The 8 Series Coupe is getting a big tech upgrade.
The BMW 8 Series Coupe has been on sale since the 2019 model year, marking the return of the 8 Series badge for the first time in over 20 years, but sales of the gorgeous grand tourer have left a lot to be desired. At one point, there were fears that BMW was planning to discontinue the 8 Series after its disappointing launch. Thankfully, spy shots of prototypes have confirmed the 8 Series is getting a refresh in an upcoming mid-cycle update that will prolong its life for a few more years.
Back in March, we got our first look at the updated 8 Series Coupe undergoing testing. A few months later, BMW has been caught testing the 8 Series Coupe facelift once again, and this time our spies managed to get a peek inside the overhauled cabin.
As standard, the current model is equipped with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, but the refreshed model will have a larger screen with the latest iDrive infotainment software. Other than this tech upgrade, the cabin looks identical to the current model's. Unlike the updated 3 Series, X6, and X5 M, the 8 Series won't be borrowing the i4's curved display.
As for the exterior, the front and rear are covered up, suggesting the 8 Series Coupe will be enhanced with a redesigned front bumper, tweaked grille, and slightly slimmer headlights to make it even more eye-pleasing. At the back, BMW has also refined the rear bumper and added new taillight graphics.
Under the hood, engine options from the 8 Series Coupe will carry over. These include a 3.0-liter six-cylinder rated at 335 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque and a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 producing 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque in the M850i. Nothing is official yet, but we're expecting the updated 8 Series Coupe to break cover later this year, followed by refreshed versions of the Convertible and Gran Coupe variants.