BMW has already provided confirmation of the 8-Series and spy shots have provided us a glimpse of the new coupe as well. Well, BMW is now taking the teaser route and showing us a shadowy silhouette of the new 8-Series ahead of its debut later this month.
The new 8-Series is slated to launch next year. Despite the fairly short timeline, the reveal later this month will not be of the actual production version of the 8-Series. Instead, BMW is going to showcase a “design study” of the 8-Series at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The design study will likely just be a thinly-veiled concept version of the production car.
BMW is using the same CLAR platform that underpins the 5 and 7-Series vehicles for the new 8-Series. Given its larger scale, this coupe is ultimately replacing the 6-Series Coupe, which BMW recently killed off from production. The move upmarket will bring a higher price tag as well, with the 8-Series expected to start well above six-figures. A convertible version of the car is slated to launch in 2019 and BMW is said to be considering an M performance version of it as well.