10.14.16 - 1997 BMW 8-Series

The BMW 8-Series coupe is a car that has been a yo-yo on the market for BMW. At one time the 8-Series came to the market and was the flagship for a few years as the coupe at the top of the lineup, but when that was the case the 6-Series was taken out of the lineup. Once the 6-Series returned the 8-Series was deleted and on we went. This yo-yo of the two models has been going on for several years but it seems as if this time there won’t be the same effect on the market as before with one leaving and the other staying.

Why won’t the 6-Series be leaving this time around? With Mercedes-Benz producing the E-Class Coupe model the 6-Series is the only direct competitor for this car from BMW making it necessary on the lineup and a car that has been seeing increased sales in the market over the past few years.

The new 8-Series coupe will be a car that is able to take on the S-Class from Mercedes-Bens and shows how BMW is going to be part of the mega-upscale market that will give you the price and car that you want to drive if you happen to be one of the elite and most successful people in your industry.

Because BMW has always been about the perfect driving machine the new 8-Series will be a sporty and comfort oriented car for you to drive. This will be a car you want to take on a long country drive but is also capable of tearing up the turns of the winding roads you can find. This car may even be the choice you make over the Bentley Continental or the Maserati GranTurismo to be a car that you won’t ever want to stop driving.

Built off the same platform as the 7-Series that we love at the top of the lineup the new 8-Series will give us a lightweight semi-carbon fiber architecture that will keep the weight down while giving the size, comfort and power you want to enjoy on the road. This will put the 8-Series above the 6 Series in the lineup and the next generation of the 6-Series will use a smaller version of the same platform that will also be used by the 5-Series sedan in 2017.

The power that will make its way to the 8-Series is expected to come from a trio of engines that will find their way under the hood. You may be able to choose the twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine, the twin turbocharged V8 or the twin turbocharged V12 to give you a fantastic range of power and the ability to make the speed you want when you get behind the wheel. You can absolutely expect this car to have a ZF eight-speed transmission and a RWD setup with the xDrive AWD as an option.

At over $80,000 for this car you will have to make a serious commitment to enjoy this car, but it certainly is the car you will love to drive.

Written by CQ Livingston

When it comes to cars, I believe that they are meant to be driven. They shouldn't be parked in a museum regardless of how expensive they are. If they can go, they should go!

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