Latest Information about the 2019 BMW M8 Release Date?
The returning 2019 BMW M8 vehicle should mark the attempt of the German automaker to rival the competition which has been adding new cars in their roster. The original 8 Series was produced in the 90s. Until then it was discontinued in 1999 due to poor sales.
Back then, they even did not have the M badged cars for its latest incarnation. However, there have been more rumors recently. They reached the pinnacle in 2017 when the company released a concept model. And we got to see how the M badged car could look.
With the latest spy photos and images we gained important information about the 2019 BMW M8 model. In fact, it seems that the model is nearing completion. A potential release date is possibly the end of 2018. But there is still no official confirmation, so it might shift to the first quarter of 2019 easily.
All in all, the release date is the least of our concerns as we finally have a working model on our hands that we can talk about. The camo on it is still fresh but it does not stop us to analyze it and review it.
What is the Price of the 2019 BMW M8 Model?
There is no exact way to tell exactly home much the 2019 BMW M8 model will cost. There are still a few missing information that need to be added to the mix. We are still looking forward to hearing about some key elements which will describe the car in further light. But the bottom line is that this model does not come cheap. It is a Beemer first of all, and better yet an M badged one.
The predictions about the price for the 2019 BMW M8 start somewhere at $156,700, which would be the price for the M760i xDrive. If the engine predictions are correct and we do get to have the V-8 and V-12 variants on our hand, the first one will demand a price of about $170,000 with the latter pitting somewhere at around $200,000. A great price for a great car.
Rumored 2019 BMW M8
After the car being discontinued, a comeback for thee 2019 BMW M8 was something a lot of the fans wanted to see. The vehicle was once a proud member of the BMW lineup and its inception started in 1989. It lasted for exactly 10 years with the last model being the 1999 variant. As for the M badged version, they were continued even before the initial cut.
But when rivaling vehicles, namely Mercedes and Bentley, recently came out with their own vehicles from the same class, BMW had to do something quick. There were many rumors in regards with the 8 Series models but no one thought that a comeback of the M8 was possible.
Even after the release of the concept this year, it was unbelievable that this has the potential of actually happening. Fortunately, the rumors have been confirmed to be true this time and the 2019 BMW M8 is on its way. More details about this car will emerge pretty soon and we can hope to learn a lot more about it in the coming months.
Exterior Redesign for the 2019 BMW M8
Immediately upon seeing the pictures of the 2019 BMW M8 model you see how different it looks form the concept. It was actually made to be much softer and leaning in comparison to its concept car which debuted this year. You can spot the grille in the front which resembles the ones seen on the current lineup of BMW models.
They have thin and sharp vertical slats with a wide kidney giving a much wider stance for this car. The headlamps are made to be thicker in the concept car and the lower portion features the large outlets and lover vents and a mesh grille in the middle.
The side view of the car tells us that the front fender is missing and a roof which is positioned a bit higher. But they have decided to keep the slim rear haunches which is for most of the people a trademark for the entire 8 Series. But the M parts include beefed up side skirts and twin-five spoke rims which are dark grey.
The rear end of the production version of the 2019 BMW M8 has the least to do with the concept model. The production taillights are a lot different and are not set to extend so much into the fender. The trunk lid has also been reshaped but the enormous spoiler is still there. There are no crease on the side of the number but the quad exhaust pipes are very noticeable here.
New Color Variations
The 2019 BMW M8 production vehicle is currently covered with a lot of camo. It is pretty hard to determine even the base color variant and let alone guess which new additions they are planning. Actually there have not been any news of updated color choices. But it is something that will most certainly happen.
There is a great possibility that the color variants which are included here are similar to some of the latest BMW products. We are actually hopeful in getting some newer variations and choices. As this vehicle is a part of the new line of BMW models, new colors will most certainly happen.
2019 BMW M8 Size and Dimensions
The size of the 2019 BMW M8 has yet to be officially determined. It is more than possible that the vehicle is going to be the same as the concept model. This is a balanced vehicle and if we compare it to the newest one and the pictures that we got, we are more than certainly going to get the car with the same size.
There was no need for it to grow. The vehicle has a pretty good set this way. The improvements are not necessary here and with the vehicle that we see here before us and in the examples gives us a pretty good picture of the car. Size is more than perfect and allows for a good and beneficial car.
What is Happening on the Inside of the 2019 BMW M8?
There are no pictures are yet for the interior of the 2019 BMW M8. But it is clear where the car is going to look for inspiration. Once again, the concept model is going to be the main source for the new M8 vehicle. We are expecting a better and fancier version of the current language style of BMW models.
So expect to see a mixture of appealing lines and surfaces with a sleek center console and an all-digital instrument cluster. We are also expecting a new steering wheel design to go as well. The concept model also features a de-cluttered dashboard on the passenger side with red stitching on the upper side. We are not too certain if this design makes it in for the production version.
The infotainment system is not placed on the top as in many BMW models. In fact it is integrated in the center stack. This will probably continue for the production version as well. Also, parts around the center stack will be built from lightweight materials and make it comparable to M badged products.
Finally, when it comes to material the concept model had an array of materials to choose from. Expect the final version to do the same and at least use Merino leather in Dark Brown and Fjord White combined with hand-polished aluminum, for a very premium look.
Engine Setup for the 2019 BMW M8
The engine is arguably the most important part of the 2019 BMW M8. This car has to compete in an ultra-competitive segment. So judging based on the offer that the competition is comprising, there are not a whole lot of options which might happen here.
The two that we feel most confident that we will have include aV-8 or V-12 engines. But there is a very high possibility that we get to have them both. Even the smaller engine should be capable of providing 600 horsepower easily with the larger going to 650 horsepower. If this proves to be true, the line for these engines will be very much improved.
Top Speed and 0-60 mph Performance for the 2019 BMW M8
With the news about the potential powertrain of the 2019 BMW M8 car, we feel excited about its specs. The mentioned engines are good enough to launch the car to 0-60 mph in just 3 seconds. While the top speed is around 200 mph.
2019 BMW M8 Fuel Consumption Numbers
Until we get more solid evidence for the powertrain of the 2019 BMW M8 there is no way to tell what its fuel consumption numbers might be. They are going to give us the EPA stats once they do the necessary tests but do not expect this car to consume less than before and the mpg numbers will be sky high.