The facelifted BMW 8 Series and the M8 in Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe versions made their public debut at the Amelia Island Concours in the United States.
Slated for sale in the UK in the coming months, the 2022 8 Series gets the performance-inspired M-Sport styling pack – previously an option – as standard. It imbues the trio of standard 8 Series models with a number of BMW M design cues, including a more heavily structured front bumper and rear diffuser, as well as new 19-inch wheels and upgraded brakes. with blue calipers on six-cylinder models.
Higher-powered V8 models get a similar treatment, but with an additional front splitter, M8-style exterior mirrors, rear spoiler and diffuser in what BMW describes as “Dark Shadow Metallic” color. New 20-inch wheels and an M-Sport differential are also included as standard.
Changes to the range-topping BMW M8 models are even more subtle, limited to a range of new exterior colours, including a Shadow Line treatment for the first time, as well as newly designed 20-inch M-Sport alloy wheels.
In a development planned for other new BMW models, the new 8 Series and M8 come with an optional illuminated grille. Slightly modified in design from that of pre-facelift models, it comes standard in combination with the “Iconic Glow” pack, featuring an illuminated surround and waterfall lighting for each of the grille elements. The lighting is activated when the door is opened and can be switched off manually.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of BMW M, all new 8 Series and M8 models can be ordered with optional M emblems in blue, purple and red in place of the traditional blue and white BMW roundel .
Inside, six-cylinder models get multicontour front seats as standard. The old standard 10.25 infotainment screen also makes way for a larger 12.3-inch unit.
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This notice was published: 2022-03-08 11:34:23