It is finally back, the 8-Series. BMW wiped out the 8-Series in 2000 with no mercy. According to the news at that time, BMW couldn’t make enough money to produce the 8-Series and consequently they removed it. However, BMW found money to make 2-Series Active Tourer 12 years later.
In 2006, we witnessed the rebirth of the BMW 6-Series! And it was supposed to compete with the Porsche 911. However, it competed with the Mercedes S-Coupe aka CL! As a result of this unexpected surprise, BMW has now decided to remove the 6-Series for the sake of the 8-Series.
The ageing BMW 6-Series will soon say goodbye to the customers. As a result, we won’t see any facelift or hear new model rumours because it will be gone soon. The replacement will be the 8-Series that will be competing with the Mercedes S-Coupe. I hope nothing goes wrong and that the 8-Series will start to compete with the Porsche 911.
We already saw an 8-Series concept vehicle a couple of years ago, and it is clear that the concept vehicle would be manufactured. When the concept vehicle was revealed, there were some rumours that the 8-Series might overlap with the Rolls-Royce Wraith. This was not welcomed by BMW! Apparently, they have changed their views.
Anyway, I am really excited about the BMW 8-Series. We finally have a proper large GT from BMW and have a German alternative in this segment of the market.
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