Remember the BMW 8-Series from the nineties? Well BMW is unveiling its successor concept tomorrow, May 26th, at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este – but we already have the first pictures of the concept 8-Series!
Looking back at the teaser image that BMW released into the wild in the beginning of May, this fully rendered version looks a bit sharper around the edges.
A production model is supposed to be launched in 2018 so the concept should heavily reflect the final form. I would imagine it might come close the renders acquired by Carscoops as the partial influence of Aston Martin Vantage coincides with BMW Chairman Harald Krüger’s words:
A genuine dream car which will add a slice of pure automotive fascination” to the company’s lineup.
BMW hasn’t said much about the 8-series but we expect it to be based on the CLAR platform, same as the one under 5 and 7-Series models.
No update on the engines either, but rumors are floating around that a V12 is also possible. Sweet, sweet music for our ears.
Another interesting fact, BMW has trademarked a series of names earlier this year and these trademarks could give us a glimpse into the question posed above:
825, 830, 835, 850, 845, 860, M8 and M850. So, does this mean we will get to see an M department 8-Series? I sure hope so!