The coupe will revive the "8 Series" nameplate, which was produced between 1989 and 1999. The new design pays homage to that original model. (Is it too early to start "paying homage" to the 90s? I'm not sure.)
Twin-turbo V6 and ActiveHybrid variants may also be available at or after the 2019 launch. While we're adding things to our wishlist, a 12-cylinder M Performance model also seems likely given its 7 Series roots.