The upcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe was just spotted on Route 80 Eastbound in New Jersey. The heavily camouflaged 8er is likely driven by a BMW of North America employee, not on usual considering the proximity to the headquarters in Woodcliff Lake.
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Looking at these photos one can easily why we called the new BMW 8 Series Coupe long, low and mean. It’s carrying the torch of the now-defunct BMW 6 Series Coupe with a sharp and aggressive nose, and with squinty, angry headlights flaking the massive kidney grilles.
The headlights also seem to be similar to the ones from the 8 Series Concept car, just not as extravagant. Though, the shape of the actual lights inside the housings and the hints of blue remain. The hood itself also looks heavily sculpted and very sharp, very sporty. There’s also a bit of a front lip spoiler that looks good. What really looks good, though, is its hood which looks very aggressive and has crisp lines.
Its silhouette is also very pretty, with the right proportions for a classic sporty grand-touring car. Short rear deck, the ong hood and low profile give it exactly the look we were hoping for. There’s also massive Air Breathers that are sculpted into the doors, just like the 8 Series Concept.
The trapezoid-shaped exhaust system hints at a 4.4 liter V8 TwinTurbo engine under the hood.
BMW will unveil the new 8 Series Coupe in June ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
[Photos: Jonathan Vital]