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New BMW 8 Series to be Unveiled by 2020

BMW is reportedly considering plans for a new series that would be placed above the existing 7 Series. The new series will be called the ‘8 Series’. BMW has considered the new series to compete with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The S-Class enjoys phenomenal sales worldwide and BMW is now looking to compete with it through the new 8 Series. The BMW 8 series was in production from 1989 to 1999 and was powered by a V8 or a V12 engine. BMW fans have long desired a replacement for the 8 Series Coupe of the 90s.

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Currently, BMW is reported to be considering two proposals for the new 8 Series. One of them is a four door coupe. The other option would be a more traditional 2 door coupe, with a cabriolet option to be quite likely. In the past when such reports surfaced in 2013, BMW had repeatedly dismissed them. It was then that BMW had revealed a concept of the Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe Concept which could serve as a precursor to the upcoming 8 series.

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We estimate that a concept vehicle would be unveiled by 2018 and a production model would follow by late 2019-2020. The new concept should be based on the existing 7 Series and should be priced lesser than the Rolls Royce Ghost. BMW has a penchant for multiple models in a given series and it would not be surprising if all the two options making it to production. A Gran Coupe version can serve as a flagship for the series.

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The current 6 series Gran Coupe is priced below the 7 Series and at a hefty premium when you compare it with a suitable model from the 5 Series. Given that, we estimate that the 8 Series would start at a base price of $100,000. While it may not compete with the S-Class sales as much, it would still make a tidy profit for the German Automaker.

Take a look at the gallery of the BMW 8 Series. Those cars look stunning or what!

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Motorcyclist, Traveler, Aerospace Engineer and your friendly neighborhood Batman. Suhas has been meandering on two wheels since 2008. His love for automobiles, aeroplanes and his passion for travel has brought him here. He's a RC plane hobbyist currently building a Supermarine Spitfire and the Associate Editor at TheMotorLife

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