BMW 8 Series Coupe Confirmed

by Lawana Perkins | Posted on Saturday, May 13th, 2017

After months of speculation, BMW has confirmed it will introduce a new 8 Series coupe in 2018. A design concept previewing the new model will debut at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on May 26.

BMW 8 Series

BMW boss Harald Kruger announced the plans at the company’s Annual General Meeting today. “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,” said Kruger. “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.”

BMW also released a teaser image showing a low-slung coupe with a long hood and wide haunches. The silhouette resembles the look of 8 Series prototypes we’ve seen running around recently. Earlier this year, we spotted a BMW 8 Series mule at the Nrburgring showing off its sloped roofline and high beltline.

Powertrain options remain unclear at this point, but the 8 Series could share engines with the 7 Series, including a 3.0-liter turbo-six, a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8, and a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12. M Sport or M Performance variants are also possible. When it comes to market, the 8 Series will compete against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and the Lexus LC 500.

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