BMW Stunned Everyone By Unveiling The 8-Series Concept. Now Let’s Take A Closer Look

BMW revealed their latest 8 Series concept car at this year’s Concoso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este show in Italy. The BMW 8 Series is a sports coupe and looks destined to replace the current 6 Series.

BMW’s signature kidney grille remains, but is beefed up with larger dimensions and vertical slats with a chrome finish. The slimmed down headlights use dual hexagonal shapes for the lights, using lasers for lighting elements. At each side are large carbon fibre intakes. From the side the 8 Series is reminiscent in profile to that of a shark, truly beautiful to behold.

The 8 series is distinctly low and wide displaying traditional coupe features such as a long hood, a low roofline and an upturned rear. The design of the car’s rear end gives the car a wider appearance with meaty wheel arches adding to the width. The rear lights resemble the letter L laid on its side and complement the trapezoidal dual exhausts, with a carbon fibre lower diffuser and apron.

The 8 Series coupe has some impressive 21 inch wheels made from a lightweight alloy and features a multi spoke design. The interior of the 8 Series has a driver oriented layout with a definitive sports car feel to it. Control clusters are housed in the centre console, centre stack and the doors. Keeping with the sports car approach, the seats are composed of carbon fibre with minimal padding.

The steering wheel has a cropped top and bottom with polished aluminium spokes finished off with red anodised shift paddles. The 8 Series uses an all-digital instrumentation panel with information on the various driving modes and driver aides being relayed to the driver. The materials used for the upholstery include Merino leathers in dark Brown and Fjord white.

Accents utilise carbon fibre and aluminium, with iDrive controller in the centre made from Swarovski glass with carbon fibre in the background. With regards to the on-board technology it is unclear at this stage what features BMW will incorporate into the coupe, but it’s sure to get all the latest safety technology like adaptive cruise control automatic braking and parking.