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BMW Concept 8 Series Makes North American Debut in Monterey

Striking grand tourer arrives stateside

Jonathon Klein
Aug 17, 2017

After debuting earlier this year at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, finally arrives on North American shores at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance alongside the new .

The Concept 8 Series, according to , is "The essence of a modern-day BMW coupe wrapped up in an enthralling design study." But this is more than just a design study, as spy shots of the show the production car will closely resemble the concept.

Under the long, muscular hood sits a throaty 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 pulled from the brand's other offerings. Other engines will likely make production, such as the company's twin-turbocharged inline-six, as well as its top-of-the-line twin-turbocharged V-12 that sits in BMW's .

  |   BMW Concept 8 Series Makes North American Debut in Monterey

 

"The concept [8 Series] expresses the new BMW design language from all perspectives and in all details," said Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW's Senior Vice President of BMW Group Design, in a release. "From the dynamic-looking front to the striking flanks to the clean-cut tail end: a few lines and the subtle interplay between surfaces are enough to generate a sense of power and emotion."

The upcoming 8 Series will likely start between $100,000 and $110,000 as standard, with higher trims, including the forthcoming M8, costing a good deal more.

You'll be able to check out the Concept 8 Series on the lawn at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week, and stay tuned for a production debut later this year.

Source: BMW

 

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