The BMW 8 Series is perhaps one of the more exciting car projects to be announced in recent years, and it has once again been spotted wearing less camouflage this time around. Given the deep recesses in the front bumper and air outlet in the edges of the rear bumper, both the coupé and convertible could be hiding an M Sport package underneath.

We’ve already seen glimpses of how the hexagonal LED daytime running lights will look like from an official teaser earlier in the year, and it appears that the upper horizontal section of the DRLs will double as turn indicators. BMW also made no effort in disguising the brake calipers – the dark blue items fitted to both these cars further hints at an M Sport pack.

Over at the back, the S-Class Coupé fighter is set to get full LED tail lights and, judging from this set of pictures, the graphic looks far more intricate than what was initially suggested. Below that there are slim refractors adjacent to the vertical air outlets, while quad exhaust exits finish off the rear look.

As for the 8 Series itself, it will be underpinned by the company’s modular Cluster Architecture (CLAR), just like the latest 5 and 7 Series. The chassis uses lightweight materials such as aluminium, magnesium and in the flagship 7, carbon-fibre.

Considering its association with the 7 Series, the engine line-up should match as well, with turbocharged straight-six, V8 and V12 mills – petrol or diesel – on offer. A high-performance M8 model has already been confirmed for production, although it remains to be seen if an iPerformance plug-in hybrid will join the range.

The new 8 Series will also participate in motorsports in the form of the M8 GTE. What do you think of the new 8 Series? Liking what you see so far? Share your thoughts below!

GALLERY: 2018 BMW 8 Series Coupé spyshots

GALLERY: 2018 BMW 8 Series Convertible