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  • BMW 8 Series
  • Year:
    2019
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  • 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
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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.

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2021 Manhart MH8 700 Cabriolet

2021 Manhart MH8 700 Cabriolet

710 horsepower and an aggressive look is what the M850i needed to make you forget about the M8

With 617 horsepower under the hood the M8 Convertible is a car many BMW fans dream about. However, the M8 Convertible is also an expensive car: prices start from $142,500 for the base version and from $155,500 for the competition one.

There is also the option to go with the M850i Convertible and pay $109,400. For the extra money, you can go to Manhart and ask for an upgrade. Its latest MH8 700 does just that: takes the M850i and transforms it into a mean looking car, with a lot more power than the M8.

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This 2022 BMW 8 Series Prototype Is Hiding A Dirty Secret

This 2022 BMW 8 Series Prototype Is Hiding A Dirty Secret

The BMW 8-Series is getting a refresh for 2022, and we can see quite a few changes in these spy photos

Recently, we got some spy shots of the BMW 8-Series. The car shown is in convertible form, and is still under heavy camouflage. The Bavarian Gran Tourer has been in production since 2018 and now, three years later, it’s time for a refresh. The spy shots show us an 8-Series Convertible, running tests under heavy camouflage and, right away, we can spot a few noticeable changes.

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The Restoration Of This Forgotten, BMW E31 850i Will Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside

The Restoration Of This Forgotten, BMW E31 850i Will Make You Feel Warm and Fuzzy Inside

This 1991 BMW 850i gets much deserved love from its new owner

YouTube is full of people creating automotive content. The amount of car content is staggering and ever-increasing, but among the oddest bunch of people on YouTube are the “automotive masochists”. Although not the first one to come to mind (that would probably be Hoovie’s Garage), “M539 Restorations” is a channel focused on the unenviable task of bringing old BMWs back from the dead.

Sreten – the founder of the channel – is an IT guy, but you’d never guess from watching him engaging in this sadistic endeavor. This is actually part four of his “project Marseille” – he names every project after a city and this is the codename of his 1991 BMW 851 E31. He previously got “this glorious turd” running, and now, he’s going to attempt to get it driving.

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This is Probably What the New BMW 8 Series Should Have Looked Like

This is Probably What the New BMW 8 Series Should Have Looked Like

A YouTube graphic designer gives BMW a great idea for a "hommage" model

By this moment in time, we’ve seen the retro-futuristic design in many incarnations. We’ve seen the American trio – Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, the Alpine A110, and now the soon-to-arrive Nissan 400Z. They all harken back to their originals from the 1960s and 1970s. That said, a design from the 1980s is a bit trickier to reinterpret. TheSketchMonkey has decided to take the challenge and gives us his take on what the current BMW 8 Series would look like. His YouTube channel has been around for a while and this is just one of the graphic designer’s many projects.

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Looking Back at the E31 BMW M8 Prototype

Looking Back at the E31 BMW M8 Prototype

Probably the most epic M car BMW never made

BMW is a name mostly associated with pure driving pleasure - in fact, it was even their slogan at one point. Even though they are making some pretty controversial cars, in the eyes of the fans, there’s no denying the fact, they’ve made some epic cars, over the years. One of the most epic BMW cars, however, was one that was never sold – the BMW M8 E31. Despite BMW’s decision not to put the M8 E31 into production, there are a lot of interesting facts surrounding it.

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A Rendering Artist Has Tweaked An Original BMW M850 In Unimaginable Ways

A Rendering Artist Has Tweaked An Original BMW M850 In Unimaginable Ways

It’s not what I’d do if I had a BMW M850, but the interpretation is appreciated

It’s well established that I count the first-generation BMW 8 Series as one of my grail cars. It still ranks as one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen, and two decades after BMW ended production of the E31 8 Series, I’m still smitten by it every time I see it. This, then, leads me to the Instagram page of Khyzyl Saleem, a rendering artist who has earned followers for his incredible creations. Saleem recently rendered a BMW 850CSi in what he described as his “perfect spec,” and the results are, well, intriguing, to say the least.

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That Weird 8 Series Mule Is Probably a Hybrid M8 CSL

That Weird 8 Series Mule Is Probably a Hybrid M8 CSL

An Electrified M8 CSL Will Arrive For 2022, and We’ve Already Seen It in the Wild.

We were quite surprised to see what we believed at the time was a BMW 8 Series with a mid-engine configuration. Due to the weird vents in the rear quarter glass, the louvers on the rear window, and the fact that whatever was behind the front seats was covered, there was certainly something going on. A few days after those spy shots started making rounds, we learned that BMW claimed that “mid-engined 8 Series” was little more than a test vehicle that’s passed from department to department to test new technology and mechanical goodies. At that time, we admitted that a mid-engine configuration was unlikely, but despite the lack of electric motor whine, BMW could be testing a hybrid powertrain setup. According to a new report, we may have been right.

