BMW 8-Series News

  • 2020 BMW M8 Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    A prototype for the convertible version of the soon-to-be-revealed BMW M8 has been spotted again. The M8 represents the performance pinnacle of the BMW lineup, with the car being prepped as Munich’s challenger to high-performance grand tourers like the Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes-AMG S65. The M8 Convertible will go up against the open-top versions of those cars. Looking at the prototype, openings on the flanks hint at a vertical vent on the trailing edge of the front fenders, while at the rear are the M division’s signature quad-pipe arrangement for the exhaust tips. The...

  • 2020 BMW M8 prototype
    First details on the BMW M8

    BMW isn't taking its time with additional variants of its revived 8-Series. Coupe and convertible versions have already been revealed, and soon there will be a more practical 8-Series Gran Coupe liftback sedan and high-performance M8 as well. While the 8-Series Gran Coupe will feature the same...

  • Teaser for 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe debuting in June
    2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe teased ahead of June reveal

    BMW has confirmed the reveal of the new 8-Series Gran Coupe at a BMW Group press presentation set to take place in Munich in June. Sales of the svelte 4-door will follow in the fall. The arrival of the 8-Series Gran Coupe has hardly been a secret. Prototypes have been testing in public for over a...

  • 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots and video

    BMW's 8-Series just returned after a long hiatus, and the German automaker has plans for an entire lineup of its svelte range-topper. Both the 8-Series coupe and convertible have officially debuted, and photos of the M8 coupe were leaked onto the Internet. The 8-Series Gran Coupe has been spotted...

  • BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition
    BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition basks in exclusive luxury elements

    Better late than never. The first 8-Series cars reached dealers this past December, but on Monday BMW revealed an M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition that will grace markets around the world this spring. BMW said in its Monday announcement that the limited-edition car combines the standard coupe's...

  • 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots
    2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe spy shots and video

    BMW has just launched a new generation of its 8-Series but this time around there will be more body styles than just a coupe. We've already seen the covers come off an 8-Series Convertible and now we have revealing shots and video of a tester for the 8-Series Gran Coupe undergoing cold-weather...

  • BMW 850i Night Sky

    BMW looked outside of planet Earth as inspiration for a highly customized version of its reborn 8-Series. The automaker, courtesy of the in-house BMW Individual Manufaktur customization facility, revealed the 850i Night Sky on Thursday as the Earth was treated to its first meteor shower of 2019. The most interesting part of the 850i Night Sky is the fact it includes actual materials from a meteorite. Designers incorporated the material from meteors in the center console's trim plate, start-stop ignition button, and the car's gear selector and touch controller for the iDrive system. Frankly...

  • 2020 BMW M8 leak - Image via German Car Forum
    2020 BMW M8 leaked

    Here it is. The new BMW M8 courtesy of a leak on German Car Forum. The particular version shown is the hotter M8 Competition. It features a number of carbon fiber accents that will likely be absent on the standard M8. It should also come with extra horsepower but we won't know for sure until BMW M...

  • Alex Zanardi tests BMW M8 GTE racer
    Alex Zanardi tests BMW M8 GTE in preparation for 2019 24 Hours of Daytona

    Alex Zanardi, a current BMW factory driver, has completed his first test of the BMW M8 GTE racer. The handicapped driver spent three days at Miramas in southern France in preparation for the 2019 24 Hours of Daytona race scheduled for next January. Zanardi not only spent the three days to learn and...

  • 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible (M850i xDrive Convertible)
    2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible bows ahead of 2018 LA auto show

    BMW on Thursday unveiled the convertible version of its revived 8-Series. The car makes its formal debut this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show and will be in showrooms next March, arriving as a 2019 model. Just one variant will be available at launch, an M850i xDrive Convertible. Its...

  • BMW 8-Series convertible prototype
    The top shall drop: BMW 8-Series Convertible to debut at 2018 LA auto show

    BMW realized the return of its 8-Series coupe with the 2019 M850i xDrive luxury coupe launched in June, but we'll see an 8-Series Convertible join it in the near future. Camouflaged prototypes have been testing for a while and Roadshow learned Wednesday from BMW representatives that the debut will...

  • 2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots and video

    BMW's revived 8-Series coupe made an appearance in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a dedicated racing version competed in the prestigious race's GTE class for production-based cars. We'll see the new BMW flagship arrive in showrooms in December, initially in $112,895 M850i trim. Soon, BMW...

