The truth is that the rumor of the comeback of the BMW 8 Series is not recent. However, it is no longer a rumor. It is a reality and the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé is one of the big bets of the German automaker.
The new 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé is not only a four-door coupé variant as it will include the M8 specs as well.
During the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the concept version of the M8 model was unveiled, and BMW confirmed that the new 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé will start being produced still during this year.
2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé Release Date
As we already mentioned, BMW has already confirmed that the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé is going to start being produced by the end of this year.
2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé Price
The truth is that there are no official prices yet. Nevertheless, we believe that the starting price of the new 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé should be around $125,000.
2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé Redesign and Changes
In our opinion, the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé won’t have a lot of changes when compared with the 6 Series Gran Coupé. The truth is that we believe that the front fascia styling should be very similar including the sharp edges, the huge kidney grille, and the big intakes in the bumper. While the bumper can have a different shape, we believe that the aggressive look will be maintained.
In terms of the rear of the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, we believe that there won’t be a lot of changes either. After all, BMW also wants to maintain all the BMW’s familiar. Looking at the back of the car, you can expect to see thin taillights, a big trunk lid spoiler, and round and big tailpipes.
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2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé Specs
The reality is that there isn’t a lot of information about the drivetrain yet. Nevertheless, according to most rumors, we believe that the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé will come with an upgraded version of the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V-8 engine that is already present on other BMW cars. However, with this upgrade, this engine should be able to produce near 600 of horsepower.
Another option that is still mentioned in many rumors is concerned with the 6.6-litre twin-turbo V-12 engine. BMW already uses this engine on their M760Li, one of the most powerful cars in the 7 Series. This engine is able to produce 601 of horsepower and 590 pounds per feet of torque.
In terms of the transmission, we believe that no matter the engine BMW decides to use in the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, you will get an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé Interior
In what concerns with the interior of the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, there isn’t a lot of information. While we have already seen the concept car, we believe that BMW will make quite a few things inside the cabin. After all, BMW wants to maintain some familiarity.
According to most rumors, the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé cabin should use the latest 7 Series as inspiration. So, you should expect to see a premium and elegant interior. The instrument cluster should have some changes since the 2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé needs to stand out. We believe that almost all surfaces inside the cabin will be covered in Alcantara and leather. In terms of the rest of the trim elements, these should include carbon-fiber, aluminum, and genuine wood.