Photo Gallery: The BMW Concept 8 Series Is a Stunner
BMW shows off the Concept 8 Series, a sleek, modern, grand touring car for the future.
BMW's advertised tenets this year at the Los Angeles Auto Show are "Performance," “Luxury,” and “Energetic.” The BMW Concept 8 Series fulfills almost each of the tenets. It is a stunning grand tourer fit for the future.
A source close to BMW says that the car is 90 percent complete. What you see on the exterior is likely to make it into the production version. Slight variations to the front grille and headlights are expected due to homologation standards.
The interior will see only slight revisions. In this case, the steering wheel will be adapted to meet safety standards as well, the beautifully designed seat belt buckles will also be revised as will the seats themselves. The interior will see the inclusion of a number of interface buttons for drivers and passengers to input into the vehicle as well. The same source says that BMW will keep the brushed aluminum look within the interior.
BMW remained tight-lipped about the drivetrain, chassis, and specs of the upcoming vehicle.
If the Concept 8 Series is this close to its final iteration, I would say it could become one of BMW's most beautiful and luxurious coupes.
We’ve received press images from BMW and BMW Chairman of the Board of Management Harald Krüger said: "The forthcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe will demonstrate that razor-sharp dynamics and modern luxury can go hand-in-hand. This will be the next model in the expansion of our luxury-car offering and will raise the benchmark for coupes in the segment."
Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show we got the first glimpse of the physical concept.