BMW 8-Series News

  • 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots

    The BMW 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 testing on public roads, and now its more powerful sibling, the M8 Gran Coupe, has been caught testing in the cold as well. While the word coupe is in the name, the M8 Gran Coupe is actually a fastback sedan with a hatch. Expect the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe to debut late in 2019 or early 2020 and to...

  • 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
    Customized BMW 8-Series comes with meteoritic materials

    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...

  • 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...

  • 2020 BMW M8 prototype

    BMW isn't taking its time with additional variants of its revived 8-Series. The coupe is still a month out from showrooms but the German automaker has already revealed the 8-Series Convertible, and soon there will be a more practical 8-Series Gran Coupe and high-performance M8 as well. Next in the pipeline will be the M8, in coupe form, as engineers from BMW M are currently conducting the final evaluations at top racetracks, one of which is Portugal's Estoril. The car is confirmed to be coming with the same mechanical package as the M5, meaning a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8, eight-speed...

  • 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
    Rear-wheel-drive BMW 8-Series is coming but don't count on a V-12

    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...

  • 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

    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 in patent images. The drawings, published to the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property, show both the Gran Coupe and Convertible variants will strike a similar design note to the recently revealed 8-Series coupe, which isn't much of a shocker. More importantly, the images shows the...

  • 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 confirms first specs for new 8-Series

    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...

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

    A prototype for the first-ever BMW M8 Convertible has been spotted again. It’s the open-top version of the M8 coupe that BMW presented in prototype form during the 2017 M Festival held at the Nürburgring, and the car is being prepped as Munich’s challenger to high-performance grand...

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

    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 race car in the time since. The latter competes in the United SportsCar Championship and World Endurance Championship and will race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We now have new photos and video of some M8 prototypes testing at the 'Ring. The car looks like the earlier prototypes we saw for the regular...

  • 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...

  • 2018 BMW M8 GTE race car
    BMW M8 race car revealed

    BMW previewed the racing version of its yet-to-be-revealed 8-Series coupe during last September’s 2017 Frankfurt auto show, and now after a torturous development program the completed car has been revealed. The version shown is the M8 GTE, BMW’s entry for the World Endurance...

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