Published on September 25th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW 8 Series production just confirmed
The new BMW 8 Series sees the return of the nameplate after an 18 year hiatus. Yes, BMW’s new range-topping coupe will go in to production at BMW’s Dingolfing in Germany in 2018, and this has just been confirmed by BMW’s Dingolfing boss.
The production version has been expected to arrive in 2018, and now BMW has confirmed its arrival which will be in a form we expect to be almost exactly similar to the Concept and it will be produced at their plant in Dingolfing in Germany, starting in 2018.
The regular 8 Series Coupe range will include a new M8 too, with, it’s expected, all versions sporting a V8 under the bonnet, but it seems BMW won’t be sticking the 7 Series’ V12 under the 8 Series long bonnet. The arrival of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe in 2018 will be followed by an 8 Series Convertible in 2019, as BMW start to focus not just on EVs and Hybrids, but on big margin, high-end cars.
The 8 Series coupé in front of me clearly presents new form ideas for the brand. It almost has a GT feel to it. You can identify that it as a BMW as it retains some of the marque’s key elements, narrow nose,“kidney” grille and yet sculpturally the 8 feels more spontaneous, the form less coded, less engineered, less rigid. Crucially, with the absence of the traditional BMW sharp “zicker” line on the belt line of the car, the sculpture feels so fantastically fluid and alive.
This 8 Series coupé will be a luxury car but it still will be a gentleman’s racer.