At the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW is using the opportunity to reveal the BMW 8 Series Concept. This concept acts as a hint of things to come for the production BMW 8 Series Coupe that will be arriving in 2018, bringing back the 8 Series badge last seen in the 1990’s. Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior VP for BMW Group Design, described the BMW 8 Series Concept “as a luxurious sports car which embodies both unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury like arguably no other.”
This concept now only shows off things to come for the upcoming production version, but a hint of where the BMW design language is heading. While remaining distinctively recognisable as a BMW, key elements like the kidney grills, headlights and tail lights have received updates to improve performance, and to take advantage of new technologies.
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The trailer that BMW released shows off the interior that has been crafted for the BMW 8 Series Concept. It’s quite obvious that BMW are going ‘all out’ in making the car for the driver, and oozes luxury at the same time. Again, it’s an evolution of what we’ve seen before from BMW, but looks a little more exciting that what we’ve been seeing in production models right now.
We’ll be sure to see a lot more of the BMW 8 Series Concept this year as we lead up to the beginning of production for the 2018 road going version.