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BMW 8 Series is finally here, with 523 horsepower from its biturbo V8

It seems like we are reporting about BMW cars every week. And this week, we are going to talk about the BMW 8 Series, because first, we have been waiting for its arrival, and second, it comes with a handful of technology, as well as two engine options. Therefore, there is no excuse that we don’t talk about this.

Overall, the production 8 Series looks like a toned down version of last year’s concept. The production model now has a long, low nose with a narrow take on BMW’s kidney grille. The hood then continues to a double bubble roof that flows back to a gently sloping tail. Large trapezoidal tail pipes dominate the view from the rear end.

LED headlights come as a standard feature, but these can be upgraded to laser lights. To cut down on weight, buyers can then spec a carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and there’s an available Carbon Package that uses CFRP for parts like the mirror caps, intakes, rear spoiler and diffuser.

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It’s official! Here are some details of the new 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe

Good news for those who have been patiently waiting for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe new luxury sports car. Soon enough, the 8 Series Coupe will be hitting the streets as a final model. Right now, BMW is already on the final stage of the series production development process for the 8 Series Coupe, and the carmaker will be offering an M-flavored model in the guise of the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe.

Just being clear, BMW has yet to officially unveil the second generation of the BMW 8 Series, as the German premium carmaker is currently holding driving dynamics tests in Wales, which are fully dedicated to the final coordination of all drive and suspension systems. These tests are being carried out also to ensure that new 8 Series Coupe does not only offer remarkable racing performance but also long-distance ride comfort.

In terms of performance, the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe could be considered as an embodiment of the true potential of the 8 Series Coupe. The perfect recipe of different dynamic elements -- such as a completely redeveloped V8 engine, state-of-the-art intelligent four-wheel drive technology, Integral Active Steering, an active rear axle differential lock, and adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilization – allows the new M850i xDrive Coupe to blend superb levels of sportiness and comfort.

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BMW leaks 8 Series silhouette amid rumours of new M8 GTE’s debut at Daytona

It seems to us that we are getting ever closer to the day that BMW pulls off the cover of the new 8 Series. We have seen enough spy shots and leaked photos of the model, and the only thing that has not been done really is for them to reveal the German automaker’s big coupe.

BMW has recently shared another teaser video of the said model in action on Twitter, as well as some images on Facebook albeit still in camouflage. So far, the automaker would only say that it remains on track for the 2018 release.

The photo that has been posted on Facebook has a caption, indicating that this model offers us a glimpse into the future. Though it is just a silhouette, it gives us an impression of the car’s shapely rear, sculpted roof, and illuminated headlights - that match what we saw earlier in a leaked photograph. The video, on the other hand, lets us hear the 8 Series’ roar, sounding like it has been equipped with a V8 engine.

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X-Tomi Design renders BMW 8 Series as Gran Coupe, shooting brake, pickup truck

The automotive community is now anticipating what BMW will do next after it unveiled the Concept 8 Series a few days ago at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy as a preview of the 8 Series production model anticipated to arrive in 2018.

The resurrection of the notable badge, which is slated for next year, will have the 2-door coupe variant heading up the lineup. Nevertheless, more body styles will later join the range in the future. According to different sources, a Convertible and a Gran Coupe will see the daylight soon. But will a shooting brake be included?

It was an ecstatic few days when the German automaker unveiled the adorable 8 Series concept and afterwards someone skilled with Photoshop removed its roof to showcase an imagined convertible, one that might actually occur in real life. The person in question is now delving into the idea of other hypothetical derivatives for the sophisticated coupe by envisioning a Gran Coupe model that is made with an unexpected shooting brake and an unanticipated pickup truck. After the 8 Series concept was revealed, renderers just couldn’t resist the urge to come up with their various examples of the said concept.

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BMW just keeps on getting bigger and bigger, in terms of their lineup I mean. Just after unveiling the 8 Series Concept, they are now teasing us with an M8 variant. As of now, the closest we have to the M8 variant are just camouflaged photos and a video since BMW won’t give out any information just yet.

The camouflaged variant looks similar to the 8 series in terms of design, but it comes with the signature trimming we have expected on the M’s go-fast models. Though we know that this isn’t at all close to the final production version, note that it has enlarged air intakes in the fascia, enlarged wheels with low profile tires, brake calipers finished in blue, and at the rear end are quad exhausts.

BMW M Division president, Frank van Meel, said that the upcoming BMW M8 will build on the genes of the 8 Series and feature enhanced track ability and “generous extra portions of dynamic sharpness, precision and agility”. He added that it flows into a driving experience that has the highly recognizable BMW M hallmarks” and that meets the most challenging demands of its customers.

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A lot of people are excited for the BMW 8 Series Coupe Concept to make its debut. And now, it is at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which will then be followed by a production model under the same name probably after just a few months. Like any other cars, the 8 Series will probably have some minor changes here and there from the concept to the production model. Having said that, the production model may include the addition of a removable top.

