The fourth concept introduced this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show is the revived 8 Series Coupe. Presented in May at Villa d’Este, the BMW Concept 8 Series previews the production luxury coupe which goes on sale next year. BMW uses the 8 Series as a vision of a sports car combining uncompromising dynamic performance with modern luxury. The study continues the successful tradition of large coupes from BMW and interprets classic design attributes in a new language of form.
In contrast to the squarish proportions of its predecessor, the new 8 Series Concept features lines that flow like water over its Barcelona Gray Liquid body. Creases along the hood and large side air intakes give the concept a fluid look. Bold arches framing 21-inch alloy wheels hint at the car’s rear-wheel-drive athleticism.
At the front, we can see that the kidney grilles are actually made of one grille surround, which is a BMW first. At the rear end, we get a close look at the taillights, which have some genuinely interesting geometry to them, as they stick out and create interesting shapes.
From the back, the Concept 8 Series looks particularly unique from other BMWs. One can easily sport the wide, horizontal taillights with L-shaped OLED elements, along with rear spoiler molded into the trunklid and trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes. A dark carbon-fiber diffuser can be found in the lower section of the rear apron.