Rumors of BMW bringing back the 8-Series have been floating around since February when sources revealed there were two proposals on the table; a larger version of the 6-Series Gran Coupe and a new two-door coupe/convertible. This would only intensify over the summer when a report revealed that BMW had trademarked a number of 8-Series names. Now a new report says BMW is going forward with the 8-Series as a coupe.
Automobilwoche has learned from sources that BMW will be bringing back the 8-Series in late 2018. The model will fill the gap between the 7-Series and the Rolls-Royce Ghost/Wraith/Dawn, and give the Mercedes S-Class coupe a run for its money. The coupe will come first, followed by a convertible and the option of a V12 engine. A M8 version is under discussion.
Automobilwoche also reports that the 6-Series coupe and convertible will not be replaced, although the fate of the 6-Series Gran Coupe is up in the air.
Source: Automobilwoche via Automotive News (Subscription Required)