A new 8 Series has actually been rumored for several years, but for some strange reason BMW chose not to bring it back previously. And I state “weird” since the German brand name remains in dire need of a luxury coupe above the 6 Series. With Mercedes-Benz already selling a two-door S-Class and Audi working on the A9, the 8 Series is pretty much compulsory if BMW wishes to keep up 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 exactly what it takes? Discover in my speculative review listed below.
The upcoming BMW 8 Series has been spied as soon as again in both coupe and convertible forms, ahead of a likely reveal later on this year. Both versions are using a little less camouflage than previous models, flaunting more production parts like the bumpers and light units.
2019 BMW 8 Series Exterior
It appears both vehicles are M Sport cars, mainly due to the aggressive front and rear bumper treatments together with the big alloy wheels real estate blue brake calipers and big brake discs. For the very first time we can see the production front bumper, which also features a radar sensor mounted into the lower consumption– most likely for the vehicle’s autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control systems.
There’s also less camouflage over the double-kidney front grille than formerly, revealing a very large version of BMW’s signature frontal style cue. Between the two vehicles, the 8 Series coupe has big consumptions and a more aggressive lower front bumper treatment, possibly hinting at a hotter M Performance model with practical consumptions and aero components compared with the convertible’s sporty styling pack.
Comparing the vehicles at the rear reveals some slight differences between the two models. The coupe gets a more aggressive rear spoiler treatment integrated into the bootlid, together with a more prominent rear diffuser-style insert– however, the convertible’s bootlid does appear to have an incorrect panel concealing the rest of the tail-lights, so it might be the same.
2019 BMW 8 Series Engine
We can likewise see a quad-tipped exhaust peeping through the trapezoidal finishers of the coupe, suggesting this vehicle is likely fitted with a V8 engine. The convertible, meanwhile, 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 professional 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 actually got a glimpse of the new flagship’s exterior and interior undisguised previously.
2019 BMW 8 Series Release Date
It’s thought the 2019 BMW 8 Series will be formally revealed at some point later this year, complete with a range of turbocharged six-, eight- and possibly 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the current updates over the coming months.