Here it is, one of the most keenly-anticipated new BMW models for some time – the returning BMW 8 Series.
It’s been 18 years since the BMW 8 Series was last produced, this concept, which we first showed you back in May, is set to be the basis of the real thing with production set to start soon.
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Making its debut in the U.S. at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event this morning, BMW Chairman, Harald Kruger said the new BMW 8 Series is expected in dealerships next year.
“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 is immediately recognizable as a BMW, but also displays new design ideas and form-building techniques. A handful of crisp lines mark out clear surfaces, and the car’s volumes are powerfully sculpted. Together, these elements make a forceful statement and create a model brimming with character. In short, this is a driver’s car. - Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.
We will bring you more details on the new BMW 8 Series as they come to hand and you can stay up to date direct in our BMW 8 Series News section.
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