2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible caught with a soft top

Spy Photos | December 23rd, 2016 by 89
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Anyone who drives through Munich these days with their eyes open can be lucky enough to catch some test mules, like this 2019 BMW 8 …

Anyone who drives through Munich these days with their eyes open can be lucky enough to catch some test mules, like this 2019 BMW 8 Series Cabrio. The successor to the open 6 Series is already turning around with a strong camouflage, and even if many details still hide under the typical camouflage vinyl, a certain detail can not be concealed – the luxury convertible will not only have impressive dimensions and an impressive silhouette, but also a classic fabric roof.

The latter is, however, no surprise to our readers, since the departure of the Munich-based metal folding roof, will be seen on other models as well.

The dimensions of the BMW 8 Series Convertible will be slightly higher when compared to the newly revised 6 Series, so a big jump is not to be expected. This means that even the open 8 Series will remain just under a total length of five meters, yet it will be one of the largest and most exclusive convertibles on the market. In contrast, its counterpart from Stuttgart measures over five meters. On other levels, the BMW 8 Series Convertible should not be out of the way for the rival from Stuttgart, however, the two premium convertibles of the German premium elite will face numerous comparative tests.

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Based on the current CLAR architecture that underpins the 7 Series and 5 Series, the 8 Series will be the longest car in BMW’s fleet. Longer even than the current 7 Series and it will be the brand’s flagship coupe. It will also pack all of the modern luxurious, and possibly even more, of the 7 Series, as well as its higher-end engines.


The Bavarians have already reserved some badges for the 8 Series lineup, from 825 to 830, 835, 845, 850 to the M-branded M850 and M8.

The two-door flagship 8 Series coupe is scheduled to arrive in late 2018, followed by a convertible model a year later.

[Source: Bimmertoday]

89 responses to “2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible caught with a soft top”

  1. Maxime Durez says:

    I still think this is just the new 6 Series

      • Mark Tucker says:

        Horatiu I know you are confident that a new 8 series is coming, but that picture simply does not gel with a convertible which is 18 months away from release.

        Your 8 series may well be coming in 2018, but what are seeing right now is a six series that is coming in 2017.

        • guest says:

          They’ve just updated the existing 6 – for a 1yr. model run?

          • Mark Tucker says:

            Absolutely, keep in mind BMW still needs to sell the current model, if you look at the last generation, its last update was also less than a year before the release of the new model. The update you are referring to was very mid after all.

          • guest says:

            Last generation? If you mean the 650i, they sold it for four years.

          • Mark Tucker says:

            The current model, the F12, is the third generation 6 series. The previous generation was the E63 was on sale from 2003 to 2010.

          • guest says:

            You state the last generation e63 was updated for one year before the f12, this is factually incorrect, the 650i ran for 4 yrs. If history repeats then we are indeed looking @ the 8er here.

          • Mark Tucker says:

            You seem to confusing annual updates, like the one recently announced for the current 6 series, which are mostly rejigging equipment levels which happen every year, with major mid life overhauls. When the 645 became the 650, it engine grew in size for example.

            If history repeats they will argue about renaming the Six as a eight for the next two generations because they actually do it. For example BMW first applied for the four series names back in the early nineties.

          • guest says:

            I know the difference between an annual model change and an LCI. BMW held off renaming the 4 because they were getting so much negative press following the intro. of the e65 (Bangle butt, original iDrive), despite the fact they were taking an historic sales lead in the industry. We also know they’ve already been debating the return of the 8 for some time and that there is a market gap between the 6 and their R-R products. So the 8 is coming. You believe this prototype is the next 6, but I see no improvement over an existing model that has just been refreshed and is already criticised for size and weight. I’m hoping we get both because I’m curious where a new 6 would evolve from, especially if they do want to put it against the 911 – would it come from the Z5? The car in this photo is no no Porsche fighter, so I’m voting 8. Time (& BMW) will tell. Not us.

          • Mark Tucker says:

            You could say the same thing about the new five series. The new platform appears to more about providing for future propulsion tech, not fundamentally changing the position of current product. I am expecting the Six series to do the same. I do not expect the six series to turn into a 911 competitor. Current management is too conservative for that. I still think an Eight series is coming and it will sit above the current seven series just like the original did, just that I do not think this is it. Time will tell who is right.

            The proposed 911 chasing Z6 proposal based on the limited details that surfaced a few years back seemed like BMW was on to something really interesting. Shame really.

          • guest says:

            What is a Z6?

          • Mark Tucker says:

            It was intended to be a 911 competitor. A traditional front engine rear wheel drive model focused on sports performance and light weight. Rumour was it was to be powered by a straight six with hybrid power train. A serious M style product.

            Like so many proposals that do not reach production, we can only dream about what could have been.

          • guest says:


        • Horatiu B. says:

          It is definitely coming, just not sure if it’s 2018 or 2019, always confusing with the model year for each market.

        • BrianF says:

          Me too, I think it’s the 6 series convertible, that’s not long and large enough.
          We will see in couple of month.

          • Horatiu B. says:

            It is not. It’s the 8 Series. Still no clue why no one believes us. The sources are beyond any doubt.

