Didn’t think we would be hearing this baby purr this early on!

So, the 8 Series Coupe Concept was finally announced to the world, and it’s honestly been quite the surprise. There seems to be a lot of mixed opinions about it, and it’s certainly raised the question as to whether or not the 6 Series would remain in the lineup. Here at Topspeed, we’re also torn. Some of us think it looks amazing, while others are a bit disappointed with the way the front end looks. Surely, this isn’t the first-gen 8 Series, but it’s certainly not ugly either.

Unfortunately, BMW has kept a lot of details close to the heart and has yet to announce what resides under the hood or any performance specs whatsoever. Be that as it may, you can still get a little taste of what it sounds like thanks to a walkaround video produced by German publication AutoBild. I personally think it sounds mean, but a little raspy, but maybe that’s due to my crappy speakers. Either way, we think you have an obligation to hear this baby fire up and run, so you should click play on the video and check it out for yourself.

On a side note, this video is straight out of Germany, so you’ll have to do a little trick if you don’t know German and want to know what’s being said. To do this, click on the settings button, then turn on German subtitles. Click on the menu again, click on the auto translate button, then choose your language of choice. With that said, you can hear the exhaust note starting at 4:52, so go ahead and click play already, sheesh.

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