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3.4 (Good)

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Back in the 1990s, BMW gunned for personal luxury coupe supremacy with their highly advanced 8-Series. It was supposed to carry the torch that the 1980s 6-Series had proudly and successfully held aloft. Yet, somehow, the success of that earlier car eluded the hapless Eight, never reaching the revered, iconic status its predecessor managed to cultivate. With the new 2019 BMW 8-Series, the German automaker wants to quietly sidestep their 90s attempt at a flagship coupe. This all-new 8-Series is BMW's first attempt at a full-boat flagship luxury coupe since those heady pre-Y2K days, and the brand has pulled out all the stops to bring buyers a lavish, extravagant motorcar. Stylish and indulgent, the new 8-Series offers fans of the blue-and-white roundel an enticing alternative to competing high-dollar luxury coupes.

2019 - 2020 BMW 8-Series

3/4 Front Glamour 2020 BMW 8-Series

Major changes included:

The 2019 BMW 8-Series starts at $112,895 (including a $995 destination charge), and is initially offered exclusively in M850i xDrive guise with all-wheel drive. Additional powertrains and a convertible variant will eventually make their way onto the ordering sheet. Read more »

2019 | 2020

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