BMW is slated to reveal the much awaited BMW 8 Series Concept this coming weekend at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. Not to be left out of this exciting event, Peisert Design renders its own version of the 8 Series Coupe right before its debut.
In the previous week, BMW officially released a lone teaser image showing only the silhouette of the concept. There isn’t much known about it, but the clues are enough to inspire Peisert to create its own rendition of the luxurious sports coupe.
Taking its cues from the spy shots and BMW’s official teaser photo, Peisert Design re-imagined the coupe with a long hood design, a sporty windshield with sloping roofline that extends seamlessly to the rear spoiler. The rendering also features this very distinct fenders with vents at the front while the large alloy wheels make the side profile more unique.
Separately, Peisert also renders the BMW M8 which comes with a sportier front bumper and massive air intakes. To make it more aggressive, the exhaust system comes with four tailpipes while the blue brake calipers focus more attention to the wide alloy wheels.
The original 8-Series Coupe was actually close to having its M version after BMW previously made an M8 prototype unit. The German automaker only backed out from its plans after realizing there is no such market for a road-going M8.
In any case, we will find out more about the BMW 8-Series by the end of the week. Considering it is the 6-Series Coupe’s upmarket replacement, the luxury coupe will take on the same CLAR architecture, the platform behind the 7-Series and the 5-Series. That means that the power plant may come in wide variety of choices including the 850i model’s 4.4-liter twin turbo V8, the 3.0-liter 6 cylinders as well as the 601hp (609PS) and 590lb-ft (799Nm) 6.6-liter V12 engine.
In this regard, the upcoming 8-Series will reportedly come in Gran Coupe and Convertible model range during its course. We can only hope for a potential M8 to come along with this. If any, the new assortments make the perfect match for Mercedes-Benz’s convertible range and also the S-Class Coupe.
In 2018, BMW is set to launch the 8-Series with a likely starting price of 150,000 euros. It’s going to be twenty years since its first production run and fans surely couldn’t wait to witness the rebirth of the large German Coupe. For those who have been anticipating the reveal, the weekend gathering will be taking place at the villa of Lake Como in Italy on May 26, Friday.