BMW plans to re-introduce the range-topping 8 Series in order to battle its German competitors, a report says.
A organization insider confirmed to Auto Express that the ultra-luxury two-door, which originally went from 1989 in order to 1999, will return to the lineup.
As part of a planned shuffle of its GT vehicles, the 6 Series will go head-to-head against the Porsche 911, losing its popular layout and adopting a traditional grand tourer personality. That image swap will likely see the 6 Series lose its backseat.
What prodded BMW in this direction? Thank Mercedes-Benz, that blanketed the car landscape with an admittance in every category and sophistication. The boys from Bavaria aren’t happy relating to this, and plan to battle the likes of the Mercedes-AMG Gt bike?and S63 on their own turf.
Earlier this spring, 325i repair filed trademark programs to gain control of 8 Series nameplates. The automaker sought the 825, 830, 835, 845, 850, M850 and M8 model names, but it wasn’t recognized until now whether they prepared to do anything together.
The original 8 Series drew power from a range of V8 and V12 motors. BMW can easily supply the powerplants from its own model lines, using the 7 Series’ twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 (borrowed from the Rolls-Royce Ghost) readily available for exclusivity.
The company source didn’capital t say when exactly the actual 8 Series would reappear, but did mention that the lineup shuffle is “imminent.”