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That Mid-Engined BMW 8 Series Isn't Anything Special After All

That Mid-Engined BMW 8 Series Isn’t Anything Special After All

All That Hype About a Mid-Engined BMW 8 Series Was Pointless

Like every other automotive outlet on the sun, we too got those images of what appeared to be a mid-engined 8 Series doing some fine testing work with minimal amounts of camo. It had all the right elements for a mid-engined car; well, kind of. The intakes in the rear side glass were a little too small to feed a beefy inline-six or stout V-8, and the engine tone reportedly sounded like a six-cylinder, and there was no electric whine. The only real piece of evidence that this was a mid-engined mule was the fact that there was a blanket covering something in the back seat. Now, we know what was going on with the mule and, unfortunately, it’s not what anyone was hoping.

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Why Is BMW Testing This Weird Mid-Engined 8 Series Mule?

Why Is BMW Testing This Weird Mid-Engined 8 Series Mule?

BMW is testing what appears to be a mid-engined 8 Series

Our paparazzi just spotted a partly camouflaged BMW 8 Series near the Nurburgring track. Judging by the body elements that are hidden, it appears to be a facelifted version of the big coupe, but some other details suggest that BMW may be testing something entirely different, including some sort of mid-engined mule. What is Munich up to?

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2020 BMW 8 Series Golden Thunder Edition

2020 BMW 8 Series Golden Thunder Edition

Looks nice, but is it what the 8 Series needs right now?

BMW is back at its special edition game with a new attire for the 8 Series. While the package looks alright and will at least prevent owners from painting their 8er’s rims gold, we cannot not wonder just how helpful will the Golden Thunder Edition prove to be for the 8 Series’ sales cause.

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Is COVID-19 Hitting Luxury Car Sales? More than 2,000 brand-new BMW 8 Series models Siting on U.S. lots

Is COVID-19 Hitting Luxury Car Sales? More than 2,000 brand-new BMW 8 Series models Siting on U.S. lots

Could it be the beginning of a new downfall for the auto market?

BMW recently revived the iconic 8 Series and turned it into its halo model, but the nameplate is struggling in the U.S., where more than 2,000 units are sitting on U.S. dealership lots. Dealers blame it on poor marketing support from BMW, but could this be a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

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2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Munich’s long awaited competitor for the Mercedes-Benz CLS

The 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is a four-door coupe version of the 2020 8 Series, released in 2019. Just like the 2020 8 Series replaced the 6 Series, the 2020 8 Series Gran Coupe replaces the 6 Series Gran Coupe. This new, modern, sporty, and powerful sedan is a better alternative to the popular Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and the Audi A7.

Often described as BMW’s new flagship model, the 2020 8 Series actually slots below the 7 Series, at least when it comes to size. So instead of a new alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A8, the 8 Series aims to make BMW relevant in the luxury four-door coupe niche. Does it have what it takes to compete? Well, it looks good, it’s powerful enough, and has all the cool tech. But it’s a bit expensive. Let’s find out more in the review below.

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2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe

The company’s most powerful four-door yet!

The 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe is the range-topping version of the 8 Series Gran Coupe. As the latter replaces the 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 2020 M8 Gran Coupe steps in to replace the M6 Gran Coupe. Essentially an M8 Coupe with extra rear doors, the 2020 M8 Gran Coupe shares almost everything with its two-door counterpart. So just like the two-door, it’s available in two flavors output-wise, both powered by the mighty 4.4-liter V-8 engine.

The 2020 M8 Gran Coupe arrives just in time to compete with the recently launched Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe and the new, second-generation Audi RS7. Let’s find out more about BMW’s range-topping high-performance four-door in the review below.

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2020 BMW M850i Convertible - Driven

2020 BMW M850i Convertible - Driven

Fighting the competition in an all-new niche we didn’t know existed

The year was 2018, and it was time for BMW to have a Halo car outside of the aging i8, but BMW didn’t go for another EV or a high-powered supercar. Instead, after a 20-year hiatus, BMW decided that it was time to revive the 8 Series name, and that’s exactly what happened on June 15, 2018. The modern, sporty 2019 BMW 8 Series shot like an arrow straight to the heart of purists as BMW let out the roaring promise of crippling power in a sexy coupe silhouette – 523 horsepower in M850i form, to be specific. Since the return of the new 8 Series that hot day in the middle of June, the 8 Series lineup has expanded to include the 840i, M850i, M8, and the soon-to-launch Gran Coupe that should be offered in both M850i and M8 form.

