We’ve been hearing about BMW going after the Porsche 911 for ages, but Munich simply refused to do so. Now, they might finally (finally!) be onto it – but that’s a definite maybe…
It’s no secret that a new coupe is heading our way. The question is whether the test mule snapped here is actually the new 6-Series Coupe, as the source who provided the images claims, or the reborn 8-Series that almost all other reports claim the new model will be named.
If it’s the 6-Series replacement, then it follows that the 911 fighter is, once again, off the cards, for this is clearly a GT. Wider and lower and with a more slopping roofline than the current 6 Coupe, but most definitely still a grand tourer.
If, on the other hand, it is in fact the all-new 8-Series, which will go head to head with the Merc S-Class Coupe, then that leaves a gap in the line-up for a smaller, sportier coupe that would, logically, be labelled the 6-Series.
Factor in the upcoming Z5 that’s been co-developed with Toyota and will spawn the new Supra as well, and the waters get even murkier. Anyhow, if we had to guess, then we’d say that a.) this is more likely than not the 8-Series and, b.) the 6-Series moniker won’t go away; not with a Grand Coupe also in the range. We’ll just have to wait and see what the powers-that-be in BMW have in store for us now, won’t we?
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