2018 BMW 8-series Spied

2018 BMW 8-series Spied - BMW's upcoming 7-series-based 8-series coupe, covered in camouflage and penned in to name a few BMW models. Anticipated to be bigger than today's two-door 6-series (the 6 can likewise be had in four-door Gran Coupe type), the 8-series will act as BMW's flagship coupe, simply as its eponymous forefather did prior to it was ceased in 1999.

2018 BMW 8-series Spied

2018 BMW 8-series Spied

An intriguing history note: When the initial 8-series debuted in 1990, the smaller sized, more economical 6-series headed out of production-- just to return a couple of years after the 8-series, which just endured for a single generation, faded from BMW display rooms. History will not repeat itself this time, nevertheless, as we expect BMW will include the 8-series to the lineup, keeping the smaller sized 6-series around to do fight with Mercedes-Benz's upcoming E-class coupe.

Mercedes-Benz is returning into the mega-upscale, mega-expensive two-door area with its stunning S-class-- based coupe and cabriolet, and BMW should believe there's space for 2 Germans at that table. We believe that a follower to the initial 8-series, if it is rather stylish in the BMW vein, would produce an intriguing option to the cushy and unabashedly comfort-oriented full-size Mercedes two-door, not to point out Bentley's Continental or the next-generation Maserati GranTurismo.

Platform 2018 BMW 8-series

The 8-series will rest on a variation of the current 7-series sedan's light-weight and semi-carbon-fiber architecture. This will put the 8 above the 6-series in BMW's hierarchy (as if its greater mathematical name didn't consider that away), although the next-generation 6 is anticipated to utilize the smaller sized variation of this very same 7-derived platform that likewise will be shown the 2017 5-series sedan.

2018 BMW 8-series Spied

Now that we have our series in series and we need to discuss that the 8-series will use more meaningful styling than the 7, as our artist's making (above) programs. Based upon the making, in addition to exactly what we can see from our spy professional photographer's shots, the 8 most likely will bear a close similarity to BMW's 2014 Vision Future High-end idea, pinched headlights and all. The camouflaged model likewise displays a considerably longer hood than the 6-series and much more area in between the doors and the rear wheel opening.

We just have spy images of the 8-series coupe, it would not be unreasonable to expect a convertible variation showing up in the future. BMW, after all, offers a softtop 6-series, and Mercedes-Benz provides the S-class cabriolet.

Powertrain 2018 BMW 8-series

In keeping with the two-door 8's sportier ambiance, the 740i's effective twin-turbocharged inline-six and the 750i's twin-turbocharged V-8 are practically an offered, while the 7's offered twin-turbocharged V-12 would produce an outstanding variety topper (and cabriolet and a good foil to Benz's S65 AMG coupe).
2018 BMW 8-series Spied

Any 7-series powertrain likely can suit the 8-series' engine bay, however we query BMW might include a few of the 7's extra pedestrian offerings inclusive of the 740e plug-in hybrid four-cylinder/electric combination or Europe's diesels and four-cylinder 730i.

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BMW's initial 8-series provided a V-12 with a manual transmission, however the contemporary 8 will be automated just, with every model utilizing a ZF eight-speed. Rear-wheel drive will be the basic setup, and BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive setup will be perhaps basic or optional on higher-output designs.

Competitors 2018 BMW 8-series: Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe, Bentley Continental
2018 BMW 8-series Spied

Release date and Price 2018 BMW 8-series

The efficiency of this 8-series model recommends that the coupe is close to reaching display rooms-- or a minimum of a main launching. It must go on sale next year as a 2018 design and likely will cost more than a comparable 7-series, with a beginning cost around $80,000.

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