Spy Photos: BMW 8 Series Convertible caught in heavy camo

News, Spy Photos | November 15th, 2016 by 28
BMW 8 Series convertible rendering 750x500

Some spy photos have just surfaced of some sort of large BMW convertible driving around wearing heavy camouflage. Very little can be made out and …

Some spy photos have just surfaced of some sort of large BMW convertible driving around wearing heavy camouflage. Very little can be made out and it’s very hard to tell what this BMW is.¬†Knowing that BMW is working on two different coupes and convertibles, the 6 Series and 8 Series, it can be hard to tell which this is. However, our sources are telling us that this is a BMW 8 Series Convertible and these sources aren’t really ever wrong. So we’re inclined to believe them.

It certainly isn’t impossible to imagine this being an 8 Series anyway, as its long hood, short rear deck and massive kidney grilles and headlights give this car a big grand touring look. It’s also very low and very sleek, making it seem like it’s going to be very stylish, putting it right in line to compete with the Mercedes-Benz S Class Coupe and Convertible.

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There’s a strange little shark fin right behind where the B-pillar would be if it had one. Not sure what that could be or why it would be there. It’s possible it’s just some strange fake body cladding to throw onlookers like us off BMW’s scent, as we’ve seen BMW do stuff like that before.

We’re not sure what sort of powertrains will be offered in such an 8 Series, however it’s likely that they will mirror the 7 Series’. If that’s the case, it will pack a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine as its entry-level engine, a 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 as it’s mid-level engine and possibly a 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12 in the top-of-the-line M Performance model. There could also be a line of diesel engines and maybe even a hybrid model, depending on how BMW wants to play it with the 8 Series. While those engine lines would make sense, BMW might want to keep the 8 Series a bit more exclusive than the 7 Series.

[Source: Motor1]

28 responses to “Spy Photos: BMW 8 Series Convertible caught in heavy camo”

  1. Kaisuke971 says:

    This car really looks like it’d replace the current 6 to my eyes. Seems way too small to fight an S-Class coupe/convertible.

  2. John says:

    That over-hang is huge.

  3. gerry says:

    2020 the hydrogen network in Germany is making progress 220 filling points along the autobahn,maybe its time for some supergrand stylisch hydrogen cars they have the technology in stock already..

  4. Icebreakerr says:

    ITS A 6 SERIES FFS MAN stop saying 8 when there is no confirmation that its an 8. its a 6 you guys already know BMW life cycles after the new 5 comes eventually a 6 follows after.. and its too small to be an 8.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      It’s the 8 series. I told you that a few times already. Trust me, I KNOW!

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        They can’t compete against the S-Class with that…

        • Max says:

          Are u sure? Have u already seen it? No, so just lay back and wait ;)

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            I can work out the proportions and the overall size of the car. In terms of pure luxury, Mercedes is on Bentley level with this car and i doubt BMW can match that. If the car is this small, the rear seats won’t be that good too so it’ll further lack on comfort.

            The only way BMW could compete would be by offering a more lightweight and dynamic package, more on par with Aston Martin (like the old 8 frankly). But the overall design will have to be more bold interior and exterior-wise.

            And the M8 would be a direct competitor of the Aston Martin DB11 which is no easy task.

          • Max says:

            Why would u have “big” rear seats in a 2 door Coupe?! Thats what the Gran Coupe is made for.

          • Kaisuke971 says:

            Oh i don’t know, maybe because the S-Class Coupe is 5 meters long and when you buy a 100k+ 1.9 tons coupe 2+2 you expect the +2 to not crush the legs of your passengers if you have to carry extra people occasionally.

            If you don’t just buy a 911.

      • Central Lifestyle says:

        Come on Horatiu, it isn’t the 8 series. Time to give it up

  5. Rze says:

    Guys shark fin serious? Its the rear window

  6. Fritz says:

    “Knowing that BMW is working on two different coupes and convertibles, the 6 Series and 8 Series, it can be hard to tell which this is.”

    So the 6 GT won’t be the only future 6 Series after all?

  7. Central Lifestyle says:

    Every other media outlet knows this is the 6 series cabrio. For instance, http://www.caradvice.com.au/498939/2018-bmw-6-series-cabrio-spied/

    Saying this car is the 8 series is like seeing a Merc E-Class coupe in camo and then suggesting it could be the S-Class coupe.
    You’d know immediately when you see the 8 series as it would be built on the 7 series platform.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      Ok. How about we save this for when they announce it? Then come back and tell me how wrong I am. Until then, we will continue to stand by our report. My sources are extremely solid and trustworthy.

      • Central Lifestyle says:

        I respect you a lot and admire the work you’ve done. I know you’re a honest person and would try to verify your reports. On this occasion though, I reckon the sources who’ve provided these information to you may themselves have obtained inaccurate info.
        And you’re right, if, upon announcement, it turns out you’re spot on, I will man up and admit you had it right all along. If on the other hand you get it wrong, at least promise us you will give the sources of your 6/8 series info a good telling off

        • Horatiu B. says:

          Thanks for the kind words.

          If these sources were some so-claimed insiders posting on forums, then I would have backed off. But again, this source is solid :) Can’t say more for now, but it’s one thing that I’m 10000% sure of it.

  8. Dailybimmer says:

    Can we keep silence for a moment pls? Paul Rosche was a the german retard engineer best know for his work on the F1 1400 HP engine in the 80’s and the most powerful V12 engine ever built from the X5 LMV with 700 hp in the late 90’s.

  9. Dailybimmer says:

    RIP Paul Rosche.

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