The upcoming 2018 BMW 8 Series is out in full force. Over the last few weeks, several prototypes have been spotted in Germany during some road testing trials. This latest one hails from Munich where a fully camouflage 8 Series test mule was seen earlier today. Despite a strong camouflage, we can already recognize the basic forms of the luxury coupe, at least the elegant roof line and the greenhouse.
Less is the impression of the predecessor of the current 6 series-like form of the trunk lid, here could be created with additional material easily a false impression. The trunk seems to be still covered by additional panels which conceal the true design shape. The way it looks from just these spy photos, it looks very promising. It’s very long and very low. It’s seemingly the lowest and sleekest looking coupe BMW has ever made. The profile of this car looks very good, very seductive.
If we look closely, from the rear three-quarters shot, we can see the outline of BMW’s famous Hofmeister Kink and if you can make that out, you can see how attractive the rear roofline is. This will be a sexy car.
With the new 8 Series, BMW is looking to move into a higher-end market developing a four-door coupe to compete with the likes of Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. The super high-end car will be one of the last BMWs to be built off the CLAR architecture, elements of which are used in the 3, 5, 6, and 7 Series. BMW will aim to make the 8 Series lighter and more agile than the S-Class two-doors, with significant interior space.
Back in May, it was discovered that the Munich-based company registered a few more nameplates for the 8 Series range, from 825 to 830, 835, 845, 850 to the M-branded M850 and M8.
The top 8 Series model – presumably the 850i – will be powered by a 4.0 liter V8 turbocharged engine, but a combination of four- or six-cylinder engines are also planned. As BMW goes through an electrification process, a plug-in hybrid 8 Series is also on the table.