A new 8 Series has been rumored for quite a few years, however for some weird factor BMW chose not to bring it back previously. And I say “strange” since the German brand name remains in dire requirement of a high-end coupe above the 6 Series. With Mercedes-Benz currently offering a two-door S-Class and Audi dealing with the A9, the 8 Series is practically necessary if BMW wishes 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 got coupe and convertible variants. Will the upcoming 8 Series have what it takes? Learn in my speculative review listed below.
The upcoming BMW 8 Series has actually been spied once again in both coupe and convertible forms, ahead of a likely expose later this year. Both versions are using a little less camouflage than previous models, displaying more production parts like the bumpers and light units.
2019 BMW 8 Series Exterior
It appears both vehicles are M Sport cars, largely due to the aggressive front and rear bumper treatments along with the big alloy wheels real estate blue brake calipers and big brake discs. For the first time we can see the production front bumper, which likewise features a radar sensing unit installed into the lower consumption– likely for the vehicle’s autonomous emergency situation braking and adaptive cruise control systems.
There’s likewise less camouflage over the double-kidney front grille than formerly, revealing a really large version of BMW’s signature frontal style cue. Between the two vehicles, the 8 Series coupe has big intakes 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 stylish styling pack.
Comparing the vehicles at the rear reveals some minor differences between the 2 models. The coupe gets a more aggressive rear spoiler treatment incorporated into the bootlid, in addition to a more prominent rear diffuser-style insert– however, the convertible’s bootlid does appear to have a false panel concealing the rest of the tail-lights, so it could 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, showing this vehicle is likely fitted with a V8 engine. The convertible, on the other hand, gets away with bad lighting concealing exactly what’s behind its tailpipe finishers. Both likewise 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 can’t see much other than the steering wheel obtained from the 5 Series and 7 Series, together with the fully-digital instrument cluster ahead of the driver. The rest is covered in grey sheeting, however we have actually got a glimpse 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 officially exposed at some point later on this year, complete with a range of turbocharged 6-, eight- and perhaps 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the most recent updates over the coming months.