BMW 8 Series rises from the grave in new concept

The German luxury carmaker promises style and performance in its new flagship coupe.

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We recently learned about the 6 Series coupe's demise, but now have an idea of what its replacement will look like. BMW will uncover the Concept 8 Series this weekend at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy. The concept car previews the forthcoming 8 Series coupe production vehicle that is slated to arrive in 2018.

BMW's latest visual stunner.

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The concept is a stunner with slim laser headlights flanking the kidney grille up front, while the long hood line, flowing roofline and large rear fender flares provide an elegant appearance with a bit of attitude. Out back, L-shaped light housings dramatically extend into the rear quarter panels and a carbon fiber diffuser provides additional styling flash.

The concept is painted in an exclusive Barcelona Grey Liquid hue and rides on 21-inch multispoke wheels.

For the cabin, highlights include carbon fiber shell sport seats, carbon fiber and polished aluminum trim along with contrasting brown and white leather. Swarovski glass is used for the Concept 8 Series' shifter and iDrive controller for an additional touch of luxury.

In additional to eye-catching looks, BMW promises the 8 Series coupe will feature "razor-sharp dynamics" to take on the likes of the AMG-tuned Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, Aston Martin DB11 and Bentley Continental GT when it arrives in 2018 in production form.

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