BMW’s flagship 8 Series coupe has actually appeared in leaked photos prior to it makes its first public appearance 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 online forum program just how similar the upcoming 8 Series will want to BMW’s recent Concept 8 Series model– shown above right. Sure, its headlights are a little bigger and the concept’s vast air intakes have actually been toned down slightly 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 high vent (obtained from the latest 5 and 7 Series) has made its way onto the car’s side just behind the front wheels.
Take a walk round the back and you’ll discover the 8 Series’ rear end likewise draws motivation from the idea. It may not be quite as greatly contoured however the broad brake lights, chrome exhaust pointers and subtle boot cover spoiler appear to have made it through the shift from motor show podium to dealer forecourt pretty much unchanged. You can anticipate M Sport models to look even sportier still, while range-topping M8 cars will almost certainly included larger wheel arches, larger exhaust pointers and even meatier consumptions to assist them stick out.
2018 BMW 8 Series Interior
The 8 Series’ interior (as shown above in idea form) 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 big widescreen infotainment system and a slick digital driver’s display. It must likewise feature futuristic gesture controls and a plethora 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 ought to likewise share its engines with the four-door 7 Series. Entry-level cars could feature 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel and petrol engines producing 261hp and 326hp respectively– enough to run from 0-62mph in around 6 seconds.
If you’re trying to find something faster than your average hot hatch there’ll also be a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 fuel model with more than 600hp while at the top of the efficiency 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– again using technology lifted from the existing 7 Series.
2018 BMW 8 Series Price and Release Date
The ended up 8 Series isn’t anticipated to break cover formally up until late 2018. It’ll go on sale in early 2019, however if you elegant getting your hands on one you’ll have set aside from roughly ₤ 70,000.
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