The 8-Series concept car is a design study and taster for the planned return of the BMW 8-Series coupe in 2018, part of the biggest model offensive in BMW's history. The design pulls in forms recognisable from previous BMW models and adds new design ideas and form-building techniques to promote a fresh look and herald the coming of a new design language for the company. The return of the 8-Series coupe will be the first time since the mid 90's that BMW have offered a top of the range luxury sports coupe, with power and looks to match. If the concept is anything to go by, the new 8-Series should have no trouble cementing itself as a highly desirable car atop of the BMW family tree.
"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 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."