Well, we now have a concept concerning a schedule for the 8 Series, at least according to BMW Blog site, who states that BMW's new flagship design will strike the market in late 2019 or early 2020. Turns out, the arrival of the 8 Series will come at the cost of both the 6 Series Coupe and Convertible.
The space left behind by the departure of the 2 designs will be filled up by the 8 Series. The very same report likewise noted a number of hallmarks that BMW submitted with worldwide intellectual home regulators relating to possible names for automobiles that will be offered the 8 Series badge.
When it comes to the 6 Series, the exit of both the 6 Series Coupe and 6 Series Cabriolet isn't really the start of completion for that lineup. Rather, BMW is supposedly crazy about turning that lineup into its de-facto cars household, one that will consist of a two-seater cars that will contend versus the Porsche 911 and the Mercedes-AMG GT.
2020 BMW 8 Series EngineThe 8 Series is likewise apparently getting a series of engines that will consist of a 3.0-liter straight 6 that produces 450 horse power and a more effective 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 that can establish as much as 650 horse power without breaking a sweat. The twin-turbo V-8, it appears, is the engine that the German car manufacturer strategies to utilize for the automobile that will ultimately have its eyes set on the Mercedes S-Class Coupe.
Related: 2020 BMW 8 Series Concept
Since reports began appearing about the possible return of the BMW 8 Series, a great deal of individuals, myself consisted of, have actually questioned how BMW was preparing to reestablish the 8er into a portfolio of designs that's currently near overruning. I didn't believe that it would make good sense for the German car manufacturer to just restore the 8 Series without eliminating any designs along the method due to the fact that doing so would total up to absolutely nothing more than a vanity play in my eyes. Reports began coming out that the 6 Series would be impacted in some style by the return of the 8 Series and this report from BMW Blog site enhanced that belief.
2020 BMW 8 Series Exterior
The 7 Series can keep its premium high-end sedan status and the 6 Series will be repackaged as a real sports vehicle lineup that will focus all of its interest on vehicles like the Porsche 911, Audi R8, and Mercedes-AMG GT. It's a great strategy with clear points of focus for each design, something that I believed was missing out on when both the 6 Series and 7 Series served as the range-topping designs of BMW without any clear delineation in between the 2 designs.
Now that there seems a strategy to develop clear functions for each design, the returning 8 Series will have the type of platform where it can actually shine. It would be a significant turn-around from the last time we saw the 8 Series, which didn't have a clear identity aside from it being packaged as a Grand Tourer. That triggered the design to not just suffer, however it likewise required BMW to reconsider its high-end vehicle top priorities, which ultimately resulted in the 8er's termination after just 10 years in production (1989-1999).