Originally Posted by SCOTT26
The new 8er will expand on ideas from the recent collaboration with Pininfarina which is showcased as a Coupe and Cabrio.
BMW see its sportier options as Coupe , Cabrio and Gran Coupe as illustrated for the 2,4 and 6.
A Shooting brake is also hypothetically possible.
The Coupe could also be based on the new Rolls-Royce Wraith and with a similar output of power allowing the 8er to differ greatly from the next 7er.
8er would also feature CFRP material technology inherited from the next 7er, which will be utilised in the body structure , platform , suspension and body panels.
I would imagine this new 8 series would cannibalize sales on the RR Wraith, no? This would be like Mini offering a new RWD coupe based on the 1er.
/Edit/ Just realized these would be at two completely different price points.