BMW 8 Series. The new large Bavarians coupeAugust 15, 2016
For almost two years appear and again disappear rumors that BMW is planning to revive the 8 series. But the Bavarians did not confirm and nor deny.
And another piece. Most likely, these talks were resumed after a few days ago Mercedes demonstrate teaser of the new coupe Mercedes-Maybach. Up to this point a potential competitor to the Bavarian considered coupe Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
As is known, S-Class is offered with a coupe and convertible. BMW, according to the latest information, prepares a couple of bodies, too. They were given in-plant codes are G14 and G15.
If this information is correct, it means that a new large coupe yet given the green light in Munich. The finished result is scheduled to show in 2019 or 2020, and it will be the latest model of the Bavarians, built on the architecture of CLAR. What is indirectly confirmed by the same Intra codes.
Current seventh series has a designation G11 and G12, the next generation will receive the fifth series G39 and G31 codes, the three next generation – will be called G20.
But there is a serious question. Who will free up space for new large coupe model range? This will be the sixth series coupe. Presumably this machine will not be updated, and she quietly leaves the assembly line. And after it, and Gran Coupe 6-Series. In order not to distract the buyer from the seventh series.
Big new coupe will get the updated engines. It will be 4.4-liter V8 and V6 in volume of three liters, which will add power and performance. It is probable, and a hybrid propulsion system with four or six-cylinder unit. But pure electric car will not turn out in any way. The platform does not allow to place the batteries.
The probability of occurrence of such coupe and convertible is very high. The high so that independent designers already in full draw new coupe.