Good things come to those who wait. If that concept assumes that the excellence of the desired object grows at a rate proportionate to the delay, it would be fair then to say that a 20-year wait should deliver an extraordinary reward. This is very much the case with the all-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe, which brings to an end a two-decade drought when it launches this fall.
The 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe draws its inspiration both from the BMW Concept 8 Series, which premiered at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in 2017, and the BMW M8 GTE race car that has begun establishing its prowess in the 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship and 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. These muses are reflected in the 8 Series Coupe’s dynamic proportions, elegant yet powerful silhouette, keen eye for details and raw power.
With respect to the latter, the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe, which will be the first of the 8 Series to hit the market in the autumn, climbs from zero to 60 mph in just 3.6 second and delivers a 155-mph top speed. This is thanks in large part to the new 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine, which will deliver 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, as well as improvements to BMW’s eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission and xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system.
Performance aside, the BMW 8 Series Coupe is an absolute stunner of the highest order. From its aggressively low stance and “double-bubble” contouring to its standard full LED headlights with BMW LaserLight technology and all-LED rear light clusters, every inch of the 8 Series Coupe’s exterior is crafted with the kind of perfection that comes from 20 years of contemplation.
The BMW 8 Series Coupe is every bit as welcoming on the inside with its intelligently arranged center console, newly developed sports seats wrapped in Merino Individual leather and carefully considered storage accommodations. The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe offers an even greater level of excitement and refinement with anthracite BMW Individual headliner, M pedals and driver’s footrest and an M leather steering wheel.
The 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe is the one that you’ve been waiting for, and it’s poised to exceed even your wildest expectations.
This article is presented by BMW of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.