BMW 8-Series Will Allegedly Arrive By 2020, Replace The 6-Series

The BMW 8-Series is set to make a comeback as the Munich-based automaker develops a rival to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Cabriolet duo.

At least that’s the latest news from BMW Blog, who claim that the model has already received the internal codename G14/G15 and will actually replace both the 6-Series Coupe and Convertible when it hits the market in late 2019 or early 2020.

The 8-Series will be underpinned by BMW’s CLAR architecture, Automobile Magazine reports, and offered in a plethora of variations allowing it to compete with the S-Class: a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 should power range-topping models with up to 650 hp on tap, while a smaller 450 hp 3.0-liter straight six is also said to be on the cards. An efficient plug-in hybrid with either a four or six-cylinder petrol engine will be offered as well.

Since it’s going after the Merc, it is expected to combine luxury with . As such, all of the advanced technologies of the current 7-Series can be expected alongside a flexible and sporty chassis with a host of suspension and powertrain modes to suit every occasion.

Note: 2013 BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Concept pictured

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  • Craig

    At first glance – I thought it was the new Genesis Coupe.

    • smartacus

      that’s exactly what i thought. Looks like a Genesis

  • Mike Gonzalez

    whatever, BMW’s always look the same inside and outside, i miss the days of E60 5-series

  • roy

    Doesn’t make any sense

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Just history repeating itself. The Original 6er was replaced in 89/90 with the E31 that was fantastic but too expensive. I think the same will happen here.

  • Nordschleife

    The 6 series always played in that section above an E-class but below an S-class. I feel like you would have more sales with the 6 series but a new 8 series would be more exclusive and give you a slightly higher profit margin.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      BMW is looking for a true s Class Coupe rival. Problem is, those cars don’t sell well and depreciate rapidly. Higher profit margin yes, but counter balanced by low/slow sales.

  • funfun

    Why not having both? 6-Series competes with A7 and upcoming E-Coupé, 8-Series is much bigger car

    • bd

      The 6 Series was always priced well above the A7 and CLS.

      Was always more a natural variant of the 7 Series as opposed to the 5 Series.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Agreed. I think the full range of current 6ers compete well with A7/CLS. Problem is just what you noted: too big to be a true E Class Coupe competitor. I think it needs to go on a diet and get a reduction in size and price.

  • casho2015

    Damn that’s sexy! Weird sunroof design

  • Enter Ranting

    Looks like BMW has finally wrung every last drop of Chris Bangles’ influence from their design language, and they’re much better for it.

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