Like most BMW fanboys, we started picking apart the new BMW 8 Series. We wondered: Is it worthy of the 8 Series name? Will it be worth the near-six-figure price? Can this large of a car really offer up the performance, handling, and luxury that not only have we come to expect from BMW but from something that wears the crown of a halo car? We’ve set out to find the truth on a number of occasions, and have even compared it on paper to the 6 Series, the Aston Martin DB11, and the Mercedes S-Class. It wasn’t until Summer of 2019 that we actually got to sit behind the wheel of the new 8 Series, though. But, when we did, we were graced with the honor of driving the M850i Convertible – a model that is said to blend 523 horsepower, world-class driving dynamics, and the best open-air feeling on the market.

The question now is, however, does the all-new 8 Series actually live up to the bold claims made by BMW? Well, we spent a whole week with the M850i Convertible, and this is our story. You might want to buckle up because things get interesting!!

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BMW M850i by Manhart Racing

BMW M850i by Manhart Racing

Do you want a slice of stealth and aggression with your BMW M850i?

If rumors are to be believed, the BMW 8 Series Coupé is not long for this world. The good news, though, is that the impending demise is still a few years away. That should give us enough time to enjoy a model like the BMW M850i M Performance. Turns out, we’re not the only ones that have adopted a similar approach. Manhart Racing has been having some fun with the performance 8er, enough at least to create an arresting new tuning program that covers a lot of ground in the M850i. From exterior upgrades to engine enhancements, the German tuner has been a busy bee in the lab, though all that hard work appears to be time well-spent. This BMW M850i means business, and you wouldn’t want to be in its crosshairs.

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They Are So Young and BMW is About to Kill Them - Which Models Will BMW Send to the Guillotine to Save Cheddar?

They Are So Young and BMW is About to Kill Them - Which Models Will BMW Send to the Guillotine to Save Cheddar?

Sentimentality flies out the window when the bottom line is in danger

There’s a glamorous side to the auto world that we often celebrate in world debuts, product launches, and concept car reveals. But as exciting as that side of the business is, the actual business of making money is about as ruthless and cutthroat as it gets. We don’t often see this aspect of the industry, but when it rears its ugly head, it can turn the fortunes of an automaker upside down without warning. Like most automakers, BMW’s bottom line is its number one priority. When that bottom line trends north, everyone goes home with a smile on their face. But what if that bottom line suddenly reverses course? Panic ensues and plans and projects, no matter how new, are scuttled and thrown directly into the trash bin. To be clear, BMW is still profitable; it’s just not as profitable as it would like to be, especially with heavy investments in hybridization and electrification draining most of its profits away. To keep its numbers from spiraling out of control, BMW is reportedly considering axing several models from its lineup, including a pair of models that have just been unveiled in the last couple of years. The cost-cutting measures come at a time when Bimmer is redirecting its attention and resources towards projects that will help it remain relevant in the next decade. It’s just that, by doing that, we’re likely going to have to say goodbye to some of the automaker’s current models, none more surprising, at least in my mind, than the new BMW Z4 and coupé and convertible versions of the BMW 8 Series.

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2020 BMW M850i - Driven

2020 BMW M850i - Driven

BMW has decided to bring back the 8 Series, a model that was last produced in 1999. Since then, BMW did have the 6 Series Coupe, but now the 6 Series is only available as a four-door, while the new 8 is the top of the line coupe. The 8 series is available as an 840i with a six-cylinder engine or as an M850i with a V-8. We decided to test the V-8 version to see if the M850i is any good.

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Now That the BMW 8 Series Lineup is Here, Is Bimmer's Flagship Worth the Wait?

Now That the BMW 8 Series Lineup is Here, Is Bimmer’s Flagship Worth the Wait?

You better believe it

Twenty years ago, BMW decided to discontinue the 8 Series because it couldn’t sell enough of them. It seems like a silly reason now considering how popular the super luxury market has become, but that was the lay of the land back then. It took the equivalent of almost two decades before BMW finally felt that it could return to that market. And so, after a 19-year absence, the BMW 8 Series has returned. Mind you; we’re not just talking about a single version of the 8 Series here. We’re talking about a full-blown lineup that includes a coupe, a convertible, an M8, and now, a Gran Coupe. It’s worth noting that BMW isn’t wasting any time fleshing out the whole 8 Series lineup. The 8 Series Coupe and 8 Series Convertible arrived just last year. Barely a few months later, the M8 followed and, a few weeks after its debut, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is now here. This is BMW at its most aggressive form, and if you didn’t know it then, you sure do now. Bavaria’s not wasting any time reminding us that the 8 Series nameplate once sat at the top of its model lineup, even if it took almost 20 years for us to be reminded of that. Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out.

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BMW 8-Series Gran Touring would be one of the coolest wagons in the world

BMW 8-Series Gran Touring would be one of the coolest wagons in the world

Your ridiculously cool but totally not real BMW 8-Series wagon is here

Wagons are not as popular a body style as they once were, having been pushed aside by the relentless onslaught of the crossover. If they were still a body style that enough people wanted, then maybe cars like this cool BMW M850i Gran Touring could actually have been made.