Nothing has been confirmed yet in terms of the production model, but as you can see on this rendering by X-Tomi design, the 8 Series Coupe has lost its roof. Though it looks pretty awesome, it seems just like the artist literally erased the roof from the original photo without modifying the car that much. Another thing that has been added to the design is the Valencia Orange finish, along with a few added cues for the production ready design.

The BMW 8 Series Coupe has been given a set of 21-inch light alloy wheels with multi-spoke design and aero elements, an aggressive front fascia with air vents visible in both bumpers as well as the front fenders. For a touring car look, it was designed to have muscular flared wheel arches, sleek headlights and taillights, and dual exhaust tips.

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If this design study leads to the eventual and much-awaited BMW 8 Series grand tourer, then we wouldn’t complain. After all, it looks so promising. It isn’t the final version yet, but the BMW Concept 8 Series that will be unfurled at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy officially and formally signals the emphatic return of the BMW 8 Series Coupe after around two decades of being left in the dust.

BMW confirms that the Concept 8 Series provides a good glimpse into a new BMW 8 Series Coupe that will be introduced to the auto market in 2018 as part of the carmaker’s biggest model offensive in its history. The BMW Group was tagged the new BMW 8 Series as the centerpiece of its “NUMBER ONE > NEXT” strategy that aims to dramatically increase both sales and revenues in the auto industry’s luxury sector.

Harald Kruger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, described the BMW 8 Series Coupe as a model that will raise the benchmark for coupes in the segment while boosting the company’s claim to leadership in the luxury class.

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BMW is slated to reveal the much awaited BMW 8 Series Concept this coming weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. Not to be left out of this exciting event, Peisert Design renders its own version of the 8 Series Coupe right before its debut.

In the previous week, BMW officially released a lone teaser image showing only the silhouette of the concept. There isn’t much known about it, but the clues are enough to inspire Peisert to create its own rendition of the luxurious sports coupe.

Taking its cues from the spy shots and BMW’s official teaser photo, Peisert Design re-imagined the coupe with a long hood design, a sporty windshield with sloping roofline that extends seamlessly to the rear spoiler. The rendering also features this very distinct fenders with vents at the front while the large alloy wheels make the side profile more unique.

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The Gran Lusso Coupe Concept that BMW introduced to us at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Estate made us think that maybe the 8 Series will make a comeback, but the company never mentioned it to us. However, at this year’s show, they are introducing a concept they call the 8 Series Coupe, which sounds pretty straightforward. And Harald Krüger, BMW chairman had just confirmed that it is slated for arrival in 2018. So now, it seems that the upcoming 8 Series is coming close to production, as it will be fully revealed on May 26.

As of now, we will have to deal with a teaser image of the concept. Though the image does not give us plenty of details, it shows an outlined silhouette of the 8 Series’ side profile - it seems like the model will have a raked roofline and wide rear hips that is complemented by a prominent spoiler at the trunk lid that is pointing upwards.

BMW did say in a press release that the Gran Lusso is a “design study” of a model that will soon reach its production phase. It’s also said to be headed for a 2018 release. Perhaps the Gran Lusso Coupe is an indication of how the 8 Series will look, and if the near-production concept will somewhat look like it, then it will definitely be gorgeous. Having said that, the 8 series will definitely be a more premium line over the 7 Series.

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The last time that BMW produced the 8-Series was in 1999. This two-door coupe belonged to the grand tourer class and combined speed, style, safety, and comfort. Powered by a V8 or V12 engine, the BMW 8 Series represented a new class targeted towards a different market. It offered a better performance but fetched a higher price than the BMW 6 series. No thanks to falling sales, BMW had decided scrap off the 8 Series in 1999. While BMW resurrected the 6 Series in 2003 and is still producing it, it has yet to revive the 8 Series.

However, there have been reports that BMW is digging the graveyard to resurrect the 8 Series, which is its biggest two-door ever made. Even though sales of premium coupe models have not been as good as before, BMW is hell-bent on reviving the 8 Series and is using the 7 Series platform as its base. There could be good reasons for that.

Well, the BMW 6 Series has been too weak to compete against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. Right now, anything that BMW is throwing against the S-Class Coupe is not serious enough to steal sales from Mercedes. This could be because the 6 Series could be considered more of a sports car than a luxury grand tourer. Likewise, in terms of prestige and spaciousness, the 6-Series pales compared to the S-Class.

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Bmw unveiled the impressive Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe, a concept car that hints at a possible 8-Series. Unveiled in Italy at the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance, the new Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe is a four-seater powered by a 6.0-liter V12 engine delivering 537 bhp, same found on the 760i. Power is delivered to the rear wheels.

Regarding the design, the Gran Lusso Coupe is quite impressive and comes with a swept-back silhouette that features a long bonnet, shallow glasshouse and a reinterpretation of the well-known Bmw front grille. Although it is described as a one-off, the Gran Lusso Coupe could easily be taken into production with little changes.

The same design theme is continued at the interior where Bmw and Pininfarina used only high-quality materials such as black and tobacco brown leather upholstery from Italian company Foglizzo, but also the trims sourced from kauri wood as well as black chrome.

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