BMW Introduced the Concept 8 Series
This summer, BMW revealed their concept 8 Series at the Villa d'Este Concours in Italy. While the vehicle is theoretically a concept, the finished design is expected to be rather similar to what was unveiled at Lake Como, with some exterior alterations done in order to meet safety standards.
It's evident from the very first look that the 8 Series is a stunner. Laser headlights wrap the iconic kidney grille, while a long hood, fluid roofline and rear fender flares emit an athletic, elegant appearance. The vehicle rides on 21-inch wheels, which we sincerely hope will be available as an option on the finished production versions.
Inside, there's a digital instrument cluster, squared-off steering wheel and two-tone leather and micro-suede seating that features contrast stitching. The next-generation of BMW iDrive debuts in the Concept 8 Series, and comes with a rotary controller that's made of Swarovski crystal for a luxurious touch.
Rumors are that the 8 Series will come with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine standard, while the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 that's currently offered in the 750i will be an available upgrade. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be standard, with the xDrive all-wheel-drive system offered as an option.
The 8 Series is expected to be available in three models: a four-door Gran Coupe, a two-door coupe and a cabriolet.
At BMW of El Paso, we can't wait to see the final production version of the 8 Series when it's released next year.