A new 8 Series has been rumored for numerous years, however for some unusual reason BMW refused to bring it back previously. And I state “odd” due to the fact that the German brand is in dire need of a high-end coupe above the 6 Series. With Mercedes-Benz already offering a two-door S-Class and Audi working on the A9, the 8 Series is practically necessary if BMW wishes to keep up with the competition. And needless to state, the S-Class was currently 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? Learn in my speculative evaluation listed below.
The upcoming BMW 8 Series has actually been spied as soon as again in both coupe and convertible types, ahead of a most likely reveal later this year. Both versions are using a little less camouflage than previous prototypes, flaunting more production parts like the bumpers and light systems.
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 housing blue brake calipers and big brake discs. For the first time we can see the production front bumper, which also features a radar sensor installed into the lower consumption– most likely for the vehicle’s self-governing emergency situation braking and adaptive cruise control systems.
There’s likewise less camouflage over the double-kidney front grille than formerly, revealing an extremely broad version of BMW’s signature frontal design hint. Between the two vehicles, the 8 Series coupe has large intakes and a more aggressive lower front bumper treatment, potentially hinting at a hotter M Performance model with functional intakes and aero components compared with the convertible’s sporty styling pack.
Comparing the vehicles at the rear shows some small distinctions in between the 2 models. The coupe gets a more aggressive rear spoiler treatment integrated into the bootlid, together with a more popular rear diffuser-style insert– however, the convertible’s bootlid does appear to have a false panel concealing the remainder of the tail-lights, so it could be the same.
2019 BMW 8 Series Engine
We can also see a quad-tipped exhaust peeping through the trapezoidal finishers of the coupe, showing this vehicle is most likely fitted with a V8 engine. The convertible, meanwhile, gets away with bad lighting concealing 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 professional photographers likewise handled to snap the above picture of the coupe’s interior, too, though you cannot see much aside from the steering wheel borrowed from the 5 Series and 7 Series, in addition to the fully-digital instrument cluster ahead of the motorist. The rest is covered in grey sheeting, but we have actually got a peek 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 at some point later this year, total with a variety of turbocharged six-, 8- and potentially 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the latest updates over the coming months.