The BMW 8 Series has been shown undisguised in a murky preview shot, a month ahead of its official reveal at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 15 June. The image shows the car alongside its race-going M8 GTE sibling, which will be competing in the event.
Most recently revealed amongst th 8 Series' innovations is a digital instrument cluster as part of a new dashboard design, in an image which surfaced on social media.
Posted on Instagram (below), the image shows that the new two-door range-topper will swap the conventional dials of its siblings for a digital layout that will be BMW's answer to Audi's Virtual Cockpit system. Up until now, only the i3 and i8 have featured this technology, but the 8 Series looks set to change that.
Along with this new technology, the 8 Series is expected to come with BMW's most advanced suspension technology in an attempt to make it more enjoyable to drive than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé and Bentley Continental GT.
Part of the car's development period has included testing on the technical B-roads of Wales. The car's dynamics were being evaluated and finalised on some of the world's finest stretches of Tarmac, with the brief for engineers to produce a mix of "fascinating sportiness and supreme comfort".
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