The new BMW 8 Series coupe relaunches the grand tourer line after a 20-year hiatus. This fall, you can expect the 2019 BMW 8 Series to wow in showrooms across the U.S.
Sculpted to Perfection
The new BMW 8 Series coupe is long and sleek. The front and rear are uniquely sculpted to deliver a rare silhouette that puts a new, aggressive spin on BMW styling. The front grille juts out. The lights are narrow – BMW’s slimmest in history – but their LaserLight technology makes them bright. The center channel recalls the lines of classic racers. It all comes together to make a car that looks like it’s leaning hard into the wind, even when it’s perfectly still. It has a constant sense of movement, like a race horse impatient for the starting gate to fly open.
The engine is a beast that backs this single-minded need for speed up. The M850i xDrive performance model is the flagship, and it offers a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 at 523 horsepower. This produces a monstrous 553 pound-feet of torque. Combined with eight-speed automatic, rear-biased torque-vectoring all wheel drive, paddle shifters, and launch control system, and it can make driving to work feel like you’re counting down for lift-off. The 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds helps.
Luxury Built Around the Driver
As is standard for BMW, the 2019 BMW 8 Series will focus on luxury. Merino leather is set off by contrast stitching, and the wide center console offers a 10.25-inch touchscreen and complete control suite. BMW’s outpaced other makers when it comes to making the whole control suite focus on driver ease-of-use.
The number of bells-and-whistles is impressive, from head-up display, 16-speaker sound system, variable color ambient lighting, and four years of telematics standard, to options such as ventilated seats and the BMW digital key that allows you to start and unlock the car from your phone.
The new BMW 8 Series coupe is available soon. Make sure you lock one down before someone else leaves with yours.