Report: BMW 8-Series successor denied by officials, though it is a possibility

Rumors have been floating around regarding the BMW 8-Series and a potential revival, which could help accelerate the large luxury GT coupe wars—the one that the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class (now to be S-Class Coupe once again) has been sort of leading without much in the way of competition.

And to even help bolster the possibility of an 8-Series revival, BMW revealed their drop-dead sexy Gran Lusso Concept, which was designed in conjunction with renowned Italian design firm, Pininfarina. Additionally, BMW mentioned the possibility of a new 8-Series coupe in the press release of the all-new 4-Series coupe.

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Why else would they mention it in an official press release during a crucial time when their nomenclature is under a radical changeover period and their lineup is rapidly expanding?

However, to make things more confusing, AutoCarUK apparently spoke to officials inside BMW who claim that the 8-Series is not progressing in terms of development.

“The Gran Lusso concept was very well received,” BMW’s R&D chief Herbert Deiss told AutoCar. “We’re looking into the possibility of production, but a decision is still a way off.”

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutoCarUK


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Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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