Spied! BMW 8 Series Coupe and Convertible go for a Drive in Germany
Not only have our spies caught the new BMW 8 Series Coupe, they also captured the drop-top variant out for a spin on the streets of Munich, Germany.
The 8 Series is prepping for its official world premiere, which could happen on June 15 at Le Mans, France ahead of the big annual 24-hour sports car race, according to a new report. The date was leaked in a recent sales bulletin sent to dealers that was posted by a forum member on bimmerpost.com.
These prototypes shed some camouflage, giving us a closer look at deeper and sportier looking front and rear bumpers, U-shaped LED headlights, and a blacked-out shark nose grille.
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Around back, the narrow taillights stretch across its wide and shapely rump. They also feature rectangular twin exhaust tips instead of the triangular ones we saw on the 8 Series Coupe Concept that BMW unveiled last May.
BMW’s big two-door cabrio sports a snug black cloth top and a rather small glass rear window. Both cars are likely packing BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine or testing a 3.0-liter inline-six with some form of mild hybrid system.
The coupe has a black hood and is rolling on 21-inch blacked out wheels similar to those on the 8 Series Concept.
Its convertible sibling sports a white hood and has five-star rims with chrome highlights and both cars feature M Sport package brakes with blue calipers peeking through.
We also get a peek inside the coupe’s interior, revealing the steering wheel, digital dash, and iDrive shifter and touch controller. The rest of the cabin is well-cloaked and hidden from view—for now.