BMW To Start 8-Series Production In 2018

BMW has confirmed that it will commence production of the long-awaited 8-Series at its factory in Dingolfing, Germany in 2018.

The new-generation 8-Series was previewed in concept form earlier this year and will initially hit the U.S. and European markets as a coupe next year. Once production and deliveries of the hardtop have ramped up, the German automaker will look to bring an 8-Series Convertible to the market in 2019, reports Auto News.

When it reaches the road, the BMW 8-Series will compete directly against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models and therefore fill a void in the brand’s line-up that’s existed for the last few years.

Like its four-door 7-Series sibling, the 8-Series will be offered in a range of specifications and with numerous different engines. Among the most likely engines to be sold will be a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder and the M760Li xDrive’s twin-turbocharged 6.6-liter V12. Additionally, we know that the M8 will share largely the same 600 hp, 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 as the all-new M5.

BMW has yet to say when we will see the 8-Series revealed in its completed form but we’re tipping a launch at March’s Geneva Motor Show.


  • TheBelltower

    This is sexy

  • Talk About Road Presence

    What a beast!

  • xenjitsu

    looking to trade the m4 for the 8 series!

  • Infinite1

    Looks great, can’t wait for the M8

  • Blade t

    Back end looks similar to the Lexus lc500….

  • liams92

    Putting this out there. BMW owns the rights to Triumph Motor cars. Wouldnt it be a good idea for them to use the platforms, engines and tech to create a high-end brand to compete with Maserati, Porsche, Bentley and the ever expanding AMG models. They have done a sterling job with MINI and Rolls-Royce and I think this would be the easiest for them to do. Huge demand in America, China, Japan and India for British cars. The new Z4 platform could kick it off with a modern interpretation of the TR4!

  • Mynameis Taylor

    it’s a handsome car, but I”m trying to like it. And I just don’t….It looks like a rebadged ASTON MARTIN 🙁

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    The side profile looks goofy. Maybe the windows need a light tint or something

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