            We’re not a forum. We don’t speculate.

          • BrianF says:

            Guys, I want really believe that you’re right but, that’s strange to me.
            If we follow BMW plan, since 2008, the 6 series came out in 2011, so next to the 5 series, for me the actual prototype is the next 6 series for end 2017, early 2018.
            I have no doubt about your sources but the way this car looks, don’t remind me the luxurious and outstanding 8 series.

          • Horatiu B. says:

            Ok. We’ll talk in a year. I stand by my report.

    • Icebreakerr says:

      its the new 8 series.

  2. Russell says:

    I know you’re confident in your sources Horatiu, but I’ve got to say all I see is an iteration of the 6 series.
    If this is going to be the 8, it’s already a massive disappointment. Competitors to the S class convertible include the Bentley and Maserati, and this car isn’t in the same league as any of those three.
    The 8 would have to be a cheaper Dawn to compete, but this is just a 6er with a longer rear deck.
    The proportions of door and front window to rear window and roof pillar are *identical* to the F12, so the interior is exactly the same size as the current 6er. The sloped rear window looks like camouflage to me, which suggests the E64/F12 rear window will continue.
    Based on the 646 style wheels used here, unless the photo is massively distorted, this is not as long as a 750i, let alone a 750Li. If this is an 8er, the 8er is smaller than they’ve been claiming.

  3. Dimitri says:

    Yes, yes, No hood line!!!

  4. Labs Futura says:

    Good luck competing with Benz S Coupe lol

    • guest says:

      Why would the company responsible for the Wraith & Dawn not be able to compete with a lesser vehicle?

      • Labs Futura says:

        Why would you bring RR into this?

        May as well compare Polo and Aventador, cos you know, same maker.
        Don’t play dumb, this ugly pile of crap will never compete with S Coupe, but good luck!

        • guest says:

          Platform, drivetrain, iDrive. Pretty sure there’s more corporate sharing between a Ghost & a 7 than there is a Polo & Aventador. At least I hope so. You haven’t actually seen this ugly pile of crap yet, but since you seem to approve of the rebodied S Class sedan, maybe there’s still hope for the 8.

        • Icebreakerr says:

          8 series shits on the Shit Coupe

        • Icebreakerr says:

          BMW owns Rolls Royce, they use it as a botique brand you retard. If you want more than a 7 you get reffered to a ghost and higher options. my uncle did it at the oxford plant. dumb shit you dont know jack shit about BMW and you dont even drive a 850 faggot ass kid.

    • Icebreakerr says:

      its much better looking than a s class coupe oops i mean volkswagen passat

    • Mnason Uzziel says:

      I think this is gunning for DB11 actually – just because this is possible, and looking at those proportions, it looks very similar to the Aston.
      The current S-Class Coupe was inspired by F12 6 series, this being told by a Mercedes designer.

      On the other hand, F06 (the GranCoupe 6) was priced against Panamera, while the Coupe was on its own class being bigger than E-Class Coupe and far more luxurious, but smaller than S-Class Coupe.

  5. Dailybimmer says:

    I also believe that the car that we see in the pictures above is a 6 Series convertible. A potential 8 Series coupe should be much langer.

  6. John says:

    More poop shaped cars from BMW! Und genauso sollte es sein.

  7. Icebreakerr says:

    the body and shape is beautiful

  8. CDspeed says:

    I think it’s a 6-Series, it hints at design evolution of the 6-Series, and I’d expect the design of the 8-Series to stand out from BMW’s current design language. I saw an original 8-Series on the road yesterday, and it still looks amazing today. It looks different from BMWs of the same era, and what more could you want, a big GT coupe with the face of an M1.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      This car is heavily camouflaged, the only things you can actually see are the wheels, and even then the car might not use them at all like for example the M760Li which had these black 666M-looking wheels.

      Checkout the F13 with camo from couple years back, looked nothing like the actual car.

      • CDspeed says:

        Of course I can’t say for sure, but the grill seems to have a similar look to the new 5-Series when it was camouflaged. And you can see the seem above the head lights that give away their length and angle. So it is the overall shape, the little bit of kidney grill you can see, and headlights that just make me question it being an 8-Series. The 8-Series I hope, will make a design statement like the original did.

  9. Mr BMW .AkA.Bitches Money Weed says:

    Soft top? Why Bmw ??? It Audi that have soft top on the cars not Bmw.

  10. Seven23 says:

    The 10-series could be a sport car ?

  11. seancorr says:

    I think this is the new 6 series….the current gen has aged quite a lot and is in dire need of a new version. Look at the current 6er and tell me how’s the interior like in today’s market lol.

  12. Elmediterraneo says:

    How to destroy that 8 series theory :
    Look at the coupe’s sphyshot and you will see there is a B-pillar.
    – The current 4 and 6 series get this B-pillar.
    – The E31 8 series and the current luxury coupes, Bentley Continental GT, Rolls-Royce Wraith and Mercedes S-class coupe didn’t get this B-pillar, letting them with a full open window area.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      Again, there will be an 8 Series. It will likely not be the 8 Series you expect, but rather a more upscale 6 Series. But I can tell you 100000%, there is an 8 Series coming.

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