BMW is late to the game with this new CLS and A7 rival, but I'd argue the all-new 8 Series Gran Coupe is more resolved – even with the lower-spec 3.0-litre model.
Queenstown, nestled near the southern tip of New Zealand, is usually a winter wonderland by the start of July. That makes it the perfect place for carmakers like BMW to let their hottest performance cars loose on ice. But snow has been hard to come by in 2019. The ski resorts around Queenstown are battling to stay open, and there's precious little coverage on the peaks surrounding Lake Wakatipu...
BMW doesn’t mess around with the number 8. Whether it’s the iconic Z8, the i8 supercar, the upcoming super-luxury X8 SUV, or the all-new BMW 8 Series, the German brand brings its best for the ‘8’ cars and in the case of the near 300k M850i Coupe and Convertible, it doesn’t disappoint.
There's a strong sense of deja vu about the arrival of the new 8 Series.