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2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Quirks and Features

2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Quirks and Features

New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is an uber-advanced sports sedan with hidden luxury talents

Almost a year after we saw the first official photos of the 8 Series Coupe, BMW released all-relevant information about its bigger brother called the 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe. Sitting at the very top of the BMW offering, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is a four-door sedan with a sloping roof and rather appealing exterior look. Unlike the 8 Series Coupe, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is considerably longer, has a much longer wheelbase (at 119.0 inches compared to 111.1 inches), and can seat up to five (almost).

Although sitting at the very top of the BMW food chain, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is considerably shorter compared to the 7 Series and does not share a V-12 option with it. In the somewhat confusing hierarchy within the BMW lineup of today, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is almost an exotic four-door car with several seriously cool features.

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BMW 8 Series Grows Bigger in Gran Coupe Trim, Goes After the Mercedes CLS

BMW 8 Series Grows Bigger in Gran Coupe Trim, Goes After the Mercedes CLS

BMW’s first true competitor for the Mercedes CLS and Porsche Panamera?

BMW has an interesting habit of turning its coupes into four-doors by adding a Gran Coupe badge. And it just did the same with the 8 Series, the sexy coupe that recently replaced the 6 Series in the lineup. Technically speaking, the 8 Series Gran Coupe replaces the 6 Series Gran Coupe, but this now four-door coupe is more than that. Let’s find out why.

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2020 BMW M8 Convertible

2020 BMW M8 Convertible

The high-performance luxury convertible BMW has finally delivered

Rumored for many, many years, the iconic BMW 8 Series returned to the market in 2018 as the company’s flagship coupe. And unlike the first-generation model, produced from 1989 to 1999, the new 8 Series spawns a high-performance M8 model. As announced, a topless version was unveiled at once with the Coupe model, so the boys from Munich will finally have a competitor for the AMG-prepped Mercedes S63 and S65 Cabriolet. The M8 Convertible, like the Coupe, will be available in standard and in Competition trim. The standard model will put out 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of twist while the Competition version adds 17 ponies max torque comes on earlier.

Not only will the M8 Convertible arrive as a premiere for the nameplate, but it would also be a first for the 8 Series. Although it was produced for a full decade, the first-gen 8 Series remained a coupe only throughout its lifetime. The German firm did develop a Cabrio and built a prototype, but it later decided that it was unlikely to recover its development cost and scrapped the project. The same happened with the original M8, which was axed in favor of the less powerful, but still M-developed 850CSi. Some two decades later and both ideas are merging, at last, into a production model for the very first time. What a time to be a Bimmer fan!

Continue reading to learn more about the BMW M8 Convertible.

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Here's Your First Look at the Uncovered 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Here’s Your First Look at the Uncovered 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

We still have a week before its debut, but we’re already smitten over this stunner

As we continue to recover from the arrival of the long-awaited BMW M8, new leaked photos of another BMW 8 Series version have made their way on the Internet. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, and it is positively stunning. The 8 Series Gran Coupé is the third model — fourth, if you count the M8 — in what is becoming a loaded 8 Series lineup, after the 8 Series Coupé and the 8 Series Convertible. Neither of the two versions can lay claim to what the 8 Series Gran Coupé will have. It’s pegged as the range-topping model of the entire 8 Series lineup. It’s also the biggest and most expensive version of the 8 Series. The official launch of the 8 Series Gran Coupé happens next week. Let the hype begin.

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The 2020 BMW M8 is Here But is it a Suitable Investment over the M850i?

The 2020 BMW M8 is Here But is it a Suitable Investment over the M850i?

The first ever BMW M8 comes as a coupe or convertible, as well as Competition spec for both

No more waiting around for BMW to reveal and fully detail the first car to bear the M8 badge. While there was a previous 8 Series model back in the 1990s, it never spawned an M8, so this is it. BMW will sell it to you in coupe or convertible guise or, if you want a more extreme edge to the M8 experience, you can have either spiced up Competition guise.

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2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible Gallery

2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible Gallery

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2020 BMW M8 Competition Gallery

2020 BMW M8 Competition Gallery

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Ever Wonder What the BMW 8 Series Would Look Like if it was Mid-Engined? This Rendering is Your Answer

Ever Wonder What the BMW 8 Series Would Look Like if it was Mid-Engined? This Rendering is Your Answer

Rain Prisk’s Idea About the Mid-Engine BMW 8 Series Is Almost Reasonable

You are looking at astonishing rendering work by Rain Prisk Design who managed to conceive the BMW 8 Series as a mid-engine supercar. Not only did he think of rebuilding the new 8 Series as a mid-engine machine, but he did the same with the original car from the Nineties. As we are all in neverending anticipation of official BMW announcement for the development of their mid-engine supercar (a proper one), we have to satisfy our greedy supercar needs with these astonishing renderings. Rain Prisk, kudos to you.

