BMW’s flagship 8 Series coupe has actually appeared in dripped pictures prior to it makes its first public appearance in late 2018. This slinky Mercedes S-Class Coupe option is set to spawn a high-performance M8 model when it hits showrooms in 2019.
2018 BMW 8 Series Styling
These preview from the Bimmerpost online forum program simply how similar the upcoming 8 Series will aim to BMW’s current Concept 8 Series model– revealed above right. Sure, its headlights are a little bigger and the principle’s vast air consumptions have actually been toned down slightly for production however there’s no doubt the 8 Series still looks quite aggressive. A lot of creases sweep their method across the car’s long bonnet while a high vent (obtained from the current 5 and 7 Series) has actually made its method onto the car’s side simply behind the front wheels.
Walk round the back and you’ll discover the 8 Series’ rear end also draws motivation from the idea. It might not be quite as heavily contoured however the broad brake lights, chrome exhaust tips and subtle boot lid spoiler appear to have actually survived the transition from motor show podium to dealership forecourt pretty much the same. You can expect M Sport models to look even sportier still, while range-topping M8 cars will probably featured broader wheel arches, larger exhaust ideas and even meatier intakes to help them stand out.
2018 BMW 8 Series Interior
The 8 Series’ interior (as revealed above in concept form) will look just as posh as other glamorous BMW cabins. It’ll get plenty of modern gizmos raised from the ultra-posh 7 Series consisting of a substantial widescreen infotainment system and a slick digital chauffeur’s screen. It ought to likewise feature futuristic gesture controls and a variety 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 must also share its engines with the four-door 7 Series. Entry-level cars could include 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel and petrol engines producing 261hp and 326hp respectively– sufficient to run from 0-62mph in around 6 seconds.
If you’re trying to find something faster than your typical hot hatch there’ll likewise be a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol 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 mindful coupe owner, there may likewise be a plug-in hybrid model– once again utilizing technology lifted from the current 7 Series.
2018 BMW 8 Series Price and Release Date
The ended up 8 Series isn’t expected to break cover formally until late 2018. It’ll go on sale in early 2019, however if you fancy getting your hands on one you’ll have set aside from approximately ₤ 70,000.