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Get a Taste of the Gorgeous New BMW 8-Series Coupe

August 19, 2017

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe

BMW used this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este event at Pebble Beach, California to unveil both the Z4 Roadster Concept, as well as this utterly gorgeous BMW 8-Series concept coupe.

This concept car will serve as a taster of a forthcoming BMW model – the new BMW 8 Series Coupe. The all-new 8-series, codenamed G14/G15, is slated for launch in 2018 and part of the biggest model offensive in the company’s history. (Read more on BMW code names here) BMW Group aims to significantly increase sales and revenues in the luxury class, and the BMW 8-Series will play a vital role in achieving this goal.

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | Side

Leading up to the production version’s debut sometime in 2018, the BMW 8 Series concept introduces a number of new dramatic design cues, both inside and out and reveals much of what is to come. According to Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, what you see here is very close to what you’ll see in a BMW showroom in 2018.

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | Front

Van Hooydonk – who has spent his entire car-design career at BMW since starting in 1992 – draws a distinction between concepts like this, which are a realistic impression of an upcoming vehicle, and BMW’s ‘Vision’ concepts, which give a much more imaginary, forward-looking idea of how BMW could tackle future design issues.

Adrian van Hooydonk
Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design

“The BMW Concept 8-Series is our take on a full-blooded high-end driving machine,” says van Hooydonk. “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.”

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | Side

The silhouette of the BMW Concept 8 Series spreads low and powerfully over the road. The interplay of a long bonnet and flowing roofline bring dynamic allure to the car’s flanks, while the striking upward sweep of the concept’s trailing edge provides a crisp conclusion to the car’s rearward flow.

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | Rear

From the front, the car is sporty, low-slung and visually striking. Similar to the new Z4 Roadster concept, BMW’s new front-end design language features an exaggerated kidney grille, slim twin headlights and large air intakes form a striking, sporty front-end graphic.

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | Rear driving

The classic BMW template has a fresh interpretation here, taking the company’s design language in a different direction. For example, the two kidneys are very low to the road and spread broadly across the front end. Taking inspiration from BMW coupes of years past, the kidneys are brought together by an unbroken frame to form a single large element.

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | iDrive Controller made from Swarovski glass

Merino leather in Dark Brown and Fjord White lends the interior a high-quality ambience. Accent surfaces in carbon fibre and hand-polished aluminium create deliberate contrasts and radiate a sporty and technical feel. Plus, a faceted ground gearshift lever and the iDrive Controller made from Swarovski glass with a smoky quartz look treat the interior to some modern and classy finishing touches.

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | Interior

The BMW 8 Series Coupe will build on the company’s successful tradition of luxurious sports cars and adds another exciting model – a genuine dream car – to its existing luxury-class line-up. BMW is also planning a M8 which would be the icing on the cake of the sporty BMW 8 Series line-up!

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | Seating

BMW 8-Series Coupe
The New BMW 8-Series Coupe | Rear Detail

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