Skip to main content

BMW reveals the production 8 Series

The flagship coupe hits showrooms this November.
  • Author:
  • Publish date:
2019 BMW 8 Series

The long-awaited next-generation 8 Series returns with the reveal its final production form and it's every bit as handsome as we hoped it would be. Back after 20 years, the sleek coupe will launch with two models: the M850i xDrive and a diesel-powered M840d xDrive for Europe. 

The M850i xDrive will be powered by the latest generation of their TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. This engine will produce 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, which will et it from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and is limited to a top speed of 155 mph. The engine will be complemented with an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission that is lighter, more efficient, and has smoother shifting. 

The car will also feature the slimmest headlights of any BMW, a new single-piece kidney grille design, optional carbon fiber enhancements, slim LED taillights, and an M rear spoiler. The interior will be loaded with tech such as a standard head-up display, BMW's Live Cockpit Professional digital instrument cluster, a Bowers and Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, and a digital key system that lets you start and unlock your car with your NFC-enabled smartphone.

Related Articles


BMW reveals its first-ever 8 Series convertible

The droptop arrives in March with a 523 hp M850i model.


BMW reveals the 8 Series Gran Coupe

The brand's flagship sports car gets a bit more practical.


BMW unveils the refreshed 2023 8 Series

New exterior elements, a larger center display, and new paint finishes for BMW's flagship coupe.