BMW’s flagship 8 Series coupe has actually appeared in dripped photos prior to it makes its very first public look in late 2018. This slinky Mercedes S-Class Coupe alternative is set to generate a high-performance M8 model when it strikes showrooms in 2019.
2018 BMW 8 Series Styling
These sneak peeks from the Bimmerpost forum show simply how similar the upcoming 8 Series will planning to BMW’s recent Concept 8 Series model– shown above right. Sure, its headlights are somewhat bigger and the concept’s large air intakes have been reduced slightly for production but there’s no doubt the 8 Series still looks quite aggressive. A lot of creases sweep their method throughout the car’s long bonnet while a high vent (obtained from the current 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 find the 8 Series’ rear end also draws motivation from the principle. It might not be quite as greatly contoured however the broad brake lights, chrome exhaust tips and subtle boot cover spoiler appear to have made it through the transition from motor show podium to dealership forecourt practically unchanged. You can expect M Sport models to look even sportier still, while range-topping M8 cars will likely featured broader wheel arches, bigger exhaust ideas and even meatier intakes to help them stand out.
2018 BMW 8 Series Interior
The 8 Series’ interior (as revealed above in idea type) will look just as swank as other glamorous BMW cabins. It’ll get plenty of state-of-the-art gizmos lifted from the ultra-posh 7 Series including a substantial widescreen infotainment system and a slick digital chauffeur’s display. It needs to also include futuristic gesture controls and a wide variety of self-driving features that’ll make the 8 Series one of the most futuristic sports cars on sale.
2018 BMW 8 Series Engines and Driving
The 8 Series must also share its engines with the four-door 7 Series. Entry-level cars might include 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel and petrol engines producing 261hp and 326hp respectively– sufficient to sprint from 0-62mph in around six seconds.
If you’re trying to find something quicker 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 anticipated to use an M860 model with a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 and 4×4. For the more ecologically mindful coupe owner, there might also be a plug-in hybrid model– once again using technology raised from the current 7 Series.
2018 BMW 8 Series Price and Release Date
The finished 8 Series isn’t really anticipated to break cover officially until late 2018. It’ll go on sale in early 2019, however if you expensive getting your hands on one you’ll have set aside from around ₤ 70,000.