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BMW Teases 8 Series Coupe

BMW Teases 8 Series Coupe

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.

 





 

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  1. Andrew_L
    The original 8 series is probably my favorite BMW design along side the E39 5 Series.
    carnut
    megeebee
    I was too lazy to do this yesterday:





    Hmmm......
    CmicasatheGreatXvX
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    I agree. The rear looks 98% Impala.
    arutherford
    Too bad its co-engineered with Toyota.
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