The BMW 8-Series is finally returning to the brand’s lineup and a new report is suggesting the coupe and convertible variants will eventually be joined by a stylish Gran Coupe.
According to BMW Blog, the German automaker will introduce the 8-Series coupe next summer and it will be followed by a convertible variant later in the year. Several months later, the company will reportedly introduce the 8-Series Gran Coupe in the third quarter of 2019.
Nothing is official, but the report isn’t terribly surprising as 8-Series will replace the previous 6-Series lineup which consisted of coupe, convertible, and gran coupe models. However, the 6-Series will live on in the form of the 6-Series GT.
Little is known about the 8-Series Gran Coupe but it will likely follow in the footsteps of the 6-Series Gran Coupe and adopt a stylish exterior with a low roofline and two rear doors.
Like the standard model, the 8-Series Gran Coupe is expected to be offered with a variety of different engines including a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder and a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8. There could also be a high-performance M8 Gran Coupe with a 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo V8 that produces at least 600 PS (441 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque.
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