A new 8 Series has actually been rumored for numerous years, but for some unusual reason BMW refused to bring it back previously. And I say “odd” since the German brand is in dire need of a high-end coupe above the 6 Series. With Mercedes-Benz currently selling a two-door S-Class and Audi working on the A9, the 8 Series is pretty much obligatory if BMW wants to stay up to date with the competition. And needless to state, the S-Class was already far ahead of the 7 Series long prior to it gained coupe and convertible variants. Will the upcoming 8 Series have exactly what it takes? Find out in my speculative evaluation below.
The upcoming BMW 8 Series has been spied as soon as again in both coupe and convertible types, ahead of a most likely expose later on this year. Both versions are using a little less camouflage than previous prototypes, displaying more production parts like the bumpers and light units.
2019 BMW 8 Series Exterior
It appears both vehicles are M Sport cars, mostly due to the aggressive front and rear bumper treatments together with the big alloy wheels real estate blue brake calipers and large brake discs. For the very first time we can see the production front bumper, which likewise features a radar sensor installed into the lower intake– likely for the vehicle’s autonomous emergency situation braking and adaptive cruise control systems.
There’s also less camouflage over the double-kidney front grille than formerly, revealing an extremely wide model of BMW’s signature frontal design hint. In between the 2 vehicles, the 8 Series coupe has large consumptions and a more aggressive lower front bumper treatment, possibly meaning a hotter M Performance model with practical consumptions and aero components compared to the convertible’s sporty styling pack.
Comparing the vehicles at the back reveals some slight distinctions between the two models. The coupe gets a more aggressive rear spoiler treatment integrated into the bootlid, in addition to a more prominent rear diffuser-style insert– nevertheless, the convertible’s bootlid does appear to have a false panel concealing the rest of the tail-lights, so it might be the very same.
2019 BMW 8 Series Engine
We can likewise see a quad-tipped exhaust peeping through the trapezoidal finishers of the coupe, indicating this vehicle is most likely fitted with a V8 engine. The convertible, on the other hand, gets away with bad lighting hiding exactly what’s behind its tailpipe finishers. Both also feature an L-shaped slit on each side of the rear bumper with incorporated reflectors.
2019 BMW 8 Series Interior
Our photographers also handled to snap the above image of the coupe’s interior, too, though you cannot see much aside from the steering wheel borrowed from the 5 Series and 7 Series, together with the fully-digital instrument cluster ahead of the motorist. The rest is covered in grey sheeting, however we have got a glance of the new flagship’s exterior and interior undisguised formerly.
2019 BMW 8 Series Release Date
It’s thought the 2019 BMW 8 Series will be formally revealed sometime later on this year, complete with a range of turbocharged 6-, eight- and perhaps 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the current updates over the coming months.