After BMW silently killed off the 6 series, rumors began making rounds that they’d be reintroducing the 8 series to the world. It has been 18 years since the BMW 8 series last saw the light of day, and BMW fans have managed to remain loyal to the car, with only 31,000 models being produced between 1989 and 1999. Sources say that the new model- seemingly a bigger 6er under heavy camo, has been seen making test runs on the Nurburgring.
We are happy to announce that we have an official confirmation; the new BMW 8 series will be making its official comeback in 2018 to compete with the likes of the big boy S-Class Coupe. If you recall, back in 2013 a Gran Lusso Coupe concept was revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. We expect to see the new model reveal at this years Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. BMW has released a teaser image of the concept, in an effort to show off the silhouette, rooflines and delicious wheel arches. BMW states that this new model is a “Design Concept”, which they intend to position above the existing 7 Series, as their new flagship model. “The BMW 8 Series Coupe will build on our tradition of luxurious sports coupes and add a genuine dream car to our line-up – a slice of pure automotive fascination,” claims Harald Krüger, the Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG. He continues, “The 8 Series Coupe will underpin our claim to leadership in the luxury segment. I can tell you today that this will be a true luxury sports coupe.” The new model will share the same underpinnings as the new 5 and 7 series. Previous trademarks suggest the model lineup will include an 825, 830, 850, 860 and M850 models. Engines are expected to range from a 3.0L turbo inline-6 to the new twin-turbo 4.0L V8. Convertible and V12 models could very well make up the lineup, as well as a possible M8.