Way back in 1991 the 8 Series made a brief appearance – it was a status symbol but zero fun to drive. Fast forward to 2019 and get ready to squeal with delight as this hunk of beautiful low-slung, sinuous metal lets you experience sensual speed. It’s a good thing max speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, as driving it you are tempted to put your foot down and keep it down.
This car was designed to provide thrilling driving dynamics. The body, powertrain and suspension were consistently honed to achieve the supreme agility, precision and poise expected of a top-class sports car.
This car was designed to be beautiful. The car’s low-slung design, an elongated silhouette with a slim window graphic and a roofline flowing elegantly into the rear with distinctive “double-bubble” contouring, a long wheelbase and a wide track are the defining elements of the BMW 8 Series Coupé.
This car was designed to be luxurious. The newly developed sports seats are upholstered as standard in Vernasca leather. The luxurious character of the new BMW 8 Series can be further enhanced by a number of top-quality optional extras. Numerous cutting-edge driver assistance systems are available to boost comfort and safety, in particular.
The line-up includes Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, the Steering and Lane Control Assistant, the Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning systems, the Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection and evasion aid, BMW Night Vision, as well as the Crossing Traffic Warning, Priority Warning and Wrong-way Warning systems.
Regardless of dynamics, beauty or comfort it’s the all new V8 4,4-litre engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology that serves up an intoxicating blend of prodigious power delivery that makes me feel like an invincible goddess.