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).