The launch of the BMW 8 Series is rapidly approaching, being scheduled for later today, at the most important 24-hour race in the World Endurance Championship. BMW is ready not only to tackle the Le Mans race with two M8 GTE models but also to show the world how the 8 Series nameplate evolved over the last 20 years since it left the scene. The new Coupe will be unveiled in full in a couple of hours but the Germans decided to ramp up the excitement with yet another teaser published on Facebook.
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In it we get to see a glimpse of the new interior which seems to be taking a lot after the BMW X5. The center console looks a lot like the one in the new SUV but, of course, adapted to the body style. The instrument cluster will most likely be following the same path, with the new iDrive system taking over whatever analogue dials we might’ve been expecting. The gear selector also seems to sport some sort of crystal while the seats are just pure Cognac enjoyment.
The final shape of the car is still kept from us but from what we can make out, it’s not a lot different from the Concept which is good news. If the new 8 Series comes out looking almost like the concept that preceded it, we have a winner on our hands here. The thin headlights and the sleek taillights will make the car feel wider than it really is while the stylish interior will surely convince a lot of potential customers to choose it instead of its rivals.
At launch we’ll definitely see the M850i xDrive model come out. As a matter of fact, the car shown in the video below seems to be the M850i as per the add-notations at the bottom of the screen. The N63 4.4-liter V8 under the hood has been revamped to make 530 HP and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque, which should offer the all-wheel drive 8er a 0-60 mph sprint of about 3.5 seconds and a beautiful sound.