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BMW 3 Series Touring, 8 Series Gran Coupe get M Performance Parts

BMW has revealed a new range of M Performance Parts for the all-new 3 Series Touring and 8 Series Gran Coupe, following a slew of performance-themed accessories for the company’s latest releases. The 8 Series Gran Coupe is available with a carbon-fibre front grille and side mirrors, along with the side gills...

2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe (officially) revealed

After leaking in detail last week, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has been officially revealed in full ahead of its arrival late in 2019. The four-door coupe (or should that be sloping-roofed sedan?) takes the 8 Series and stretches it in every direction. It has a wheelbase 201mm longer than the two-door, and the body is 231mm longer in total...

2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe leaked

The exterior of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has been leaked a few weeks ahead of its expected debut. These photos were published on the Bimmerpost forum. It's not clear how they were obtained, but they look like legitimate press photos and certainly fit with spy photos we've published in the past...

2019 BMW M8 gets M Performance treatment

You'd think the BMW M8 was already about as M as it could possibly be, right? Wrong! BMW has revealed the car's M Performance Parts catalogue just two days after launching its new 'Porsche Turbo killer', allowing owners tack a range of carbon-fibre bits onto their new M8. According to official M materials, the Performance Parts are designed to supplement the existing Carbon Package...

2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied

The upcoming BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has been spied on the back of a transporter truck this week, ahead of an anticipated reveal later this year. Wearing almost no disguise compared to earlier protoypes that have been snapped by photographers, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is very much a four-door version of the coupe and convertible variants we've already seen – meaning there aren't too many surprises in terms of the looks...

2019 M8 a "Porsche Turbo killer" - BMW M boss

We're used to car companies keeping their cards close to their chest. We're used to them being coy, refusing to comment on their rivals. That's not the case at BMW M. The upcoming BMW M8 has its sights set on the Porsche 911 Turbo. In fact Markus Flasch, recently-appointed head of BMW M, says it's being described as a "Porsche Turbo killer" in waiting...

2020 BMW M8 to get adaptive braking system

BMW has offered a teaser of its upcoming M8 Coupe and Convertible, revealing details about its highly customisable M Mode. Modern performance cars will let you tweak essentially every facet of their driving experience. Throttle response, engine noise, steering weight – they're all changeable, depending on the driver's mood...

2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe teased

The first-ever BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has been teased on social media ahead of its debut, presumably some time this year. The Gran Coupe's first teaser image doesn't reveal much we haven't already seen in earlier spy photos, although it does confirm our suspicion the car's subtle Hofmeister kink will come courtesy of a piece of black plastic placed on the C-pillar...

BMW M850i First Edition: Australian pricing confirmed

BMW will celebrate the return of the 8 Series to Australia with a run of eight First Edition coupes, priced from $295,900 before on-road costs. That's a whopping $23,000 more than the stock M850i, although the First Edition does have exclusivity on its side. Just 400 examples will be built globally, as commemorated by the 1/400 plaque on the centre console...

BMW M850i xDrive coupe review

There's a strong sense of deja vu about the arrival of the new 8 Series.

BMW 8 Series: 'The time is right to re-enter this segment'

With the covers taken off at the 2018 Paris motor show, and the new BMW 8 Series sitting resplendent among the raft of new product on the BMW stand, you could be forgiven for asking: what took so long? Indeed, with the long-lasting affection for the '90s 840i and 850i, it does seem like BMW has taken its time returning to a segment that so characterised its previous success...