Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Finally, the official images of BMW’s concept design for the upcoming 8 Series have been released to the public. It continues the legacy left behind by the E31 in 1999 as a grand tourer and it looks promising.
The concept features BMW’s design language but sprinkled with an imposing aura. This includes: fine double hexagonal ‘Corona Rings’ headlights sitting side by side on a pair of pronounced chrome kidney grille, beautifully sculptured Hofmeister kink and modern L-shaped rear lights.
Its long wheelbase, sweeping bonnet, side air-vents and low roofline coupled, and massive 21-inch wheels suggest this car means business. And if you look closely at the video, it is all-wheel drive.
The interior is wrapped in Dark Brown and Fjord White Merino leather, with a touch of polished aluminium, carbon fibre, and anodized red paddle shifters.
While there’s no official specification or price announced, the BMW 8 Series is set to production in 2018, hopefully without diluting from its concept. Expect it to be powered by a straight-six or a V8 engine either in petrol or diesel variants. There’s also a high possibility of an M8 with a twin-turbo V8 at its heart.