BMW Teases New 8 Series Online With Sinfully Sexy Silhouette
26 January 2018 - motor1
There's also a video of the car in action, and the competition M8 GTE will debut this weekend in Daytona.
Are we getting close to the official reveal of the BMW 8 Series? We've seen plenty of spy photos, and if leaked photos earlier in the month are legit (and we think they are), then there isn't much left at this point but to pull off the coverings and introduce the world to Munich's big new coupe. It certainly looks like that process has started with this teaser photo posted by BMW on Facebook, a video clip of the car in action – albeit still wearing camo – on Twitter, official prototype photos (also in thin camouflage), and a press release that basically says things are on-track for a release "during 2018."
The text with the photo on Facebook simply reads "A glimpse of the future, the new BMW 8series," while the video lets us hear a definite V8 roar. The teaser photo gives us a taste of the car's shapely derriere, albeit silhouetted, but we clearly see the sculpted roof and the illuminated tail lights, which by the way match up perfectly to the leaked photo we saw a couple weeks ago.
With this new teaser now up, there's a chance the new 8 Series will in fact be unveiled not in a month, or even weeks, but this week. Last December, BMW said a competition version of the high-performance M8 would race at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, and the new press release (available below) confirms that the new M8 GTE will be there. Furthermore, BMW also said the road-going M8 would debut in 2018 – usually such performance variants appear a few months after the standard model, which in this case would likely be an 850i.
Of course, the M8 GTE could still wear a camo wrap and have all kinds of add-ons to keep its production body somewhat obscured. But with BMW getting active on social media and posting up press releases, the highly anticipated BMW 8 Series could be a reality very soon.
We still don't know details on power, but the 4.4-liter biturbo mill from the M5 is probably in the mix. If the company sticks to the monikers used for the 7 Series, an 850i would hold a V8 with the 860i brandishing a V12.
In any case, it looks like we'll know something soon.