A very exclusive version of the BMW 8 Series is arriving down under this year.
BMW Australia has confirmed that just nine examples of the new BMW 8 Series Heritage Edition are set to arrive in Australia later this year.
Deliveries will commence in approximately Q4 2021 and the model will come in coupe, gran coupe and convertible bodystyles.
The BMW 8 Series Heritage is a tribute to the original 8 Series sport grand tourer which launched in Australia 30 years ago. The contemporary version comes with the same drivetrain as the 840, with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six engine producing 250kW and 500Nm at the rear wheels exclusively via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Handling performance benefits from a BMW ‘Carbon Core’ chassis which uses carbon-fibre to reduce weight and the centre of gravity, while remaining very stiff. Added mechanical gear includes M Sport rear differential, adaptive M suspension and M Sport brakes.
Equipment for the model spans unique black 20-inch alloy wheels in Y-spoke style 728M style, M Sport brake callipers finished in red and black, Merino leather upholstery inside with ‘Walknappa’ leather highlights, active seat ventilation, seat heating, heated armrests, soft-close doors and a 464-watt harmon/kardon surround sound system. The interior of each vehicle will carry an ‘Edition Heritage – 1/9’ badge on the centre console along with BMW CraftedClarity Glass on the infotainment control wheel, engine start/stop button and gear selector, and Piano Black interior trims.
Standard driver assistance features include BMW Head-Up Display, Driving Assistant Professional – which integrates Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go, Steering and Lane Control Assistant – and Parking Assistant Plus.
Just one BMW Individual paint finish and BMW Individual full leather Merino combination will be available for each 8 Series Heritage Edition model in each body style, providing an additional touch of personalised exclusivity.
The three paint and upholstery combinations in each body style are as follows:
- BMW Individual Frozen Marina Bay Blue
BMW Individual Full Leather Merino Black
- BMW Individual Frozen Black
BMW Individual Full Leather Merino Ivory White
- BMW Individual Frozen Dark Silver
BMW Individual Full Leather Merino Tartufo/Black
The 840i Coupe Heritage Edition is priced from $192,900 plus on-road costs; the 840i Gran Coupe Heritage Edition from $189,900 and; the 840i Convertible Heritage Edition from $207,900.