BMW carmaker has big plans with its entire model range, planning big changes with the big league. It will slot the future and more potent BMW X7, being also reported to release a more luxurious BMW 8-Series in a couple of years, which would replace the 6-Series until a new generation will arrive.
The upcoming of the future BMW 8-Series is not new, the test mule already being spied in photos and reviewed in different reports.
The latest reports state that the all-new BMW 8-Series will be based on the 7-Series, and will come with a two- and a four-door body styling, along with their convertible versions, riding on the same CLAR platform, also underpinning the 7-Series and other high-end models. Also, it will become the official replacement of the 6-Series, at least until the new-generation model would emerge in 2019.
The BMW 8-Series` CLAR platform will boast with carbon fiber and aluminum composites, making it much lighter and making the cabin`s interior much more wider than the current 7-Series.
In the engine department, the all-new 8-Series is also likely to borrow the powertrain lineup from the 7-Series, adding base diesels as well as a top of the line 850i with the company`s high-performance 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
Once it will emerge on the market, the BMW 8-Series will become the direct rival of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Convertible.
So far, the details list is rather scarce, but we should be able to find out more info in the upcoming period. Meanwhile, stay tuned for our latest news on BMW products!