2018 BMW 8 Series spotted on the Autobahn

Spy Photos | November 10th, 2016 by 39
BMW 8er 2018 Erlkoenig Luxus Coupe 01 750x500

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 …

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.

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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.

BMW 8er 2018 Erlkoenig Luxus Coupe 01 750x500

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.

[Source: Bimmertoday]

39 responses to “2018 BMW 8 Series spotted on the Autobahn”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    No V12 in the 8 Series ? And why would there be both an 850 and an M850i that doesn’t make sense. Plus they have the M760Li so an M860i seems pretty logical.

  2. John says:

    Very cool! So the 6 series will get the new fugly GT version, and this will be a bigger, heavier version of the current 6?

  3. Intrepid says:

    Look at that Bangle butt!

  4. Ofentse Letsholo says:

    Beautiful, the wait is on :-)

  5. Ask says:

    That’s not a 8 series, it’s a 6 series. Confirmed.

  6. BrianF says:

    I can’t wait for this BMW !
    But for sure, it’s the next 6 series coupe that obvious.
    This car is too small to be the 8 series, the back window is very short even more than the current 6 series.

  7. Autopal says:

    Horatiu, what have you heard about the 6er? The 8 series is a good move, but will the 6 series now be repriced and repackaged to compete with the upcoming E coupe? I have heard rumours about it competing with Porsche 911, but that doesn’t seems practical to me, it is too large to compete with the 911

  8. Icebreakerr says:

    THIS IS THE 6 SERIES STOP CALLING IT 8 MAN

  9. Central Lifestyle says:

    That’s a 6 series in the spy photos, not the rumoured 8 series. It is known that after a new 3 series comes the 4 series. After a new X3 comes a new X4. After a new X5 comes a new X6. And after a new 5 series comes a new 6 series. Why, you ask? Because the even numbered cars are simply a more stylistic and sporty take built on the platforms of the odd numbered cars. 6 series will be released 2017. We won’t see spy photos of a real 8 series until sometime next year when they actually begin to send it on the streets in camo for testing.

  10. Donald Mickey says:

    Break your empty head against the wall as much as you want, pathetic bmw, but you won’t ever come even close to Mercedes-Benz. I’m pretty sure that this new 8 series won’t even be at the C-Class level let alone the S-Class coupe.

  11. Giom says:

    Hey Horatiu, just a theory, but what are the odds of this being the next 4 series? Size wise, it could fit that bill. Also, They’re driving around in the next 3 series – they could be developing them side by side.

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