Rumors with an upcoming BMW 8-Series – reportedly the most luxurious two-door ever built – are not knew, with the carmaker also confirming the arrival of such a high-end model. And the spy photos with a two-door body style BMW has created quite a stir concerning its future naming.
Some from the media – including the folks who have provided the images – claim that this would be the future 6-Series Coupe, while others sustain that the test mule in question is actually the upcoming 8-Series which replaces the present 6-Series Coupe.
No matter how we put it, this is a clear fact that we are dealing here with a GT test mule, and that judging by the way it looks, with the wide and more prominent aero kit, more slopping roofline, which kinda separates it from the 6-Series Coupe thus bringing closer to the future 8-Series.
Even so, there aren`t any clear facts that this would also be the new 8 Series, especially since the test mule`s design as a GT might leave plenty of room for a smaller displacement, perhaps a smaller future 6-Series Grand Coupe. Still confused on that matter, we still hope that BMW will soon release the first details of this test mule seen in the media gallery below.
From what we know so far from recent reports, when it will arrive, the future BMW 8-Series would underpin the same lightweight platform as the current 2017 7-Series, meaning carbon fiber and aluminum composites, which will make it more lightweight and making room for a wide array of engines.
Speaking about performance, the new 8-Series is said to borrow the powertrain lineup from the 7-Series, adding new diesels as well as a top of the line 850i, which will equip the new high-performance 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.