BMW’s flagship 8 Series coupe has appeared in dripped images prior to it makes its very first public look in late 2018. This slinky Mercedes S-Class Coupe option is set to spawn a high-performance M8 model when it strikes showrooms in 2019.
2018 BMW 8 Series Styling
These sneak peeks from the Bimmerpost online forum show simply how comparable the upcoming 8 Series will aim to BMW’s recent Concept 8 Series model– shown above right. Sure, its headlights are a little bigger and the principle’s vast air consumptions have been reduced a little for production but there’s no doubt the 8 Series still looks quite aggressive. Plenty of creases sweep their way across the car’s long bonnet while a tall vent (borrowed from the latest 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 find the 8 Series’ rear end likewise draws motivation from the idea. It may not be rather as heavily contoured but the broad brake lights, chrome exhaust ideas and subtle boot lid spoiler appear to have actually made it through the shift from motor show podium to car dealership forecourt basically unchanged. You can anticipate M Sport models to look even sportier still, while range-topping M8 cars will likely featured wider wheel arches, bigger exhaust tips and even meatier intakes to help them stand apart.
2018 BMW 8 Series Interior
The 8 Series’ interior (as revealed above in concept type) will look just as classy as other luxurious BMW cabins. It’ll get plenty of state-of-the-art devices lifted from the ultra-posh 7 Series including a huge widescreen infotainment system and a slick digital motorist’s screen. It must also include futuristic gesture controls and a plethora 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 likewise share its engines with the four-door 7 Series. Entry-level cars might come with 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel and fuel engines producing 261hp and 326hp respectively– adequate to sprint from 0-62mph in around six seconds.
If you’re trying to find something quicker than your typical hot hatch there’ll likewise be a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 gas model with more than 600hp while at the top of the performance tree BMW’s expected 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 also be a plug-in hybrid model– once again using technology lifted from the present 7 Series.
2018 BMW 8 Series Price and Release Date
The finished 8 Series isn’t really anticipated to break cover officially till late 2018. It’ll go on sale in early 2019, but if you expensive getting your hands on one you’ll have reserved from approximately ₤ 70,000.