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BMW News: Rumorpile: BMW 8-Series is Reportedly Go for 2018

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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)


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Be interesting to see how this stands up against the vaunted MB S and AMG versions. Bet they have a Hybrid / EV version too.

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I like the 90s BMW 8-series, they still look good today.  But rather than make it look like a 8-series, BMW will probably make it look like a big 435i.  I am interested to see it, but they should probably save their money because they won't beat the S-class.

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This makes sense with their current vehicle line-up;

1/2 series

3/4 series

5/6 series

7/8 series

I hope the 6 series "grand sport coupe" 4-door is cancelled.  It just never made any sense to have it.

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