Just a few weeks ago, BMW decided to do away with the 6 Series Coupe to make way for the new 8 Series. It appears that the sacrifice was worthwhile, because the next coupe is set to be more extravagant and lavish – the BMW Concept 8 Series.
Revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW’s flagship luxury coupe remains a concept for now. Which means technical details, dimensions and powertrain bits are all undisclosed. However, we can’t help but point out the visual similarities it shares with Aston Martin and Maserati. Anyone else think the same way?
At first glance, it features a long bonnet with a sleek sloping roofline – very much like a regular grand tourer. The headlights are super slim but obviously drowned out by the grossly oversized grille. At the back, there’s the swanky L-shaped tail lamps while the entire look is complemented with a set of 21-inch wheels. If you’re not a fan of the fascia, don’t worry, because BMW did say the end product will be toned down to a more conservative and palatable approach.
Inside, it’s a fine combination of luxury and sportiness, as expected from the Bavarian giant. The driver-focused cockpit is wrapped with Dark Brown or Fjord White Merino leather. The slim sporty carbon fibre seats aside, there’s an iDrive Controller made from Swarovski glass.
The unveiling of the BMW Concept 8 Series could certainly mean one thing: BMW is dead serious about taking on the luxurious Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. More details will be revealed closer to its global debut sometime next year.