A new 8 Series has actually been rumored for quite a few years, however for some odd reason BMW chose not to bring it back until now. And I say “weird” since the German brand name remains in alarming need 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 basically compulsory if BMW wishes to stay up to date with the competition. And needless to say, the S-Class was already far ahead of the 7 Series long before it acquired coupe and convertible variants. Will the upcoming 8 Series have what it takes? Learn in my speculative evaluation below.
The upcoming BMW 8 Series has actually been spied as soon as again in both coupe and convertible kinds, ahead of a likely reveal 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, mainly 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 very 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 autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control systems.
There’s likewise less camouflage over the double-kidney front grille than formerly, showing an extremely large iteration of BMW’s signature frontal design hint. Between the two vehicles, the 8 Series coupe has big intakes and a more aggressive lower front bumper treatment, potentially meaning a hotter M Performance model with functional intakes and aero parts compared to the convertible’s sporty styling pack.
Comparing the vehicles at the back shows some small distinctions in between the two models. The coupe gets a more aggressive rear spoiler treatment incorporated into the bootlid, together with a more prominent rear diffuser-style insert– however, the convertible’s bootlid does appear to have an incorrect panel hiding 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, indicating this vehicle is most likely fitted with a V8 engine. The convertible, on the other hand, gets away with bad lighting hiding 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 likewise managed to snap the above picture of the coupe’s interior, too, though you can’t see much other than the guiding wheel borrowed from the 5 Series and 7 Series, along with the fully-digital instrument cluster ahead of the driver. The rest is covered in grey sheeting, however we have actually got a glance of the new flagship’s exterior and interior undisguised previously.
2019 BMW 8 Series Release Date
It’s believed the 2019 BMW 8 Series will be officially exposed at some point later on this year, complete with a range of turbocharged six-, eight- and perhaps 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the latest updates over the coming months.