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2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition

2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition

There are no meteorites in it, but this special edition is gorgeous in its own way

BMW is going limited edition crazy on the new 8 Series Coupe. Barely a month after introducing a one-off 8 Series Coupe that had pieces of actual meteorite on it, the German automaker is rolling the M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition. Limited to just 400 units worldwide, the M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition is the first of what is expected to be a long line of special edition 8 Series models that we can expect in the coming years. Exclusive touches to the exterior and interior are the main selling points of the M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition. That includes the all-too-important individually numbered badge in the cabin. Production of the special edition 8 Series starts between April and June 2019 at the automaker’s facility in Dingolfing, Germany. Market allocation of the 400 units, specifically those earmarked for the U.S. market, is yet to be determined.

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2018 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe Night Sky Edition

2018 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe Night Sky Edition

A week into 2019 and we already have a front-runner for most unique one-off creation of the year

In an industry where standing out is imperative, BMW has found a way to create a one-off M850i xDrive Coupe using a material that’s literally out of this world. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe Night Sky Edition, and it comes with applications made from meteoritic material grace selected controls. The one-off M850i is the creation of BMW’s Individual customization division, and it arrived in time for the first meteor shower of 2019, which took place all over the world on January 3. It’s unclear if the M850i Night Sky Edition is earmarked for a specific person. What’s clear, though, is that BMW Individual is off to a rousing start in 2019. If future projects are as interesting as this, Bimmer’s personalization division could have a huge year in its hands.

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Look Back at the Classic , 1990 - 1999 BMW 850i V-12

Look Back at the Classic , 1990 - 1999 BMW 850i V-12

How good is it compared to modern standards?

BMW has just now started rolling out its all-new large coupe model, the 8-Series, a car that revives the model designation of an older two-door that made many enthusiasts gasp in awe back in the early 1990s. The first 8-Series, known as the E31, built between 1990 and 1999, was a real looker, it had strong engines offerings, and an upmarket interior different to that of other BMWs of the time. Yet, somehow, it never gained full cult following status.

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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible vs 2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet

2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible vs 2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet

The 8 Series Convertible And The S-Class Cabriolet Are Two Of The Very Best

How can one compare the BMW 8 Series Convertible and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet? This is the furthest you can go with opulence and luxury before actually entering the realm of Aston Martin, Ferrari, or Bentley. It is the outermost edge of the space controlled by what one may call producers of conventional vehicles. But these two aren’t conventional. At all. They are luxurious, fast, opulent, and filled with technology both wonderful and eerie. Be aware, they are not for the timid. Comparing the two of these should give us much the same results as both are actually playing in the same field. However, they are trying to reach slightly different customers.

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See How the 2019 BMW 8 Series Ranks Against Modern Rivals and its Iconic Predecessor

See How the 2019 BMW 8 Series Ranks Against Modern Rivals and its Iconic Predecessor

BMW’s largest and newest two-door has been tested and rated

BMW is discontinuing the 6 Series model lineup, and it will be replaced by a new line of8 Series models coming in a variety of forms. The most popular will probably be the hardtop coupe model, but buyers will also be able to opt for either a soft top convertible or a four-door sedan version of it to suit their needs.

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Rumors of a 2020 BMW X8 Swirl Yet Again, Could Be An Ultra-Luxurious SUV

Rumors of a 2020 BMW X8 Swirl Yet Again, Could Be An Ultra-Luxurious SUV

Forget the coupe body style, the X8 is its own thing

BMW just introduced the new 8 Series earlier this year, and in doing so, resurrected the 8 Series nameplate after roughly two decades on the shelf. Fans already adore the new luxury-laden grand tourer, but now it’s looking like BMW might apply some of its 8’er gloss to its SUV line as well.

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Leaked Images Showcase the 2020 BMW M8 Before You're Supposed to See It

Leaked Images Showcase the 2020 BMW M8 Before You’re Supposed to See It

It’s not as aggressive as you’d expect

It’s been only a few months since BMW revived the 8 Series, and we can finally have a look at the first M8 version ever built. No, BMW did not unveil the car yet, we just stumbled across a few photos of the real deal on Instagram. Here’s the upcoming BMW M8 before you’re supposed to see it!

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The Next Generation of BMWs Will Have Their Own Distinct Design

The Next Generation of BMWs Will Have Their Own Distinct Design

Sometimes being siblings is better than being identical twins

Following in the footsteps of Audi and Mercedes, BMW has adopted the ‘Russian Doll’ design; wherein every product basically looks the same. It feels like the cars have taken the ‘twinning’ concept way too seriously. For instance, it is hard to differentiate between the Audi A4, A6, and A8 if not for their lengths. And, this design approach is getting more and more common for brands. Maybe they use it as a ‘brand recall’ strategy, but it is getting out of hand. So, finally, BMW has decided to put an end to it.....finally

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2020 BMW 8 Series Convertible

2020 BMW 8 Series Convertible

Bavaria’s new flagship, now with extra sky

Unveiled for the 2019 model year, the modern BMW 8 Series revives the iconic nameplate that the German firm produced from 1990 to 1999. Unlike its predecessor, the new 8 Series also spawned a convertible version to tackle the drop-top variant of the luxurious Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.

