The BMW 8 Series range is quite limited at the moment. In the US, you can only order yourself a V8-powered model right now, while European customers can also enjoy the perks of a 3-liter straight six diesel engine. While we’ve known for a while that the 8 will get some additional models, we didn’t have an exact confirmation from BMW until this week. The Bavarians announced that the 840i Coupe and 840i Convertible will be available starting this July.
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The new models can also be had with all-wheel drive if one so desires, in the shape of the 840i xDrive Coupe and 840i xDrive Convertible. The engines under the hood will be the all too familiar B58 mills found on other cars as well, developing 340 HP and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. They should be powerful enough to get these GT cars going in a hurry. BMW didn’t provide any acceleration figures for the four new models so far.
M Sport seats will also be introduced as an optional feature, with safety belts decorated with accent strips in tradition M colors. The M Sport seats also feature 3D quilting, perforated central sections and bespoke stitching. Added to which, BMW 8 Series customers will also be able to specify BMW Individual full-leather appointments in eight color variants from July 2019, plus BMW Individual fine wood interior trim strips in Black Ash Silver Effect high-gloss and Carbon Fiber.
More paints are to become available as well in the near future. For example, customers can now also order their BMW 8 Series Coupe or BMW 8 Series Convertible in the BMW Individual paint finish Frozen Bluestone metallic. The BMW 8 Series Convertible can also be ordered with the BMW Individual finishes Frozen Brilliant White metallic, Frozen Dark Brown metallic, Frozen Arctic Grey metallic, Frozen Dark Silver, Frozen Cashmere Silver, Pure Metal Silver, Brilliant White metallic, Tanzanite Blue metallic, Aventurine Red metallic and Almandine Brown metallic.