BMW 8-Series Concept Brings Sinister Silhouette To IAA

After stunning the crowd at Villa d’Este earlier this year, BMW’s 8-Series concept dropped by Frankfurt, as if we needed more of a reminder of its much-anticipated arrival in 2018.

It’s obvious that its long and athletic exterior really help it stand out, especially in concept form where it’s also wearing a set of rather large 21″ lightweight alloy wheels.

Add the futuristic taillights, pointy front end, muscular arches, sloping roofline, fender vents and tailpipes shaped like you’re back in geometry class, and you’ve got yourself a very attractive blueprint for what’s about to come next out of Bavaria.

The concept present in Frankfurt is obviously the same one BMW brought to Villa d’Este, so there’s no use in trying to find any differences between the two. Same body color, same dual tone interior with the red stitching.

While nothing has been made official, rumor has it that the production version of the 8-Series concept will be utilizing a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder unit, a 4.4-liter turbo V8, as well as the 6.6-liter V12 turbo from the M760Li xDrive.



    • TheBelltower

      Really? I think it’s stunning.

  • Joel Serpico

    I think its more the 6 series succesor

  • lagunas3ca

    I would expect that exhaust on a Hyundai Genesis Coupe and not the BMW 8-Series Concept.

  • Hi I am Zako

    I think it looks nice, but still a very normal BMW. Nothing mind blowing or innovative in the design.

  • Enter Ranting

    Huge fake grilles in the front AND rear bumpers – check. “Piano black” plastic on the dash – check. Video game graphics instead of gauges – check. This thing’s styling is a greatest hits list from the last ten years.

  • It looks silly. The front looks like a mad shark, while the back, the gentle fat ass of a walrus. It’s a clown car.

  • Sjaak

    sack the designers immediately ! (too little inspiration, too much designers)

  • fathornyblackandjoe

    I must be not the target market, I guess…not a fan of this design.

  • Sybill Julian

    those noseholes

  • Chad Gordon

    Did they have the show in a cave? its so dark you can barely see the cars in the pics?