BMW 8-Series Convertible Leaks Its Interior On Social Media

BMW has done a pretty good job in keeping some of the design elements and oily bits of the new 8-Series family a secret so far.

Nevertheless, a set of images, shared by Wilcoblok on Instagram reveal the interior design of the posh Convertible. And, for the first time, there isn’t any camouflage to keep parts of the dashboard away from our eyes.

As a result, say hello to a new digital instrument cluster, which was already previewed by the automaker a month ago. It brings new graphics, a central area that shows the navigation, and probably other functions, too, tachometer, speedometer, coolant and fuel gauges, all wrapped in a larger display. It will also be adopted by the facelifted 7-Series and upcoming X7, as well.

No physical button revolution here

BMW isn’t quite ready to ditch the physical buttons yet, so the new BMW 8-Series models have plenty of these scattered around the dashboard and central console. Notice the new infotainment system that sits on top of the central air vents, which appears to be a bit larger than the one used inside the 7-Series.

Elsewhere, this car is adorned with lots of red leather and metallic accents. It also has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, with paddle shifters fitted behind it, and the ‘M’ badge suggests that this is, perhaps, not the M8, but the M850i, as the social media webpage states.

If this is the case, then expect a new V8 engine with 530PS (523hp / 390kW) and 750Nm (553lb-ft) of torque, channeled to the xDrive all-wheel drive through an improved eight-speed automatic transmission.

These specs have been shared by BMW themselves, and a recent report claims that the Coupe should be able to cover the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint in less than 4 seconds. So, expect about the same from the Convertible.

The new BMW 8-Series family will officially be presented on June 15, and it’s expected to go on sale later this year. It’s unknown at the time whether the range-topping M8 will be unveiled on the same date.

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  • Leconte Dave

    That steering wheel is huge

  • matrem

    Doesn’t look special or chic.

  • Jason Panamera

    Dunno why but i love this black-red interior. Probably becasue it’s new car which i’m looking forward to. Anyway i see that this 8 series, X5, 3 series gonna have more similar interiors than ever. Probably only Lexus is making various interios in their cars for now.

  • Matthew Daraei

    Nice interior, different than current BMW interiors, but nothing special to carry the 8-series’ name.

  • Nordschleife

    I guess I expected more since this was supposed to be a revolution in BMW’s interior design but I guess I’ll hold final judgment until it’s properly released. I think those middle vents look cheap but once again I’ll reserve final judgement.

  • DMax

    Nice Hyundai.

  • kenny the pig

    we’re all red on the inside

  • :/ Yurr

    Looks better than most of the BMW interiors that are out now.

  • atomicbri

    Yeah that interior looks a little bland and generic. Doesn’t feel special. Looking at that exterior shot also just looks to me as another 6 series now sporting an 8 series badge on it. It looks massive. The original 8 series was a wow car at the time, a BMW with pop up headlights and a very svelte looking body. The new one looks bloated to me in that shot. And it has the regular corporate BMW front end look. Yeah I think I will pass.

  • Mynameis Taylor

    it’s not an elegant interior, then again…….BMW’s aren’t elegant looking cars. They have a very hard handed approach to design. BMWs are very masculine looking cars. just my observation

  • Charles Lane

    thats terrible

    • Bo Hanan

      When yuk isn’t a strong enough word.

  • vaybach khan

    Can’t compare to old bmw 8 series, that interior was special!

  • getoffme

    It does not look special at all.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    Way to many switches and buttons

  • SteersUright

    Looks rather nice in these pics. Reserve final judgement for the red and possible gaudy excess of metal accents though.

  • Ermal Morina

    Miles behind the S Coupe. MILES

  • smartacus

    original 8-Series interior (and exterior) still look superior.
    No comparison. New one looks like a 2006 6-Series.

  • OG

    I hate their new dashboard,decades of having their signature round gauges gone to thrash for an ugly display smh.Other than that the interior doesn’t look special at all,surely the materials will be great but the design is kind of all already

  • CBV2020

    Quality? Yes. Exclusivity? No. Promlematic? Depends. I prefer a more unique interior at the top of their range.

  • CBV2020

    Feels too parts bin. You should be somewhat mesmerized catching a glimpse of the 850’s interior when you own a 540i, not familiarized. Lame outcome approaching the year 2020. We dreamed boldly of this time, yet now we have this.

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