The revival of the BMW 8 Series is no longer just a rumor, folks! The concept for the 8 Series coupe was launched recently at Villa d’Este Concours in Italy and it’s more stylish and exciting than originally anticipated. After all, it’s BMW’s answer to the slowing demand of the 6-Series. There will be three variants for the 8 Series – a cabriolet, a two-door coupe and a four-door Gran Coupe. There’s no saying when exactly the 8 Series will be launched in Dubai, UAE, but reports suggest late 2019. Now, without further ado, let’s find out what all the buzz is about.
Exterior – Style and Elegance Combined
BMW’s trademark twin-kidney grille is even more prominent in this version. Also attracting attention is the long bonnet, the flowing roofline, the slim laser headlights, and the rear fender flares. Overall, the dynamic and elegant design has BMW fans and car enthusiasts alike excited for the ultimate reveal of the production models.
Interior – A Perfect Mix of Luxury and Comfort
The graceful appearance of the concept car is to-die-for but that’s not all this series has going for it. The interior combines style and functionality with comfort, exactly what you would expect from a high-end vehicle of this class. Adding to the element of luxury is an iDrive controller made from Swarovski glass, sports leather seats with a carbon-fiber shell, and aluminum accents. Rumor is that BMW is going for a minimalistic design, with a layout that is driver-focused, for the production models. Red anodized paddle shifters and digital gauge clusters give the car a sporty feel.
Engine – Power at your Fingertips
BMW’s turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine will serve as the entry-level engine. A more powerful option will be the turbocharged 4.4L V8 engine producing an impressive 445-hp. The third power option is the turbocharged 6.6L V12 engine similar to that from the 600-bhp model M760Li xDrive.
With impressive specs and features like these, no wonder the car geeks are going wild with anticipation about the upcoming models. Meanwhile, if you are looking to upgrade your car to a luxury vehicle or if you are interested in other used BMW cars for sale in Dubai, UAE, take a look at CarSwitch’s inventory of inspected and warrantied used cars for sale in Dubai, UAE.