The Return of the King : BMW 8 Series Range
They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Enter the new BMW 8 Series. BMW’s iconic grand tourer makes a return to the luxury sportscar segment, getting driving enthusiasts hot and bothered again after a 20-year hiatus. And we haven’t even gotten to its drive yet.
Not content in setting hearts afire with its stunning curves and angles and luxurious refinement, the 8 Series boasts BMW’s legendary performance and renowned driving dynamics, ensuring it’s always one step ahead of its rivals.
With three body style variants and two intoxicating engines to choose from, expressing your own distinctive individuality has never been this classy and chic. For those looking for the ultimate driving experience, there’s an M version of each variant to help you turn up the thrill factor.
BMW 8 Series Coupe
The 8 Series Coupe follows in the footsteps of the original 8 Series with its technological pioneering features and sleek, elegant lines which made the original car so beloved.
Perfected on the race track, as seen in M8 GTE FIA WEC guise, the Coupe combines race-winning pedigree with an exceedingly luxurious package and state-of- the-art innovations such as Adaptive M suspension and Integral Active Steering.
Whether you’re being pampered by its exquisite interior and materials or thrilled by its class-leading sporty drive and performance, the BMW 8 Series Coupe offers striking looks, opulent luxury and a driving experience its competitors can only dream about.
(Click HERE to read our First Drive of the M850i xDrive Coupe)
BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe
What is caring without sharing? The 8 Series Gran Coupe brings versatility to the luxury game with an extra 2 doors, 4+1 sitting and a larger boot. With a stretched wheelbase and a longer, sloping roof, it loses none of the sleekness and panache of the Coupe.
Making the school run? Running to the shops? Crossing a continent? The 8 Series Gran Coupe does it all with effortless flair. Weighing a mere 70kg more than the Coupe, the Gran Coupe also shares the same grin-inducing performance as its two-door sibling.
With a chassis and suspension setup finely tuned by the racing expertise of BMW M GmbH, the 8 Series Gran Coupe seamlessly blends dynamic ability and luxurious comfort with real-world versatility.
8 Series Convertible
Combining the merits of the Coupe and Gran Coupe, with a generous dose of pizzazz, sits the 8 Series Convertible. Unabashed and glamourous, the 8 Series Convertible is for the individual who appreciates the finer things in life and want to fully express themselves.
Blending BMW’s trademark driving pleasure with exceptional elegance, the Convertible offers exclusive access to a full-bodied wind-in-your-hair experience. When you’re done soaking in the envious looks of passersby, let your soul be stirred by the 8 Series’ charismatic range of engines, which spans inline-six to V8.
Equipped with a classic soft top, the roof closes in just 15 seconds at up to 50km/h. Effortlessly stylish, the Convertible fully encapsulating your prestigious lifestyle. Form following function? It doesn’t get any better than this.
BMW M Models
For those who like to cut straight to the chase, look no further than the M versions of the 8 Series range. BMW’s range-topping grand tourers now come with the coveted M badge, which as the world knows, embody the absolute pinnacle of motoring performance.
Armed with the most powerful BMW production engine ever, the fearsome twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 produces up to 625hp, making every drive an intoxicating one.
(Click HERE to read our First Drive of the M8 Competition Coupe)
(Click HERE to read our First Drive of the M8 Competition Convertible)
Not only are the M models ultra-fast, they are also ultra-posh. Sharing the same luxury, elegance and opulence as the entire 8 Series range, performance and luxury has been so flawlessly fused.
STORY Kevin Chin