German carmaker BMW confirmed that it will be expanding on its 8-Series portfolio, with a convertible and Gran Coupe model expected. Here's what we know so far after the latest spy shots.
The BMW 8-Series is one of the finest looking products to come from the Munich-based manufacturer, but it's not stopping there. Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW Harald Kruger held a conference call to discuss the brand's financial performance for the first half of 2018 and was keen to talk about future product.
“We have another ace up our sleeve: A systematic expansion of our luxury segment,” Kruger said. “Within the new 8 series model range, production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé is already underway. The market launch is scheduled for November. This will be followed in 2019 by the Convertible and Gran Coupé, as well as the corresponding M models.” This conference took place in August 2018 and now the first 8 Series convertibles have been spotted undergoing final testing.
We expect the BMW 8-Series range to be expanded to a convertible and a four-door Gran Coupe model. There will also be the BMW M8, both in coupe and convertible body style too. In terms of engine, there's the petrol M850i and the oil-burning 840d, and we think the M5 motor will find its way into the M8. Let's not forget about the potential for an M8 Competition either.
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