Reader Captures 2019 BMW 8-Series On The Road Ahead Of Summer Debut

The 2019 BMW 8-Series Coupe has been spied by CarScoops reader Krystian.

Snapped on the highway, the heavily camouflaged prototype has a stylish silhouette as we can see a long hood, a rakish windscreen and a gently sloping roof. This particular model also has five-spoke alloy wheels and a sporty dual exhaust system with metallic surrounds.

These photos aren’t too revealing but we’ve seen countless spy photos and teaser images of the 8-Series over the past few months. A couple of undisguised photos have also surfaced and they showed the upcoming model will have a prominent grille and slender headlights which echo the 8-Series concept. The photos also revealed the coupe will have slim LED taillights and a ventilated rear fascia.

Engine options are expected to be shared with 7-Series and include an entry-level model with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine producing around 335 hp (249 kW).

We can also expect an 850i with a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 developing 455 hp (339 kW). It is possible though that BMW may skip the 850i moniker and introduce an M Performance-prepped M850i with the same M550i V8, perhaps tuned to deliver closer to 500 hp.

There have also been rumors about a hybrid variant and a V12 model but both remain unconfirmed at the moment.

One thing that’s beyond a doubt, is a high-performance M8. BMW has already confirmed the model will be available in Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe guise and all are expected to use the 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine from the M5. In the sedan, it produces 600 PS (441 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the all-wheel drive model to rocket from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 305 km/h (189 mph).

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  • GobbleUp


    Looks big, fat, heavy 4,100lbs with a lot of fake noise pumped thru the radio ala M5.

    Best looking BMW on the market but thats not saying much at all.

    • Alter Ego

      Yeah but people love the M5. The 8 may not be a corner carver but it should be a great grand tourer (ala the LC500, SL class)

  • Andrewthecarguy

    Looks like a blend on Gen 2 and 3 6 Series.
    I pray this is not a flop for BMW…

  • lagunas3ca

    Looking forward to the V12-powered 860i.

  • alexxx

    Seems like this camouflaged car is going forever.
    Reveal it already.🙄

  • nastinupe

    Bangel Butt?


    2000s 6 series’ rear?

  • erly5

    Had high hopes based on the concept but this looks incredibly disappointing

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