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BMW brings back dormant 8-series with a gorgeous concept

by Danny Zepeda | May 27, 2017May 27, 2017 1:00 pm PDT

There’s no denying BMW makes some sweet cars. Its German engineering is second to none. That reputation looks even more impressive after you take a look at BMW’s latest gorgeous concept that brings back the 8-series from the dead.

BMW will replace the outgoing 6-series with the long dormant 8-series. The last 8-series released was 19 years ago, but its coming back. The relaunch will include three models: a coupe, a Gran Coupe sedan and a cabriolet (convertible). All will launch some time in 2018. But to kick off the announcement, BMW showed off an 8-series coupe at Lake Como in Italy’s Villa d’Este. And boy, is it a thing of beauty.

The two-door sports car features a menacing front grill, sharp side lines and a luxurious interior complete a suede flat-bottom steering wheel.

Flanking the impressive front grill are sleek, mean-looking laser headlights. They are a re-thought version of BMW’s classic double halo daytime running lights. The 8-series concept also sports an assertive rear bumper with impressive dual exhaust. Completing the look will be 21-inch wheels with yellow caliper breaks that really pop.

Inside, BMW fully equipped the car with luxury vehicle staples like an all-digital instrument panel, carbon fiber accents and perforated leather seats with a cooling system.

While BMW did not reveal any specifications about the car’s engine, Car and Driver is reporting the 8-series will feature a turbocharge 3.0-liter engine as the entry-level. The tier up will come with a 4.4-liter twin turbo V-8 that can produce 445 horsepower.

BMW is promising that the production version of the coupe 8-series will be nearly identical to the concept. Only a few things will end up changing like the side mirrors and minor front-end tweaks.

Whatever the final version looks like, if it’s anything like the pictures above, it’ll be one gorgeous car.

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Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...