After taking it to Paris for its motor show premiere earlier this month, BMW has finally allowed journalists to sit behind the wheel of the 8-Series Coupe.
Under Portugal’s sun, media representatives got the chance to experience the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe rival for the first time.
This means that the first reviews are underway, but until they arrive, enthusiasts have a gigantic image gallery at their disposal, released by BMW, which shows the 8-Series Coupe from nearly every angle, along with official videos.
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Right now, European customers can choose between two versions of the 8-Series Coupe: the 840d and M850i. The former is powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel producing 320 PS (315 hp / 235 kW) and 680 Nm (580 lb-ft) of torque, and the latter by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 rated at 530 PS (523 hp / 390 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque.
The base diesel model has an MSRP of €100,000 ($114,206) in Germany, whereas the petrol version starts from €125,700 (€142,757).
In the U.S., BMW is offering only the M850i xDrive variant. Pricing kicks off at $112,985 (about €98,900 for those of you comparing) before State taxes and fees, and the first cars will arrive at dealers on December 8.