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17 August 2017

BMW Concept 8 Series Makes North American Debut in Monterey

Striking grand tourer arrives stateside

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After debuting earlier this year at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, BMW’s Concept 8 Series finally arrives on North American shores at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance alongside the new BMW Concept Z4 roadster.

The Concept 8 Series, according to BMW, is “The essence of a modern-day BMW coupe wrapped up in an enthralling design study.” But this is more than just a design study, as spy shots of the 8 Series show the production car will closely resemble the concept.

Under the long, muscular hood sits a throaty 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 pulled from the brand’s other offerings. Other engines will likely make production, such as the company’s twin-turbocharged inline-six, as well as its top-of-the-line twin-turbocharged V-12 that sits in BMW’s M760i.

 

“The concept [8 Series] expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details,” said Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW’s Senior Vice President of BMW Group Design, in a release. “From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end: a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion.”

The upcoming 8 Series will likely start between $100,000 and $110,000 as standard, with higher trims, including the forthcoming M8, costing a good deal more.

You’ll be able to check out the Concept 8 Series on the lawn at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week, and stay tuned for a production debut later this year.

Source: BMW

 

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