2019 BMW 8-Series Teased As Company Gears Up For Production

Dubbing 2018 as the year of the 8, the company confirmed the coupe and convertible will be built at the Dingolfing plant and become a “central beacon of the BMW model offensive in the luxury segment.” Of course, the 8-Series isn’t the only model with an eight in its name as the Landshut plant will build the i8 Coupe and Roadster.

Getting back to the 8-Series, this particular coupe is lightly camouflaged and has a large twin kidney grille that is flanked by laser headlights. Other notable styling features include a double bubble roof, hidden windshield wipers and contrasting mirror caps. We can also see stylish two-tone wheels which are backed up by a high-performance braking system with blue calipers.

While the latest images still leave a lot to the imagination, a couple of undisguised photos surfaced last month and revealed the car will remain relatively faithful to 8-Series concept. However, the styling has been toned down for production.

BMW has been tight-lipped about specifications but the automaker recently revealed the model is undergoing high-speed testing ahead of its launch later this year. BMW research and development boss, Klaus Frohlich, also stated “Our customers and fans can look forward to a genuine sports car” as the “dynamics values already achieved are absolutely impressive.”

Under the hood, we can expect an assortment of familiar engines including a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 that produces around 445 hp (331 kW). There will also be a high-performance M8 with at least 600 hp (447 kW).

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