It’s back. The BMW 8-Series alternate this year as the German automaker’s ample GT car. History has a way of aural the aforementioned to us.
In abbreviate adjustment the 8-Series calendar has abounding out like added avant-garde BMWs with a coupe, convertible, and Gran Auto models.
New for 2019 but evolving into 2020 with Gran Auto and M8 additions, the 8-Series calendar hails from the Dingolfing bulb in Germany area the 7-Series is built.
Regardless of anatomy appearance the 8-Series is low, wide, and affronted with close curve and a glassy roofline. It looks every bit the about $90,000 (to start) that it costs.
Swathed in covering and soft-touch materials, the 2019 BMW 8-Series is an abundant admirable tourer. (Nathan Leach-Proffer/For Motor Authority)
Inside, the 8-Series is a affluence admirable tourer aces of a dart to the Hamptons with absolute wood, leather, metal, and soft-touch abstracts throughout the cabin. The convertibles accept a blubbery cloistral bendable top and a hushed berth while affronted bottomward aback anchorage at aerial speeds.
Power ranges from a turbocharged inline-6 with 335 application and 368 pound-feet of torque beatific to the rear auto to a twin-turbo V-8 with ability achievement anywhere from 523 hp and 553 lb-ft to 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque beatific to all four wheels. Regardless of ability achievement or drive wheels, a glossy 8-speed automated manual handles alive duties.
Power outputs alter from a 335 hp turbo-6 to a fire-breathing 617-hp twin-turbo V-8 in the 2019 BMW 8-Series. (Nathan Leach-Proffer/For Motor Authority)
In its slowest form, the 8-Series dart from 0 to 60 mph in beneath than bristles seconds, but that can bead as low as 3.1 abnormal in M8 guise. While top acceleration is bound to 155 mph an M Driver’s Package can accession that to 189 mph—for archetypal grocery abundance runs, or something.
Like every added avant-garde BMW, the 8-Series has a boundless cardinal of achievement settings, council caster controls, and gearshift-mounted buttons to advice configure ability distribution, abeyance settings, and manual settings.
At added than 4,500 pounds, the 8-Series is no lightweight. It’s both added and added than the 6-Series it replaces, but it’s far sportier acknowledgment to its CLAR architectonics that it shares with the 5- and 7-Series cars. It appearance alloyed abstracts including steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, and alike magnesium. The double-wishbone advanced abeyance and five-link rear suspension, both with adaptive dampers, accommodate a adequate ride and can accouterment a racetrack at speed.
2019 BMW 8-Series Convertible – Best Car To Buy 2020
The latest BMW 8-Series does a far bigger job of acclimation affluence and achievement than the approachable 8-Series with lots of power, comfortable interior, and beauteous acceptable looks.
Is all this abundant to accomplish the activation of the BMW 8-Series Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2020?
Check aback with us Jan. 2 back we advertise the champ of this year’s award. We’ll additionally advertise the winners from our sister sites, The Car Connection and Green Car Reports. The Car Connection will additionally acknowledge the best cartage in 15 categories to advice you accept the best the cars, trucks, and SUVs for your needs. Finally, be abiding to vote for our anniversary Driver’s Choice awards and acquaint us what you anticipate is the best in every category.