A new 8 Series has been rumored for many years, but for some weird reason BMW refused to bring it back previously. And I say “unusual” since the German brand remains in dire need of a high-end 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 basically obligatory if BMW wants to stay up to date with the competitors. And needless to say, the S-Class was already far ahead of the 7 Series long prior to it acquired coupe and convertible variants. Will the upcoming 8 Series have what it takes? Learn in my speculative evaluation listed below.
The upcoming BMW 8 Series has 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 models, flaunting 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 in addition to 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 likewise features a radar sensing unit installed into the lower intake– 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 previously, showing a really large iteration of BMW’s signature frontal design hint. Between the 2 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 consumptions and aero parts compared with the convertible’s sporty styling pack.
Comparing the vehicles at the rear reveals some small differences between the 2 models. The coupe gets a more aggressive rear spoiler treatment incorporated into the bootlid, in addition to a more popular rear diffuser-style insert– nevertheless, the convertible’s bootlid does appear to have a false panel concealing the remainder of the tail-lights, so it might be the very 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 most likely fitted with a V8 engine. The convertible, on the other hand, 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 integrated reflectors.
2019 BMW 8 Series Interior
Our photographers also 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, in addition to the fully-digital instrument cluster ahead of the driver. The rest is covered in grey sheeting, however we have actually got a look 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 exposed sometime later on this year, total with a series of turbocharged six-, 8- and potentially 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the current updates over the coming months.