The BMW 8-Series 2019 model year is a revived coupe, which was presented on Friday, as part of the start of the Le Mans 24-hour endurance competition. However, even now, the designers have introduced the 8-Series Shooting Brake.
As part of the start of the Le Mans 24 hours of endurance competition, on June 15, a new model was presented from the Bavarian concern. The BMW 8-Series was introduced officially, and completely declassified. However, independent designers did not think so, and they decided to introduce the same model in the body of Shooting-Brake.
The uniqueness of the new 8 Series is its design, which visually hides large enough dimensions of the car. However, in the model presented now, this effect could not be achieved. But despite this, the car looks very attractive and stylish. Dimensions remained the same and are: length – 4843 mm, width 1902 mm, and height 1341 mm. The wheelbase is 2822 mm.
The front part has not changed, but behind the car has become almost unrecognizable. Despite the fact that the bumper is made in the “factory” style, the shape of the rear optics resembles cars from Volvo. There is also a new tendency to connect the brake lights with a single line through the trunk lid. But the designers decided to go further, and held this line along the perimeter of the fifth door through the upper spoiler.
Thanks to this body, the manufacturer could add space for the rear passengers. Naturally, designers do not assume any changes in the interior design, except for the appearance of access from the passenger compartment to the luggage compartment.
Recall that the production version can be completed with a petrol turbo V8 4.4 liters, capable of developing up to 530 horsepower (750 Nm), as well as a 3.0 liter diesel engine with a power of up to 320 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque. Together with both engines, only the robotic transmission of 8 speed works. The cost has not yet been named.
In the meantime, one of the most anticipated innovations from the Bavarian concern – BMW Z4 – will be presented already in a short time. However, before the official presentation, the car was completely declassified in official photos.