First version of famous BMW 8-Series was released back in 1989. This full-size sedan was really interesting and it had very unique design. 8-Series BMW was discontinued only after 10 years on the market. This year we could see new 8-Series concept car. However, this is not the only release form BMW, because they are preparing 2019 BMW M8 as well. Previous versions of BMW 8-Series did not have their M versions, but nowadays it is more than necessary if they want to stay competitive on the market. Camouflaged BMW M8 2019 was spotted during some road testing. First looks shows us that future M8 will not look as exotic as the concept version. BMW will remove aggressive engine hood, big intakes bellow the headlights and it will have less aggressive front grille. Headlights design is very thin, almost as one found on the BMW i8 model. Rear end is very different from one on the concept car. It will have redesigned trunk lid, quad exhaust outlet and large spoiler. Speaking of 2019 BMW M8 interior design, there are almost no information at all. Some design cues should be taken from the concept 8-Series. 2019 M8 will get new infotainment system integrated in the center stack. Also, expect to see “M” badges throughout the cabin, black leather and hand-polished aluminum details.
2019 BMW M8 engine performance specs
2019 BMW M8 engine should be either twin-turbo V8 or maybe even V12 powertrain. First option will probably be 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine generating around 600 horsepower. Second choice is 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine from M760Li model. This unit can produce 600 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, so we expect to see power output go all the way up to 650 horsepower. All engine will be mated to automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive system.
019 BMW M8 release date and price review
2019 BMW M8 release date is expected sometime during 2018, or at the beginning of 2019. Main competitors on the market will be Bentley Continental GT Speed and Mercedes-AMG S65. There are still no exact information about 2019 BMW M8 price. However, some rumors indicate that BMW M8 V8 price will be around $170,000, while BMW V12 price will go up to $200,000.