A new 8 Series has actually been reported for several years, however for some unusual factor BMW declined to bring it back previously. And I state “unusual” due to the fact that the German brand name remains in alarming requirement 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 competitors. And needless to state, the S-Class was currently far ahead of the 7 Series long prior to it acquired coupe and convertible variants. Will the upcoming 8 Series have what it takes? Discover in my speculative evaluation listed below.
The upcoming BMW 8 Series has actually been spied as soon as again in both coupe and convertible kinds, ahead of a most likely expose later on this year. Both versions are using a little less camouflage than previous models, displaying more production parts like the bumpers and light systems.
2019 BMW 8 Series Exterior
It appears both vehicles are M Sport cars, mostly 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 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 a really large version of BMW’s signature frontal style hint. In between the 2 vehicles, the 8 Series coupe has big consumptions and a more aggressive lower front bumper treatment, possibly meaning a hotter M Performance model with practical consumptions and aero elements compared to the convertible’s stylish styling pack.
Comparing the vehicles at the back reveals some small distinctions in between the 2 models. The coupe gets a more aggressive rear spoiler treatment incorporated into the bootlid, together with a more popular rear diffuser-style insert– nevertheless, the convertible’s bootlid does appear to have an incorrect panel hiding the remainder of the tail-lights, so it might be the exact 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 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 handled to snap the above picture of the coupe’s interior, too, though you can’t see much aside from the guiding wheel obtained from the 5 Series and 7 Series, in addition to the fully-digital instrument cluster ahead of the chauffeur. The rest is covered in grey sheeting, however we have actually got a glance 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 at some point later on this year, total with a variety of turbocharged 6-, 8- and perhaps 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the current updates over the coming months.