BMW Concept 8 Series hints at 2018 BMW 8 Series and other new models
The wraps are off. Here are images of the BMW Concept 8 Series, completely undisguised. And it’s a beautiful thing. Sharp lines framing the car’s proportions and flow to the car’s rear haunches.
The signature BMW is larger, sharper and bolder than ever. And yet, to our eyes at least, there’s quite a lot of Aston Martin in the BMW Concept 8 Series, but again, that’s just our opinion.
BMW says that the BMW Concept 8 Series is a pretty clear indicator of how the production-version of the second generation BMW 8 will look when it is launched in 2018 – we’re guessing more or less exactly the same. BMW has said that we can expect new interior architecture too, along with a revised version of its iDrive infotainment system.
The BMW Concept 8 Series doesn’t just point to the new 8 Series, but the new look will define all new BMW models moving forward, so expect flowing lines and pointy angry grilles.
Drivetrains are yet to be confirmed, but inevitably they’ll be six-cylinder engines, probably a hybrid drivetrain, a V8 and an M powered version.
“The number 8 has always represented the pinnacle of sports performance and exclusivity at BMW,” explains Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Harald Krüger. “The forthcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe will demonstrate that razor-sharp dynamics and modern luxury can go hand-in-hand. This will be the next model in the expansion of our luxury-car offering and will raise the benchmark for coupes in the segment. In the process, we will strengthen our claim to leadership in the luxury class.”
The BMW Concept 8 Series reveals much of what is to come. “The BMW Concept 8 Series is our take on a full-blooded high-end driving machine,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “It is a luxurious sports car which embodies both unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury like arguably no other. For me, it’s a slice of pure automotive fascination.”