BMW 8 Series Coupe unveiled, coming November
18 Jun 2018
BMW’s forthcoming 8 Series Coupe has finally been revealed ahead of its launch this November.
The car marks a revival of the 8 Series name after almost 20 years away and it’ll be the first of three new 8 Series variants, with a convertible and four-door Gran Coupe set to be unveiled before the end of the year.
With the 8 Series Coupe, BMW is promising one of its most exciting new models in years and a car that delivers “outstanding performance, emotion-stirring design, state-of-the-art luxury and advanced equipment technology”.
In a nutshell though, it’s a shorter version of the 7 Series saloon, losing the two rear doors with the 255mm length reduction. Width remains unchanged at 1,902mm, but its height has been cropped to 1,341mm.
Initially, engine range will comprise the three-litre six-cylinder 320bhp 840d diesel and the raucous M850i petrol, powered by a 530bhp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 that can get the 8 Series Coupe up to 62mph in 3.7 seconds.
Petrolheads might want to hang on to their cash until the M8 arrives in 2019 though.
BMW says the M8 will be the fastest and most powerful production model in the brand’s history with a 0-62mph sprint of 3.3 seconds.
Leasing rates haven’t emerged at time of writing, but on-the-prices will start from £76,270 for the diesel and £100,045 for the M850i.