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BMW IS RETURNING TO THE LUXURY SUPER COUPE GAME WITH THIS STUNNING 8 SERIES CONCEPT

BMW aims to revive the 8 Series, the nameplate of the brand’s maximum luxury coupe that ran from 1989 through 1999, with a gorgeous new concept carforecasting the eventual production model’s styling.

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As a styling concept, this new 8 Series debuted with no technical details provided. But we can see that BMW takes seriously the challenge of reinterpreting the original car’s futuristic wedgy lines in a contemporary way.

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“The design of the BMW Concept 8 Series provides a fresh interpretation of iconic BMW styling cues,” explained senior vice president for BMW Group design Adrian van Hooydonk. “And it also showcases a new approach to the use of forms which is reflected particularly prominently in the car’s surfacing.”

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“A handful of crisp lines mark out clear surfaces, and the car’s volumes are powerfully sculpted,” he continued. “Together, these elements make a forceful statement and create a model brimming with character. In short, this is a driver’s car.”

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Inside, the concept examines the contrasts between dynamic flair and luxury, with exclusive slim-line carbon fiber sports seats wrapped in the finest leather. It is the same with the steering wheel which features hand polished aluminum spokes and red-anodized shift paddles.

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The original 1989 8 Series employed V12 engine power for maximum prestige, though an 8-cylinder version followed later. This history suggests that we can expect the car to borrow powertrains from today’s flagship 7 Series sedan, as it did then.

The new production model is slated to arrive in 2018 following a nearly 20-year hiatus from showrooms.

 

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