  • 2019 BMW 8-Series

    BMW's revived 8-Series arrives in showrooms in December but only in M850i xDrive coupe form, with prices confirmed to start at $112,895. There are additional body styles and powertrains coming however, including a lighter, less expensive rear-wheel-drive model. The information was confirmed to Go Auto by BMW Group product chief for luxury cars Carsten Groeber in an interview published Friday. Unfortunately, he ruled out a wild version powered by the 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 currently offered in some versions of the 7-Series. Groeber said the engine, which delivers 600 horsepower and...

  • 2019 BMW M850i
    2019 BMW M850i priced from $112,895, arrives in December

    BMW on Monday announced pricing and timing for the arrival of the 2019 BMW 8-Series in the U.S. The new line-topping luxury coupe will come as a single model called M850i xDrive when it arrives in dealers on December 8, and it will be priced at a rather healthy $112,895 to start. That jumble of...

  • BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe leaked in patent image
    Patent images out BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe and Convertible

    Last week, BMW finally took the wraps off of the 2019 8-Series, which marks the nameplate's return after 20 years. But, the brand won't limit the lineup to the 8-Series coupe for long. After numerous spy shots and a concept, the 8-Series Gran Coupe and Convertible have shown face for the first time...

  • 2019 BMW M850i
    2019 BMW 8-series coupe: return of the bodacious 'Bahnstormer

    After 20 years, the BMW 8-Series is officially making its return. BMW showed the 2019 M850i xDrive luxury coupe on the sidelines of the 24 Hours of LeMans Friday where its sibling, the BMW M8 GTE race car, will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 8-Series moniker denotes that the...

  • Teaser for BMW 8-Series debuting at 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
    BMW prepares for Le Mans return and reveal of new 8-Series

    You've seen the prototypes and leaked shots, but in just a few weeks BMW will finally pull the covers off its new 8-Series. The debut will take place June 15 in Le Mans, where BMW the next day will compete in the French town's famous 24-hour race with the M8 GTE race car. The last time BMW competed...

  • BMW 8-Series leaked - Image via Instagram user Wilco Blok
    BMW 8-Series leaked...again

    A new photo showing an undisguised version of BMW's modern 8-Series has hit the web. It was posted to the Instagram account of Wilco Blok on Sunday and reveals the interior of the new BMW coupe. It joins some earlier photos posted to the Bimmerpost forum in January and revealing the exterior of the...

  • 2020 BMW 8-Series (M850i xDrive) prototype

    BMW has dropped the first details on its new 8-Series ahead of the car's debut in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 8-Series will mark BMW's return to the French classic, with a dedicated race version set to compete in the GTE class for production-based cars. The road-going 8-Series has now reached the final stage of development and will be in European showrooms by the end of the year, BMW confirmed Thursday. An arrival in the United States is not expected until the first half of 2019, meaning we could see the car arrive as a 2020 model. At the top of the range, at least until an M8...

  • 2020 BMW M8 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M8 spy shots and video

    There’s a new 8-Series coming, and this time around BMW M will launch its own high-performance version of the car: the M8. BMW first rolled out a prototype for the M8 during the 2017 M Festival held at the Nürburgring. The automaker has also rolled out an M8 Gran Coupe concept and M8...

  • BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept
    Concept previews BMW M8 Gran Coupe coming in 2019

    BMW has given us our best look yet at its new 8-Series with the reveal of the M8 Gran Coupe concept on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. The concept specifically previews a future M8 Gran Coupe, but its styling reflects traits of all 8-Series variants. The new 8-Series will...

  • Teaser for BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe concept debuting at 2018 Geneva motor show
    We'll get our first look at BMW's 8-Series Gran Coupe in Geneva

    BMW is already confirmed to be unveiling its new-generation 8-Series coupe at next week's 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, and now we know the automaker will have an 8er-related surprise on display as well. This teaser shot was posted up on BMW's Facebook page overnight and depicts a stretched...

  • BMW 8-Series Concept, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show
    BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept rumored for Geneva debut

    We'd already suspected we'd see the production version of the BMW 8-Series make its formal debut at the 2018 Geneva motor show, but a new rumor suggests we may see another 8-Series variant in concept form as well. BMW Blog reported on Thursday that Geneva will play host to the debut of the M8 Gran...

  • George Carlin's 1996 BMW 850Ci - Image via Bring A Trailer
    Buy the late George Carlin's BMW 8-Series

    BMW may have another 8-Series brewing, but that never stops enthusiasts from swooning over the original, especially in V-12 form. Now enthusiasts have their chance to own a rather special one. Listed on the always interesting Bring A Trailer is the great comedian George Carlin's personal 1996 BMW...

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