A new 8 Series has actually been rumored for numerous years, however for some unusual reason BMW refused to bring it back previously. And I say “odd” since the German brand remains in dire need of a high-end coupe above the 6 Series. With Mercedes-Benz already offering a two-door S-Class and Audi dealing with the A9, the 8 Series is practically obligatory if BMW wants to keep up with the competitors. And needless to say, 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? Find out in my speculative review below.
The upcoming BMW 8 Series has actually been spied when again in both coupe and convertible kinds, ahead of a likely expose later on this year. Both versions are wearing a little less camouflage than previous models, flaunting more production parts like the bumpers and light systems.
2019 BMW 8 Series Exterior
It appears both vehicles are M Sport cars, mainly due to the aggressive front and rear bumper treatments together with the large 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 sensor installed into the lower intake– likely for the vehicle’s self-governing emergency situation braking and adaptive cruise control systems.
There’s also less camouflage over the double-kidney front grille than formerly, showing a very wide version of BMW’s signature frontal design cue. 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 consumptions and aero parts compared with 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, in addition to a more prominent 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 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, suggesting this vehicle is most likely fitted with a V8 engine. The convertible, meanwhile, 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 also handled to snap the above picture of the coupe’s interior, too, though you can’t see much besides the steering 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, but we have got a peek 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 revealed at some point later on this year, complete with a series of turbocharged six-, 8- and perhaps 12-cylinder engines. Stay tuned for all the most recent updates over the coming months.