2019 BMW 8-Series Is Going To Make For One Slick Convertible

If you’ve been living in a cave with no internet for the past year or so, we have good news for you: BMW is working on bringing back the 8 Series.

Phased out before the turn of the millennium in (eventual) favor of the 6 Series, the 8 was one of the sleekest coupes Munich ever produced. Judging from these latest spy shots, the new one will be at least as slick.

Spotted undergoing cold-weather testing, this prototype for the 8 Series – which will come in both coupe and convertible forms this time around – is wearing less camouflage than ever before. It also appears to be wearing the optional M-Sport package, giving it even more of an aggressive appearance.

Following on the concept that debuted this past summer at Villa d’Este, BMW is gearing the new 8 Series to take on the likes of the Mercedes S-Class coupe, Lexus LC, and Aston Martin DB11 – even the Polestar 1 and the Audi A9 (should that ever reach production).

Expect it to come in escalating degrees of capability, from the “standard” model, past the M Performance version, and all the way up to the full-on M8. That’s something that, with apologies to the 850 CSi and Alpina B12, was never offered the first time around.

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  • Bash

    I have to see the interior. It’s all about the interior to me.

    • PK

      same. i’m anxious to see how the interior looks like. it better have that wow factor!

  • Bo Hanan

    I hope it isn’t the fat bloated pig that was/is the last 2 large BMW coupes.
    Bottom line, if it doesn’t compete with the AMG GT & DB11, don’t bother.

    • Kingsley Mpofu

      It’s not rivalling those cars. It’s going against the S Class coupe

      • Bo Hanan

        BMW just needs to make sure there are enough versions at different performance levels to compete with- DB11, AMG, S-Class Coupe, i.e. M8-650CSI-650 respectively. And don’t Duck-up the styling!

        • Don’t worry they will make smaller engine variants, don’t forget cars like Continental GT.

      • Fabián Montiel

        More like the SL, it’s smaller than the S class, it’s the replacement of the 6 series.

  • LouInPA

    So that’s where all those old Camaro headlights went – http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/e90garageimg/12616/A1101991.jpg

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    design wise it’ll be inspired from 7 series

    • If you aren’t aware, 8 series will look like the Vision concept and someone already leak the 8 Series Coupe.

      It’s distinct from 7 series.

  • Mark S

    Looking a little bland as compared to the show car.

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