BMW Showed off the 8 Series in Secret and Reports Say It’s about 90-Percent Identical to the Concept
It sounds like BMW is actually doing the 8 Series the right way.by Robert Moore, on
The next few years are going to be huge for BMW and, outside of the new Z4 Roadster hitting the streets, all eyes are set on the BMW 8 Series. After being let down that it wasn’t shown off in Geneva this year, you might be surprised to know that it was, in fact, in Geneva – it was just hidden away from all of us, in a secret room, where only the cool people were allowed to go check it out. Certain sources, whom of which were allegedly in the cool people room, have told BMW Blog that the production version of the 8 series is about 90-percent of the concept.
What Does the Production BMW? 8 Series Look Like?
The front end is a little toned down in comparison to the concept, but it has the same general look
To be a little more specific, the front end is, apparently, 100-percent the same. It’s a little toned down in comparison to the concept, but it has the same general look. It is said to have the same grille and, as we’ve seen on test mules, very thin headlights. The rear end is said to be similar, but the taillights have changed a bit, with that “source” claiming they were a mix between the concept and the X4. Finally, it was said that the screen inside (we’re not sure if that’s the infotainment of instrument cluster, however,) is “very big for a BMW.”
With that in mind, this is really good news as the concept itself was beautiful and largely different from the rest of the lineup. The mention of a large screen inside signifies that BMW is starting to really embrace its technology side and this high-end technology will eventually trickle down to other models like the M2, M3, and M4, among others. One thought is that BMW has followed Mercedes’ lead with the twin screens up front, however, it could have made it one large screen instead of two mated seamlessly together. Now, that would be something to see, don’t you think?
For now, there’s still no word as to when BMW will actually debut the 8 series. However, if they’ve started showing it off to VIPs, its debut isn’t long off. It’s not likely to make its way to the New York Auto Show, so you can assume that BMW will probably do their own standalone event, mimicking a move that other automakers have made in the past couple of years.
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Source: BMW Blog