After nearly two decades on the shelf, the BMW 8 Series is back, and it’s once again looking to head the BMW lineup with sporty grand touring luxury as a replacement for the outgoing 6 Series. Revived in both racing and full production form at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Bavarians kicked things off with a hardtop coupe iteration, but this new flagship also spawned a convertible ahead of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Does it have what it takes to give the S-Class Cabriolet a run for its money?

Continue reading to learn more about the 2020 BMW 8 Series Convertible.

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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible vs 2016 BMW 6 Series Convertible

2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible vs 2016 BMW 6 Series Convertible

Bimmer’s shiny new toy arrives to take the place of the departed old guard

The BMW 8 Series Convertible has arrived, and with its arrival comes a lot of questions regarding how it compares to the model it’s effectively replacing: the departed 6 Series Convertible. To be clear, the 8 Series Convertible isn’t a direct-line successor to the 6 Series Convertible. It’s packaged as a true-born flagship, developed to compete against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet and, in some ways, the Aston Martin DB11 Volante. You can’t say the same thing about the 6 Series Cabriolet. Still, even if there’s no direct connection between the two, it’s hard not to think of one without thinking of the other. So, we lined them up together to see how the 8 Series Convertible and the 6 Series Convertible compare to each other.

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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible vs 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante

2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible vs 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Volante

The DB11 cost twice as much. Is it worth it?

The fact that BMW revived the 8 Series nameplate after almost two decades is definitely one of the headlines of 2018. But equally important is the fact that the Germans announced two brand-new versions of this car: there’s an M8 just around the corner, and BMW just introduced the 8 Series Convertible.

The first drop-top version of the 8 Series in history, the Convertible, is here to tackle the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet. However, the topless German is also an option against more expensive grand tourer, like the Aston Martin DB11 Volante. Let’s find out how it compares to the notably more expensive British convertible in the comparison below.

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Prior Design's Wide Body Kit for the 2019 BMW 8 Series Takes it to the Next Level

Prior Design’s Wide Body Kit for the 2019 BMW 8 Series Takes it to the Next Level

Just when you thought the BMW 8 Series couldn’t get heftier

The BMW 8 Series goes on sale this month, and prospective owners can already look forward to a wealth of ways to modify the luxury grand tourer that steps in to replace the 6 Series. One such option comes from Prior Design who proposes an outlandish body kit.

Now that we’ve seen how both the coupe and the convertible 8 Series looks like, it’s time to let the tuners do their thing and rework the car’s appearance. One of the first to do just that is Prior Design who previews a wide body design for the grand tourer that enhances the car’s already menacing look. To top things off, they decided a vivid red would be the best color for it.

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BMW Reveals New Details On M8, Sets Market Release for 2019

BMW Reveals New Details On M8, Sets Market Release for 2019

The V-8 will generate more than 600 horsepower!

For the first time ever, the 8 Series will spawn an M8 version. We know it’s coming, we’ve seen it in concept form, and also as a race car. We still don’t know too many details about the drivetrain, but BMW just released a bit of information and more photos of a camouflaged car.

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Shmee's Walkaround of the 2019 BMW M850i Convertible Makes Us All Tingly Inside

Shmee’s Walkaround of the 2019 BMW M850i Convertible Makes Us All Tingly Inside

Getting under the skin of the Bavarian’s latest open-top wonder

Six months after the 8 Series Coupe dropped at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, BMW has revealed the hotly anticipated 8 Series Convertible, and long story short, it’s quite the looker! YouTube personality Shmee150 got a chance to get up close and personal with the latest topless Bavarian hotrod and documented the experience in this 10-minute, 46-second walkaround video.

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Leaked Photos Forced BMW to Showcase the 2019 8 Series Convertible - Here are the Details

Leaked Photos Forced BMW to Showcase the 2019 8 Series Convertible - Here are the Details

Who doesn’t like when a pretty lady goes topless?

Following news that the BMW 8 Series Convertible would debut at the Los Angeles Auto show, and a very convenient leak of press images just the other day, BMW has decided to showcase the new 8 Series convertible in all its glory. In a nutshell, BMW did it right. It comes with a long list of standard equipment including adaptive LED headlights and a wind deflector that can even be stowed away when not needed. More importantly, that soft-top is electric and can be opened or closed in just 15 seconds and at speeds of up to 31 mph.

