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    New BMW 8 Series concept previews 2018 production car

    The new BMW Concept 8 Series previews a luxury 2-door with the Mercedes S-Class Coupe

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    New BMW 8 Series concept previews 2018 production car

    The new BMW Concept 8 Series previews a luxury 2-door with the Mercedes S-Class Coupe firmly in its sights

    This is the new BMW Concept 8 Series – a flagship 2+2 coupe that has been designed to take on the Mercedes S-Class Coupe.
    Revealed at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy, the close-to-production design study will morph into a showroom model next year; following in its footsteps will be a broadening lineup of new 8 Series models that’s set to include an 8 Series Convertible and 8 Series Gran Coupe.
    “The number 8 has always represented the pinnacle of sports performance and exclusivity at BMW,” said Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Harald Krüger.

    “The forthcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe will demonstrate that razor-sharp dynamics and modern luxury can go hand-in-hand.”

    The concept is a long and rakish two-door coupe, which has a whiff of Maserati about its proportions.

    BMW, however, says that the car shows a ‘fresh interpretation of iconic BMW styling cues’.

    At the front, slender laser lights sporting a similar light signature to that seen on the new 5 and 7 Series flank an oversized kidney grille.

    A carbon fibre front lip beneath is also said to underline the car’s ‘sporty and high-performance’ character.
    Air Breathers nestled behind the front wheel arches lead into aggressively sculpted flanks, which rise up into flared rear arches housing 21-inch alloy wheels.

    The concept is also finished in a new exterior colour called Barcelona Grey Liquid, which was designed exclusively for the concept.

    In the cabin, a large centre console stack pours downwards, featuring a large infotainment screen perched atop of it.

    BMW says that there's a "smooth connection" between the car's three control clusters - the centre console, the instrument panel and the doors.

    Slim sports seats feature, while the cabin is trimmed in 'Marino' leather in dark brown and white.

    To lend a sporty feeling to the cockpit, naked carbin fibre trim is applied liberally.
    BMW 8 Series engines and spec details
    As the 8 Series is only a design study at this stage, no official details on the platform or powertrains has been announced.

    However, Auto Express understands the 8 Series will be based on the same CLAR architecture as the latest 7 Series.

    That platform has flexibility to adopt everything from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine right up to a 6.6-litre 12-cylinder motor.

    Indeed, recent trademark applications suggest that BMW plans to roll out a varied mix of models within the 8 Series range; names within the lineup that have been registered for trademarks include 825, 830, 835, 845 and 850.
    At the top of the range BMW has also ring-fenced the M8 badge, which indicates that the firm is eyeing-up a flagship rival for Merc-AMG S63 coupe.

    If given the green light, those models would likely use the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8.
    Read More www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/95723/new-bmw-8-series-concept-previews-2018-production-car

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