Rumor: BMW 8 Series Coupe in works?

Rumors | June 17th, 2013 by 10
BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe photos 051 750x500

Recent reports bring to front the idea of an upcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe. BMW insiders told Automotive News that the company is weighing a …

Recent reports bring to front the idea of an upcoming BMW 8 Series Coupe. BMW insiders told Automotive News that the company is weighing a return to the high-end coupe segment, in which Mercedes offers the S-class-based CL. “We want to send out the message the future is not all about electric cars but also traditional models with real emotional appeal,” said a BMW source.

Furthermore, other BMW sources hint that the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe revealed at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is a conceptual version of the future 8 Series. The spacious and bigger coupe than BMW’s current 6 series is the first project the Italian design house Pininfarina has done with BMW.

To add even more fuel to the fire, the lengthy press release for the 4 Series Coupe made a reference to the 8 Series Coupe. “At the same time, as a true BMW Coupe, the new nomenclature brings the new BMW 4 Series Coupe in line with the larger 6 Series and 8 Series Coupes,” mentioned the press release.

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe photos 051 655x327

 BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe

While we would love to believe that BMW is playing teasers with us, we’re more inclined to believe that the reference was made in regards to the BMW 850Ci and 850CSi models built from 1989 to 1999.

(Review: BMW 8 Series)

It remains to be seen if BMW will invest its resources into the growing full-size luxury coupes segment where the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and Maseratti GranTurismo are getting the most attention.



10 responses to “Rumor: BMW 8 Series Coupe in works?”

  1. Michael says:

    BMW, I believe, is working on an 8 series coupé. That being said I don’t think that aesthetically it will resemble the pininfarina concept much. I would say that it will likely have the grand proportions of the concept but will likely feature design characteristics that are very different from pininfarina’s one off concept vehicle. This segment makes sense for BMW. The profit margin in the segment is very high and as was mentioned competitor brands are already participating in that market segment.

  2. T says:

    Conception work of a new 8er has commenced in Munich, the car is very much considered for production , now thanks to the new genetic make up of the next 7er.
    Although inspired as a Coupe the brief issued to the design department envisions a range to mimic the 2,4 and 6 with additional Cabrio and Gran Coupe models.

    Although the BMW-Pininfarina collaboration extends ideas it will not be a complete carry over but aspects such as a sleeker roof line and shark snout front will be adopted to carry over typical BMW linage .

    Rumours in Munich point to an additional BMW Gran Lusso model being introduced at Pebble Beach in August, possibly a Cabrio.

  3. viper says:


    • T. says:

      The new 7er leads a new era in technology and material technology for BMW , it will be the most technically advanced car for the brand , and it will revolutionise the next generation of BMW models.

      And its all thanks to BMWs investment in BMWi. The BMW i3 which is unveiled next month will be the worlds first mass produced volume car using CFRP and its genetics start with the next generation 7er.

      And according to internal reports I have seen this is going to be cataclysmic in the luxury segment , as weight reduction is significant. The platform and
      The structure mixes hot pressed steel , aluminium and CFRP whilst door , roof , trunk and bonnet are CFRP aswell as key areas in the suspension.

      The styling direction of the next 7er mixes modern and futuristic BMW elements.
      The use of LED and Laser technology has rendered front and rear light units to be much slimmer than before , the typical high shoulder line remains , as does sculpture in the lower flanks introduced in 2008 F01 series , although it becomes more three dimensional on the body and forms the air breather.
      The roofline continues that sleeker look as per every 7er signifying elegance , and luxury with a sporting edge, connecting to front and rear overhangs that form an edgier look than before.

  4. Efoza says:

    The new 8 will have 4 doors like the gran coupe given what I have seen being tested on back street of BMW hide out in outskirts of Berlin.


    8 series is concept

  6. Faust says:

    I believe we’ll have a whole new 7/8-Series family of vehicles in accordance to the other model lines. 7-Series sedan/Long wheelbase(M7?), X7(X8? X7M/8M?) Luxury SUVs, 8-Series Coupe(M8?), 8-Series Convertible(M8?) and 8-Series Gran Coupe(M8?).

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