The 2019 BMW 8 Series marks the return of the popular brand name, and like its predecessor from the 90s, the new model will be a blend of modern luxury and sportiness. The Bavarian manufacturer has even confirmed that there will be M8 and M8 GTE (revealed) models based on this car, which though expected, came out sooner than we anticipated.
BMW 8 Series – Exterior and Interior
The new BMW 8 series looks great and should draw attention of many who were not fans of the manufacturer’s design in the past. Whether you like it or not though, most future BMWs will take-up a design similar to this. This is similar to how the Concept A’s design will be used in many of Mercedes’s future small cars.
At the front, BMW’s signature kidney grille has been retained and the car gets a sculpted bumper with large air intakes, sleek headlamps and an angular hood. It sides don’t exactly scream BMW but there’s nothing to complain either.
The 8-series’ rear seems to be an ‘extreme’ evolution of some of BMW’s existing car. For me, It does look a bit too much.
Though it might not be an exact replica the 8-series’ interior does resemble the concept. Features like 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch infotainment display and sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon stereo are provided.
BMW 8 Series Engine, Transmission, xDrive
The BMW M850i XDrive that’s coming to USA gets a 4.4-liter biturbo V8 with eight-speed automatic gearbox. It can produce 523 hp (390 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm), with a claimed top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour). 0-62 mph is achieved in 3.7 seconds .
For Europe there will be 3.0-liter biturbo inline-six producing 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Newton-meters) as well.
BMW 8 Series price, Release date
The BMW 8-series will replace the 6-series coupe globally. It will go up against cars like the Mercedes S-Class Coupe, the Lexus LC, and similar in the price bracket.
|Price in UK||£76,270|
|Price in USA||$111,900*|
*$995 destination charge extra
This car will release across the States on December 8, 2018 as a 2019 model. It is already available in Europe but deliveries will only commence by early 2019.
Images of the concept: