After nearly 20 years of waiting for the new 8 Series from BMW, the 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe is finally coming. For last few years, BMW has been putting out cars that offered multiple driving modes in response to customer requests. During that period, BMW stepped away from providing the driver with a true feel for the road in favor of listening to those requests. The result was that driving enthusiasts were left perplexed over the disappearance of the steering and chassis that had made BMW such a legendary car.
The return to the 8 Series marks the revival of what driving enthusiasts have been longing for. With two possible options, the M850i xDrive Coupe M Performance with a V8 and the 840d xDrive Coupe with a six cylinder diesel, the 8 Series promises to have something for everyone. The chassis is more sporty and builds on the M5. This new performance enhancing active chassis will be standard on the cars moving forward. Dynamic Damper Control, Active Roll Stabilization, Integral Active Steering, and electronically controlled locking rear differential are also present, giving the driver an improved sense of control. The V8—a 4.4 liter twin turbo—purports to offer 530 horsepower with 553 lb-ft of torque and can reach 60 from zero in just 3.6 seconds. Speed is said to top out at 155 miles per hour.
It may have taken a couple of decades, but the 8 Series will more than make up for that wait.