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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible Unveiled

2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible Unveiled

Extra sky for the latest Bavarian flagship

BMW just dropped the top on its supreme two-door with the official reveal of the new 2019 8 Series Convertible. Both a diesel-powered model and high-powered gas-drinking M model are on offer, and both come stuffed to the gills with tech for infotainment, convenience, and safety.

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10 fun coupes with enough space for your golf clubs

10 fun coupes with enough space for your golf clubs

Finding the right cart to help you tee up

Whether it’s a quick jaunt to the driving range, or an entire Sunday spent on the links with your friends, it’s important to have the right ride to get you and your gear to the golf course without a fuss. As such, the big luxury automakers out there offer a range of two-door coupes with enough space in the rear to transport your clubs, bag, and whatever else you need for a round or two, all without sacrificing comfort in the cabin. But which of these is the best?

To find out, we took a look at all the big names on the market from the perspective of a golfer. First and foremost, the coupe in question has to have enough trunk space to carry at least one golf bag, assuming an average golf bag size of 36 inches by 14 inches by 10 inches, or 3 cubic feet, give or take. What’s more, we’re also considering style and appearance, as well as luxury and equipment features inside the cabin.

So then - arranged in no particular order, here’s our picks for the top 10 luxury coupes to take golfing.

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Here's the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible Before You're Supposed to See It

Here’s the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible Before You’re Supposed to See It

Just as sexy and sleek, but without the roof!

Unveiled earlier this year, the new BMW 8 Series was scheduled to lose its roof and become a Convertible at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. If you were excited to see it in topless form, the wait is pretty much over, as the drop-top grand tourer just broke cover via a set of leaked photos.

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Report: A 2020 BMW M8 Competition is Definitely in the Works

Report: A 2020 BMW M8 Competition is Definitely in the Works

The BMW M8 Competition Confirmed?

At a specially organized event for BMW customers in Paris, the Munich-based company revealed its plans. We will have the BMW M8 Competition. The event hosted a presentation of the designs for its new models and gave a sneak peek at the most amazing things VIP BMW customers will be able to buy soon.

Of course, phones, cameras (and I believe proficient painters) weren’t allowed. Regardless of this, BMW Blog revealed a few tidbits about the news revealed there, and the M8 Competition is one big piece of that news.

BMW fans (which I am one of) can rejoice. We are in for a couple of incredible years as BMW reinvented the 8 Series and is about to churn out numerous versions. The M8 Competition will be among them. That is like the M8, only on cocaine. So, cruel, smart, and deadly.

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Here's The 2020 BMW 8 Series Cabrio in Prototype Form

Here’s The 2020 BMW 8 Series Cabrio in Prototype Form

It’s hot, it’s curvy, and it’s topless!

BMW is on a roll these days. Having launched the Z4 M40i just last week, the German automaker is now testing the convertible prototype of the new 8 Series under different conditions. The 8 Series is undoubtedly the most luxurious offering from the BMW lineup, so it was only logical for the company to explore the same formula in a different avatar. In 2019, along with the Convertible, BMW plans to launch a Gran Coupe version of the 8 Series as well.

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BMW Mulling Over a 9 Series Maybach Fighter

BMW Mulling Over a 9 Series Maybach Fighter

Is it possible that the 8 Series isn’t BMW’s flagship after all?

Just when it seemed like BMW had finally stretched itself into the luxury segment with the 8 Series, a new report suggests that the German automaker wants to go deeper into the luxury realm with — wait for it — a 9 Series model. Granted, nothing is set in stone at the moment, but Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW’s design director, hinted to Autocar that the 8 Series isn’t the end of the German automaker’s voyage into the world of luxury models.

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Latest spy shots:

Watch the BMW M8 Tear Ass Around the Nurburgring

Watch the BMW M8 Tear Ass Around the Nurburgring

It looks sexy doing it even with all that camouflage wrap around its body

Like a shot of the good juice on a clear morning, the BMW M8 was spotted at the Nurburgring doing some good ‘ol fashion testing. The long-bodied beauty was dressed in heavy camouflage, but the coupe’s unmistakable look can still be gleaned underneath all that wrapping.

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2019 BMW 8 Series

2019 BMW 8 Series

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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Love It or Leave It - The 2019 BMW 8 Series

Love It or Leave It - The 2019 BMW 8 Series

Is it as cool as the original model?

Every time an automaker like BMW launches a new-generation model, gearheads go wild, and outlets compare it to alternatives from Audi and Mercedes-Benz. But while models like the X5 and the 3 Series get massive attention with each redesign, no Bimmer gets more time under the spotlight than the 8 Series. Revived after a 20-year hiatus, the grand tourer is the car of the moment and arguably one of the most important releases of the year.

The new 8 Series is spectacular in many ways, but much like most automobiles out there, it’s not perfect. We’re here to give it our usual "love it or leave it" treatment, in which we discuss what we like and what we hate about it. Find out what our staff had to say about BMW’s new luxury coupe and let us know what you think about it in the comments sections below.

