Thursday, May 11, 2017
First teaser of the forthcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe which will be displayed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017
Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Harald Krüger announced the arrival of a new concept car. The BMW Group will present a design study at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on 26 May 2017 which provides an exclusive look ahead to the BMW 8 Series Coupe slated for 2018. The concept car embodies uncompromising dynamics and contemporary luxury – the essence of a modern BMW coupe.
“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,” says Krüger, looking ahead to the new model. “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.”
Even from the teaser pic above you can see something very grand. A long bonnet and a shorter spoiler-ed tail with a character line over the rear wheelarch. It looks very low slung too and slim pillared too (slim from a modern perspective that is). As this is larger than the current 6 Series coupe it is going to be quite a play in terms of proportions.
This could be a large, traditional grand touring coupe that would go up against its rivals like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, a Maserati Gran Turismo or something like the Ferrari GTC4 in some ways. Whatever the case it should bring back some old school glamour to BMW.