BMW’s flagship 8 Series coupe has actually appeared in dripped pictures 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 hits display rooms in 2019.
2018 BMW 8 Series Styling
These sneak peeks from the Bimmerpost forum show simply how similar the upcoming 8 Series will look to BMW’s current Concept 8 Series model– revealed above right. Sure, its headlights are somewhat larger and the concept’s large air intakes have actually been reduced slightly for production however there’s no doubt the 8 Series still looks pretty aggressive. Plenty of creases sweep their method throughout the car’s long bonnet while a tall vent (borrowed from the latest 5 and 7 Series) has made its way onto the car’s side simply behind the front wheels.
Walk round the back and you’ll find the 8 Series’ rear end also draws motivation from the principle. It might not be rather as greatly contoured but the broad brake lights, chrome exhaust pointers and subtle boot cover spoiler appear to have actually 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 probably featured larger wheel arches, bigger exhaust ideas and even meatier consumptions to help them stand out.
2018 BMW 8 Series Interior
The 8 Series’ interior (as shown above in idea form) will look simply as swank as other elegant BMW cabins. It’ll get lots of state-of-the-art devices lifted from the ultra-posh 7 Series consisting of a huge widescreen infotainment system and a slick digital chauffeur’s display. It ought to likewise come with futuristic gesture controls and a huge selection of self-driving features that’ll make the 8 Series one of 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 gas engines producing 261hp and 326hp respectively– adequate to sprint from 0-62mph in around 6 seconds.
If you’re searching for something faster than your typical 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 environmentally mindful coupe owner, there might likewise be a plug-in hybrid model– again utilizing technology raised from the current 7 Series.
2018 BMW 8 Series Price and Release Date
The ended up 8 Series isn’t really expected to break cover officially until late 2018. It’ll go on sale in early 2019, but if you expensive getting your hands on one you’ll have set aside from approximately ₤ 70,000.