BMW’s flagship 8 Series coupe has appeared in dripped photos before it makes its first public look in late 2018. This slinky Mercedes S-Class Coupe alternative is set to spawn a high-performance M8 model when it strikes display rooms in 2019.
2018 BMW 8 Series Styling
These sneak peeks from the Bimmerpost online forum show just how comparable the upcoming 8 Series will planning to BMW’s recent Concept 8 Series model– shown above right. Sure, its headlights are a little bigger and the principle’s large air consumptions have been reduced slightly for production however there’s no doubt the 8 Series still looks pretty aggressive. Plenty of creases sweep their way across the car’s long bonnet while a high vent (borrowed from the most recent 5 and 7 Series) has made its way onto the car’s side simply behind the front wheels.
Take a walk round the back and you’ll discover the 8 Series’ rear end likewise draws motivation from the principle. It might not be quite as heavily contoured however the broad brake lights, chrome exhaust tips and subtle boot lid spoiler appear to have endured the transition from motor reveal podium to dealer forecourt basically the same. You can expect M Sport models to look even sportier still, while range-topping M8 cars will likely included larger wheel arches, bigger exhaust pointers as well as meatier consumptions to help them stand out.
2018 BMW 8 Series Interior
The 8 Series’ interior (as revealed above in principle kind) will look simply as classy as other elegant BMW cabins. It’ll get a lot of high-tech devices raised from the ultra-posh 7 Series including a big widescreen infotainment system and a slick digital motorist’s display screen. It must likewise feature futuristic gesture controls and a huge selection of self-driving features that’ll make the 8 Series among the most futuristic cars on sale.
2018 BMW 8 Series Engines and Driving
The 8 Series ought to also share its engines with the four-door 7 Series. Entry-level cars could feature 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel and gas engines producing 261hp and 326hp respectively– enough to run from 0-62mph in around six seconds.
If you’re trying to find something faster than your average hot hatch there’ll likewise be a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 fuel model with more than 600hp while at the top of the performance tree BMW’s expected to offer an M860 model with a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 and 4×4. For the more environmentally conscious coupe owner, there may likewise be a plug-in hybrid model– once again using technology raised from the existing 7 Series.
2018 BMW 8 Series Price and Release Date
The ended up 8 Series isn’t anticipated to break cover officially up until late 2018. It’ll go on sale in early 2019, but if you elegant getting your hands on one you’ll have reserved from roughly ₤ 70,000.