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    2018 8 Series

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    BMW to Reveal Concept Previewing 2018 8 Series Coupe at 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
    Concept coupe set to debut on May 26
    By: Kelly Pleskot May 11, 2017

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    BMW has announced it will unveil a new concept later this month at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The car, which will be unveiled May 26, will preview the now officially confirmed 2018 8 Series.

    BMW boss Harald Krüger announced the plans at the company’s Annual General Meeting today. “The BMW 8 Series Coupe will build on our tradition of luxurious sports coupes and add a genuine dream car to our lineup — a slice of pure automotive fascination,” Krüger said. “The 8 Series Coupe will underpin our claim to leadership in the luxury segment. I can tell you today that this will be a true luxury sports coupe.”

    A teaser image showing a low-slung coupe with a long hood and wide haunches was released alongside the announcement. The silhouette resembles the look of 8 Series prototypes we’ve seen running around recently. Earlier this year, we spotted a likely BMW 8 Series mule at the Nürburgring showing off its sloped roofline and high beltline.

    Powertrain options remain unclear at this point, but the 8 Series could share engines with the 7 Series, including a 3.0-liter turbo-six, a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8, and a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V-12. M Sport or M Performance variants are also possible. When it comes to market, the 8 Series will compete against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and the Lexus LC 500.

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    Re: 2018 8 Series

    I'm sure it will be a head turner!

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    Re: 2018 8 Series

    I think it'll look like a more practical i8 or a BMW styled LC500

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    Re: 2018 8 Series

    Hard to see any reason to offer the 6 at this price tier / expected drip of sales.

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    Re: 2018 8 Series

    V12TT or stay home.

    This is exactly what I see the Camaro needing to be; a derivative of the '70-'81 lines.

    It's hot.


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