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The BMW 8 Series was a 2-door coupe produced by the German company from 1989-1999. It was powered by a mix six- and eight-cylinder petrol and diesel engines mated to 4-speed automatic transmission, 5-speed automatic transmission, or a 6-speed manual transmission. A new 8 Series model is being rumored to enter the auto world in 2012. This model will take its design inspiration from the Concept Gran Coupe, but will carry the same engine setup as the 8 Series of yore.

2019 BMW 8 Series

2019 BMW 8 Series Exterior
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  • BMW 8 Series
  • Year:
    2019
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    eight-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    523 @ 5500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    553 @ 1800
  • Displacement:
    4.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    3.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph
  • Price:
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The iconic grand tourer returns after 20 years!

Built between 1989 and 1999, the BMW 8 Series is now regarded as one of the most daring and intriguing Bimmers ever made. It’s also among the most desirable BMWs built in the 1990s. Requested again and again by fans ever since it was discontinued, the 8 Series finally made a comeback. Previewed by a concept car at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the modern 8 Series made its debut at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.

A new 8 Series has been rumored for quite a few years, but for some weird reason BMW refused to bring it back until now. And I say "weird" because the German brand is in dire need of a luxury coupe above the 6 Series. With Mercedes-Benz already selling a two-door S-Class and Audi working on the A9, the 8 Series was pretty much mandatory in order for BMW to keep up with the competition. And needless to say, the S-Class was already far ahead of the 7 Series long before it gained coupe and convertible variants. Will the upcoming 8 Series have what it takes? Find out in my speculative review below.

Updated 07/09/2018: BMW announced prices for the 2019 M850i xDrive Coupe that will arrive in U.S. showrooms on December 8. Check the "Prices" section for the full details.

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW 8 Series.

 

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