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2019 BMW 8 Series Configurator - How We'd Spec It

2019 BMW 8 Series Configurator - How We’d Spec It

There are a lot of different directions you can go with this configurator

The highly anticipated debut of the 2019 BMW 8 Series finally happened this week, and as has been the case recently, the luxury sedan’s online configurator quickly followed. Online configurators have been fun exercises for us. We get to create our own version of the new model and spec it right down to the most specific of details. Far too often, our creations end up differing from another, but that’s precisely the purpose of these configurators. You create what you want regardless of the opinions of other people. In the end, you live by your creation, and you show it off to the rest of the world. And so it is, our spec of the 2019 BMW 8 Series.

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Days After BMW Unveiled the New 8 Series, Patent Drawings of The Convertible and Gran Coupe Versions Have Already Surfaced

Days After BMW Unveiled the New 8 Series, Patent Drawings of The Convertible and Gran Coupe Versions Have Already Surfaced

It looks like the German automaker does have big plans for the returning flagship

The new BMW 8 Series is still fresh in our minds, and now there are reports of design registrations surfacing of the convertible and Gran Coupe versions of Bimmer’s new flagship model. The design registrations reportedly came from the Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property, and if you didn’t believe them, it appears that the German automaker is serious about branching the 8 Series beyond the coupé and convertible models that we already know about.

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Five Interesting Facts About the 2019 BMW 8 Series

Five Interesting Facts About the 2019 BMW 8 Series

Did you know it’s quicker than most M models?

The new BMW 8 Series is out in the open, and the nameplate’s revival comes with quite a few impressive features. Not only is it sporting a unique design that’s sportier than the competition, but the 8 Series is also equipped with state-of-the-art tech and a number of cool features. We’ve already covered some of them in our "6 Astonishing Tech Gizmos and Cool Features of the New BMW 8 Series," and now its time to have a look at some of the coupe’s most interesting facts. Check them out below.

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Comparison: BMW 8 Series Vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Comparison: BMW 8 Series Vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe

Should Mercedes-Benz be worried?

After many years of persistent requests from gearheads and several rumors, the BMW 8 Series finally returned to the market after almost 20 years. The grand tourer’s revival not only marks the return of an iconic Bimmer, but it also gives the Munich-based company a proper competitor against the highly-acclaimed Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and the Bentley Continental GT. BMW also returns to the luxury coupe segment before Audi will bring the A9 into dealerships.

Previewed by a concept car unveiled in 2017, the new BMW 8 Series is more than just a two-door version of the 7 Series. On top of having a unique design, it also debuts new technologies for the brand and adds a bit of sportiness to an otherwise sober segment. But, how does it compare to the popular Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe? Let’s find out in the comparison below.

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Evolution of an Icon - 1999 BMW 8 Series vs 2019 BMW 8 Series

Evolution of an Icon - 1999 BMW 8 Series vs 2019 BMW 8 Series

Does the successor have what it takes to reach the level of the original?

The arrival of the 2019 BMW 8 Series was a long time in the making. It’s been almost 20 years since an 8 Series hit the streets, and the arrival of the new model has brought our memories of the original version back on the surface. In times like this, we can’t help but wonder how the 8 Series measures up to the original. Does it look better? Does it have better materials? Which came with better technologies? We pieced through all that to find a clearer picture of how the new 8 Series compares to its iconic OG.

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The BMW 8 Series is Out, but What do we Know About the BMW M8?

The BMW 8 Series is Out, but What do we Know About the BMW M8?

Looking to the bright future of the M8

Harvey Samuel Firestone is not a guy you would usually tie with BMW, let alone the newest BMW M850i. He founded the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company back in 1900 and paved the way for a well-known marketing idea called - “Win On Sunday, Sell On Monday!”

Muscle car producers (and not only them) used this strategy to their advantage back in the day of really cheap gas. Good old times. It seems that BMW is attempting to implement the same strategy this year with their 8 Series.

BMW unveiled the new 8 Series at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and placed it directly next to their fantastic M8 GTE racer. The model in question was the top spec M850i xDrive Coupe M Performance in orange. BMW Motorsport CEO Franciscus Van Meel and BMW designer Adrian Van Hooydonk talked endlessly to the press there explaining all the bits and pieces.

And it happened! Van Meel said:

“This car (pointing at the M8 GTE) is going to race today, and that car (pointing at the M850i) you can buy later on this year.”

So, yes, BMW M boss is actually telling you to buy the M850i which is such a sports performance machine it felt only natural to reveal it next to its sister, the race-bred M8 GTE. Some questions lingered after seeing the footage. What, for the love of all that is sacred, will the M8 bring? What will it turn into?

Maybe a monster. Maybe an undisputed BMW that the fantastic original 850CSi from the Nineties simply couldn’t have been.

This is a story about the forthcoming BMW M8.

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