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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...

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2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced
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2019 World Car Awards: Finalists announced

The countdown to the World Car Finals has begun this week, with a list of 10 finalists announced for the overall title, along with the contenders in five specialist categories. According to the firm, a jury of 86 "distinguished international automotive journalists" selected the finalists by secret ballot, based on their own assessment of the vehicle as part of their professional work...


BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive First Edition revealed, bound for Oz
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BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive First Edition revealed, bound for Oz

BMW has unveiled a limited-run version of the M850i xDrive, dubbed the First Edition, with eight of the 400 cars being offered worldwide coming to Australia. Power comes from the same 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine offered in the 'standard' M850i xDrive, with 390kW and 750Nm put to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission...


BMW M850i Night Sky revealed
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BMW M850i Night Sky revealed

BMW Individual has revealed a space-themed 8 Series inspired by outer space, even incorporating extra-terrestrial materials. Dubbed the (breathes) BMW Individual M850i xDrive Coupe Night Sky, the one-off vehicle is based on the V8-powered 8 Series coupe and is said to have "opened up a new dimension in exclusivity by looking beyond our planet and bringing the night sky into the car"...


2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs
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2019 BMW M850i pricing and specs

BMW Australia has announced pricing and specs for its incoming M850i xDrive, set to start at $272,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in March 2019. Two variants will be available from launch: the M850i xDrive Coupe and M850i xDrive Convertible, both powered by the same twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine, making the same 390kW and 750Nm...


2019 BMW M8 Competition spied undisguised
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2019 BMW M8 Competition spied undisguised

Spy photographers have struck in BMW's warehouses again, snapping the upcoming M8 Competition months ahead of its official reveal. How do we know it's a Competition? BMW has a formula, and this car appears to follow it perfectly...


2018 Los Angeles motor show: What to expect
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2018 Los Angeles motor show: What to expect

Kicking off on November 30, California’s big Los Angeles Auto Show is one of the largest on the calendar for North America, alongside the New York International Auto Show and the biggest, Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. Over 1000 different vehicles are set to be on display during this year's event, including a number of reveals and debuts of all-new and updated models...


2019 BMW M8 previewed
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2019 BMW M8 previewed

BMW has released new details of the upcoming M8, along with a set of new images of the twin-turbo performance coupe tearing up a race track as it nears production. The company has confirmed the M8 will make "north of 440kW" from its force-fed V8 engine – expect somewhere in the vicinity of the 460kW/750Nm outputs of the M5 Competition's 4...


2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible goes official
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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible goes official

BMW has officially unveiled its new 8 Series Convertible, ahead of a market launch early next year. After being leaked this morning, the Bavarian manufacturer has detailed its new flagship convertible, which shares just about everything with its hard-topped twin bar the folding fabric roof. Let's start with that, then...


2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible headed to LA - report
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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible headed to LA - report

The BMW 8 Series Convertible is on track for a production reveal at the Los Angeles motor show next month, according to a new report. An article by Carscoops says the drop-top 8 Series will be fully unveiled at the US motor show in November, likely with the same powertrain range as its coupe twin. That means the line-up will be headlined (at launch) by the M850i xDrive, powered by a 4...


BMW M850i xDrive coupe review
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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'
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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...


2019 BMW 8 Series convertible spied almost camouflage-free
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2019 BMW 8 Series convertible spied almost camouflage-free

The BMW 8 Series convertible has been spied ready for an on-stage debut in, it seems, the very near future. There's only a little bit of camouflage on the top of the rear deck, around the rear wheel arches, and covering the vents on the front wings. As is the norm for these things, BMW 8 Series convertible looks exactly like the coupe with accommodations made for its electric folding soft-top...


Configurator Challenge: BMW 8 Series
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Configurator Challenge: BMW 8 Series

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect BMW 8 Series using the company's UK configurator...


2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible teased
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2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible teased

BMW has revealed the first official pictures of its upcoming 8 Series Convertible, with camouflaged photos of the drop-top tourer cutting laps of Death Valley in the USA. Temperatures nudging 50 degrees celsius, lots of desert dust and a multitude of gravel tracks make the evocatively-named valley the perfect place to put a car through its paces...


2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied
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2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has been spied during development testing, giving us another glimpse at the company's upcoming rival to the likes to the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Porsche Panamera. Essentially replacing the current 6 Series Gran Coupe, the 8 Series 'GC' should launch sometime next year and will offer a style-focused four-door coupe alternative to the more traditional 7 Series limousine...


BMW 8 Series Convertible, Gran Coupe confirmed for 2019
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BMW 8 Series Convertible, Gran Coupe confirmed for 2019

Harald Krüger, chairman for the board of management at BMW AG, has confirmed the 8 Series Convertible and four-door 8 Series Gran Coupe will launch next year, in addition to a production version of the upcoming iNext concept...


2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied
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2019 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spied

These photos of two BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe prototypes seemingly confirm the styling details of a four-door flagship with a sloping roofline, revealed earlier this year in a trademark filing. It also follows the template set out by the M8 Gran Coupe concept, which was unveiled at this year's Geneva motor show...


2019 BMW M8 roars around the Nurburgring - video
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2019 BMW M8 roars around the Nurburgring - video

The BMW 8 Series has already been revealed, but the high-performance M8 remains under (partial) wraps at this stage. So far we know it'll feature a twin-turbo V8, and a rear-biased M xDrive all-wheel drive system, but as far as the final design touches and model-specific equipment it gets over the 'standard' 8 Series? We're none the wiser...


Poll: 2019 BMW 8 Series takes down S-Class Coupe
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Poll: 2019 BMW 8 Series takes down S-Class Coupe

The new BMW 8 Series divided opinion among commenters when it launched, but it's proven a hit with respondents to our latest poll, taking down the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. BMW drew out the reveal of the 8 Series, building up to the full launch at Le Mans with concepts, teasers, and camouflaged cars galore. There were a few leaks along the way, too...