The BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe has been caught during testing with heavy camo-prints on the front and back. The 8-Series came out back in 2019 as a coupe and a year later the gran coupe was launched for the more practical buyers.
The new vehicle will fit in as a mid-cycle facelift for the 8-series and it will most likely come out next year as a 2023 model. BMW is known to test their vehicles well before the release date so something like this is not uncommon.
From the photos, it is clear that the upcoming car will have a heavily modified front-end. Facelifts are usually subtle but it seems BMW has something else in mind. Similarly, the rear is hidden from plain view, meaning the changes are not limited to the front fascia.
The insides of the prototype were also spotted but most of the center console and dash were covered. BMW might be working on a fresh new infotainment screen design. The current setup consists of a 10.25-inch infotainment screen, which might be upgraded.
The German company is also unveiling the new iDrive interface on March 15th so details about the revamped infotainments system will be revealed soon.
The 2023 BMW 8-series Gran Coupe might have the same drivetrain lineup or the brand could go with something different. It is unclear which route they take. If BMW stays with the current setup we could see the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 that produces 335 hp, the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, or the i=high-performance version of the same engine, making 600 hp.
BMW will probably add a hybrid or a PHEV variant to the mix to make their models future-proof. The Alpina tuned 8-Series gran coupe is also coming soon so there are few exciting months ahead.