The concept car resurrects the manufacturer’s high-end 8 Series, which was in production from 1989 to 1999. BMW expects to launch its new 8 Series Coupe based on the concept in 2018.
In contrast to its recent spate of concept vehicles, which have focused on how futuristic technologies like automation will shape car design, BMW is positioning the Concept 8 Series as a “driver’s car”.
The designers focused on form when imagining the car’s exterior and interior.
“The BMW Concept 8 Series showcases a new approach to the use of forms, which is reflected particularly prominently in the car’s surfacing,” said senior vice-president of BMW Group Design Adrian van Hooydonk.
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