A new 8 Series has actually been rumored for quite a few years, but for some strange factor BMW refused to bring it back previously. And I state “weird” since the German brand is in dire requirement 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 basically compulsory if BMW wishes to stay up to date with the competitors. And needless to say, the S-Class was currently 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 actually been spied once again in both coupe and convertible kinds, ahead of a likely expose later on this year. Both versions are using a little less camouflage than previous prototypes, showing off 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 housing blue brake calipers and large brake discs.
For the first time we can see the production front bumper, which likewise features a radar sensing unit mounted into the lower consumption– most likely for the vehicle’s self-governing emergency braking and adaptive cruise control systems.
There’s likewise less camouflage over the double-kidney front grille than formerly, showing a really broad iteration of BMW’s signature frontal style hint. In between the 2 vehicles, the 8 Series coupe has large consumptions and a more aggressive lower front bumper treatment, potentially hinting at a hotter M Performance model with practical intakes and aero elements compared to the convertible’s stylish styling pack.
Comparing the vehicles at the rear reveals some slight differences in between the two models. The coupe gets a more aggressive rear spoiler treatment integrated into the bootlid, along with a more popular rear diffuser-style insert– nevertheless, the convertible’s bootlid does appear to have a false panel hiding the remainder of the tail-lights, so it might be the same.
2019 BMW 8 Series Engine
We can also 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 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 managed to snap the above picture of the coupe’s interior, too, though you cannot see much besides the steering wheel obtained from the 5 Series and 7 Series, together with the fully-digital instrument cluster ahead of the chauffeur. The rest is covered in grey sheeting, however we have got a look of the new flagship’s exterior and interior undisguised formerly.
2019 BMW 8 Series Release Date
It’s believed the 2019 BMW 8 Series will be formally revealed at some point later on this year, complete with a variety of turbocharged 6-, eight- and perhaps 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the current updates over the coming months.