LEAKED: The new BMW 8 Series Concept, new photos added

8-Series, News | May 24th, 2017 by 58
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Most BMW fans have been waiting with anticipation for the upcoming BMW 8 Series. After we learned that the 6 Series Coupe would be no …

Most BMW fans have been waiting with anticipation for the upcoming BMW 8 Series. After we learned that the 6 Series Coupe would be no more, we found out that the 8 Series Coupe would be taking its place and acting as a possible flagship for the brand. This excited the fanbase, as BMW faithful have been begging for an 8 Series replacement ever since the first generation ceased production. We’ve seen spy shots and renders of the upcoming 8er but nothing definitive. However, some new photos have surfaced that seem to be official renders of the concept car that will debut tomorrow.

Tomorrow, May 25, we’ll be seeing the reveal of BMW’s 8 Series concept. While it won’t be the final production-ready car, it will be a very close concept that stays true to the final design of the car, from what we’ve heard. And if these photos are anything to go by, I think BMW fans are in for a real treat.

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Remember, these photos are of what will be a concept car, not a final production car. So details will change and it won’t be as flashy. But the main design themes and ideas will likely remain and that’s a very good thing. The proportions all seem to be spot on. The long, low-sloping hood with aggressive headlights and large grilles give the front end a very aggressive yet aristocratic look. While those headlights and massive grilles are mostly caricatures of what the final car’s will look like, the idea is there.

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But it’s in profile and from the rear three-quarters where this 8 Series really comes to life. The rear deck is short, with the driver seemingly sitting just in front of the rear axle. This, combined with the long and low hood, give the 8 Series seductive classic sports car looks. The way the rear haunches flare out show off its rear-wheel drive muscularity and the Hofmeister Kink is in its most aggressive form yet. There’s even a bit of a ducktail spoiler at the rear end. The entire rear design seems to show off its power and grace. This is the sporty grand touring design BMW needed after the departure of the 6 Series Coupe. This already looks like it could be a faithful successor to the stunning original 8 Series.

We must remember that his is just a concept. However, from the spy photos we’ve seen, the final production car will keep a lot of the same design elements. For instance, we can see the ducktail at the back, the muscular rear flares and the long, low-sloping hood all from the spy shots. So we can tell that BMW has kept a lot of the concept’s designs intact.

Obviously, these concepts are caricatures of the real car, so take the massive grilles and squinty headlights with a grain of salt. But the proportions are the important bit and the look bang-on in these concept photos. If the final car brings these proportions to the road, most BMW fans will be very happy.

[Source: GCF]

58 responses to “LEAKED: The new BMW 8 Series Concept, new photos added”

  1. raleedy says:

    Sleek looking car, but the greenhouse makes me nervous. Might be like a Camaro on the inside, claustrophobic with a poor view out.,

  2. Xin Jin says:

    The rear view looks kinda weird tho…

  3. guest says:

    Big handsome beastie. Look forward to seeing it on the street.

  4. Giom says:

    Now, this is not disappointing! I’m gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that BMW have heard our cries…

  5. Giom says:

    This concept is way different from the test mules… check the pic posted in the comments on fb.

    • Giom says:

      The production version would have been fine if they hadn’t shown us this beauty. I don’t get it tho, why bring out a concept with a totally different nose and tail to what the production version will be? It was understandable with the i8 concept. But why with this?

      • Madalin says:

        This is what I keep saying… They show all the time concepts, which rarely are transposed into reality. It’s visible that this concept is kinda different from the test mules we’re shown.

      • Kaisuke971 says:

        TIMEOUT, stop. The i8 was NOT the exact copy of the concept, just like the i3 and the 4 Series. I see that everywhere, and it’s just not true. They were all very close though, and the changes have not affected the overall shape/”vibe” of the design, just like it’ll be the case here.


      • Kaisuke971 says:

        Take a look at the 4 Series and i3, it was the same thing as well. The test mules are camouflaged, you can’t see the line, but i’m sure that BMW won’t suddenly change the way they operate and make a production car that keeps the majority of the design.

        Just like for the X2, and the X7 (if they show a concept car).

  6. Sina S says:

    I dont like this
    Thinking about more prestigue car
    This is like mustang

  7. Mercedeus says:

    I found all pictures on a Belgian website! :)

    It looks amazing imo!

  8. Giom says:

    Horatiu, when can we expect the official pics?

  9. Alexander Kjelbrand says:

    What about leaked pics of the X7?

  10. Fritz says:

    It looks more like a fan made rendering.

  11. John says:

    Maserati is flattered.

  12. Kaisuke971 says:

    I love the rear and the profile, but the front idk. In terms of proportions and size it still looks like a 6 Series though not sure how it’ll compare to what seem to be bigger cars.

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      I think the production version could look even better. This is a bit too caricatural/cartoonish.

      • Icebreakerr says:

        yes production will look better :) i think this is one of those cars you have to see in the flesh

      • Giom says:

        What I like more about this concept is that foreward leaning nose. The production version doesn’t have that. I don’t think this looks cartoonish at all… quite exotic to me.

  13. SamJoe says:

    Rebuild the original 8 series with new bits and bobs but keep the body the same and I’m sure you’ll make a killing.

  14. jason bourne says:

    Not impressed… Front end looks like an electric razor and the greenhouse is practically nonexistent, with the visibility of a tank.

  15. Yourmothersfinest says:

    Like all other BMWs, pig ugly.

  16. Sharjeel Khan says:

    Bmw! Just dont let designers and engineers touch it through for production ! That’s such a hot and sexy bimmer since the m6 grancoupe.

  17. Rad Dockery says:

    Yes Sir!!! That is what I am talking about BMW!!!

  18. A.F.S. says:

    S Class has it’s hands full,,,,,very FULL.

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