BMW has finally revealed the spectacular and mind-blowing 8 Series concept vehicle. There are literally no words to describe the surprising and mind blowing new features this car. The concept vehicle is going to make its first appearance in the U.S at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
According to BMW, the Concept 8 Series is “The essence of a modern-day BMW coupe wrapped up in an enthralling design study.”
The coupe presents various innovative and dramatic design cues inside and outside the car. With a sporty and sloping roofline, the BMW 8 Series has an integrated trunk spoiler and massive air vents on the bumpers, front and back. The vehicle fascinates riders with a stunning Barcelona Grey Liquid paint. It is a sculpture according to Senior Vice President of BMW Design Group, Adrian van Hooydonk.
Taking a look inside the cabin, we see a mixture of luxury and sporty themes. It is a combination of a sports car with a gentleman’s elegance. The leather seats, available in Dark Born or the Fjord White color, are finished with a carbon fiber shell covering.
The premium feel is further enhanced with the use of Swarovski glass on the iDrive controller. Avoiding sharp edges and super narrow cutlines, the frameless door windows make for an elegant design.
“We moved the rear seats closer together and at an angle to make a provision for the car’s broad shoulders and a self-confident stance,” explains project designer Marc Giraud. “The front end is defined by an aggressive sharknose grille which makes a real statement. It may look vulnerable, but for optimum impact protection the entire section is made of composite materials.”
That’s all we know about the design of the muscular car so far. We don’t know what’s exactly underneath the hood. However, the production model will almost definitely come with turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 and 4.4-liter V-8 engines. It is believed that there will also be an option of xDrive all-wheel-drive. There is a great chance that other engines will produce as brilliant an engine as the twin-turbocharged V-12 that rests in BMW’s majestic M760i.
“Befitting the class, a quick stab of the throttle sent the rear wheels spinning, accompanied by a throaty, V-8-like growl. Electric minders were summoned to action following an exaggerated flick of the steering wheel, and it didn’t take significant application of the brake pedal to cover the shiny 21-inch wheels with dust,” said Georg Kacher. Adding, “Although the exercise of driving the BMW 8 Series Concept doesn’t offer many insights, it does whet the appetite for the real thing.”
Presumably, the BMW 8 Series will arrive in the market at a much greater price than the 6 Series. Probably an extra $20,000 or so, making the starting price stand about an estimated $100,000 – $110,000. This is assumed to be the standard cost for the upcoming 8 Series with the M8 costing a lot more than this.
The automaker is expected to make production debut in the start of 2018 before going on sale. The M8, which is much more powerful, will be seen testing on the Nurburgring shortly after.