BMW will reintroduce the 8-series coupe, the first new 8 series in 20 years, in November.
The latest 8 series has an oversized version of BMW's dual kidney grille with adjustable slats and large air intakes at the corners. The LED headlights are the slimmest in BMW's lineup. There's also an optional carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof, and an optional carbon package that includes air intake bars, exterior mirror caps, a rear spoiler and a rear diffuser insert.
In Europe, the 8 series will be offered with a newly developed 530-hp V-8 gasoline engine that will be badged as the M850i xDrive Coupe and the 840d xDrive Coupe with a 320-hp, 3.0-liter, six-cylinder in-line diesel unit. BMW said this is an "unprecedented use of a diesel engine in this segment."
The gasoline variant accelerates from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 3.7 seconds while the diesel version takes 4.9 seconds to reach the same speed.
Its exterior dimensions of 4843mm in length, 1902mm in width, 1341mm in height and a wheelbase of 2822mm, give the coupe a powerful stance on the road, BMW said.
Integral Active Steering employs rear-wheel steering in the opposite direction from the front wheels, up to 2.5 degrees at low speeds. At higher speeds, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels.
Head-up display is standard, which displays speed, plus speed limits, route guidance and turn instructions, as well as status indicators and any warnings from driver-assistance systems. The display also shows telephone and entertainment information. BMW Night Vision is optional.
The rear backrest can be split 50:50 as standard and folded down to increase the capacity of the 420-liter luggage compartment.
The 8 series was shown as a thinly veiled concept car -- the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe -- at the Geneva auto show in March. BMW showed the first BMW Concept 8 series at Italy's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in 2017.