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BMW 8–Series Expectations

Written by Scott Pharoah

BMW 8–Series Expectations

8-Series BMW – a blast from the past

Discontinued in 1999, the last 8-series you probably didn’t see was a 2-door Coupe with pop-up-headlights. We’ve come a long way since then, and so have the big brands of the German automotive industry…

Many feel as though BMW’s design hasn’t evolved at a rapid enough pace over the last 3 years, especially when compared to Mercedes Benz, known for their more extreme facelifts of late.

Perhaps BMW wasn’t in need of any drastic changes, maybe just a, not-so-little range extension?

A look into the future of BMW

In March 2019, BMW claim we’ll experience “a new form of power, the power of inspiration” with their new 4-wheel drive, rear-wheel bias 850i xDrive.

Focused on luxury, performance and state-of-the-art technology, the 8-series showcases BMW’s appetite to appeal to the more extreme gentlemen among us.

And if the bold, exotic, yet still very muscular design isn’t your favorite draw card, perhaps the whole, ‘0 to 100 in 3.7 seconds’ thanks to a 4.4l V8 twin turbo thing is?

Whether it’s an 8 speed Steptronic gearbox or a 16 speaker sound system – the 8-series should keep you on the bleeding edge of luxury motorsport technology for a good while.

Speaking of technology, there’s an array of driver assistance systems, including a personal co-pilot, which apparently ‘relieves the strain on the driver in monotonous situations like traffic jams.’

J.A.R.V.I.S. – is that you?

We’ll have more details closer to the March 2019 launch.


Following the 850i, there will be a convertible and an M8 version.
We’ll be in touch.




November 15, 2018
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