2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is here. Will BMW build an 8 Series also?

Interesting | February 11th, 2014 by 5
Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC Coupé Edition 1 (C 217) 2013

Is BMW working on a 8 Series model to take on the elegant S-Class Coupe?

At the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz unveiled their Concept S-Class Coupe model which was meant to preview the production-ready S-Class Coupe. While many concepts go through lots of iterations before it hits production, the new 2015 S-Class Coupe is almost a replica of the concept model.

With the high-end coupe, Mercedes-Benz is entering a new niche market and if history is of any indication, others are not far behind. Is BMW working on a 8 Series model to take on the elegant S-Class Coupe? Just last year new rumors surfaced indicating that a new, elegant and sporty 8 Series Coupe is on the drawing table in Munich. BMW insiders told Automotive News that the company is weighing a return to the high-end coupe segment. “We want to send out the message the future is not all about electric cars2015 Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe is here. Will BMW build an 8 Series also? but also traditional models with real emotional appeal,” said a BMW source.

2015 Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe is here. Will BMW build an 8 Series also?

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.

A high-end 8 Series, built on the 7 Series platform, will position BMW in a new territory to compete, not only with Mercedes-Benz, but also with higher-end models from Aston Martin, Maserati and others.

2015 Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe is here. Will BMW build an 8 Series also?

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe showcases what talented designers can do with a little bit of creative freedom. The exterior is a beautiful combination of harmonious, gently flowing lines with a downward sloping nose that give a sporty look. The 198-inch long coupe has a front end with standard full-LED headlights with LED running light eyebrows, and the rear is punctuated by wide fender arches that appear especially aggressive.

2015 Mercedes Benz S Class Coupe is here. Will BMW build an 8 Series also?

Inside, Benz combines tradition with futuristic features, like additional metal trim and optional Bengal Red leather interior, that give the cabin an exquisite and exclusive look and feel.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe goes on sale this fall.

 

  • Mateo

    it’s the best looking merc since 2000 s-class

  • Bryan Booth

    This S looks remarkably like a 6-series from the rear 3/4 and the side profile, even the body creases and the hoodline are a dead ringer, so why would they develop a new car to compete with it? Not a one of these halo cars they have produced (see M1, Z8, original 8-series) has found a market to justify its existence, and the current economic climate seems to underscore the folly of such an outing. I’m perfectly pleased with the i8, myself, and I hope they devote the resource to expanding that line, rather than another superlative bourgeois GT car.

  • BMW BEST

    Damn…the most beautiful Mercedes ever! But sure this will expensive as hell

  • Roland Renno

    The BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe is one heck of an ugly car. If this is going to be the 8-series, then I’m sure it’s a loss-loss situation.

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