The boss of BMW Research and Development, Herbert Diess, said that the decision on a possible production Lusso Gran Coupe Concept shaped Renaissance Series 8 was far from being taken.
The hypothesis of the return of the BMW 8 Series range had taken shape as a result of competition from the Villa d’Este. In late May, the Bavarian manufacturer has presented it the Gran Lusso Coupe Concept.
Designed in collaboration with the Italian company Pininfarina, this elegant and luxurious concept had also inspired a rendering Autoprojecoes end of June ‘s. Nevertheless, he will have to wait to see if the 8 series appear again in the catalog of the firm at the Helix.
Herbert Diess, the boss of BMW Research and Development, explained the strategy of the brand in a given Autocar interview. “Gran Lusso The concept was very well received. We study the possibility of a production, but this decision is far to be taken. “
Based on a modified 7 Series platform Gran Lusso Coupe is equipped with a strong 550 horsepower V12 and huge 21-inch wheels. Series 8 has in turn been a single generation, the E31 produced 30,000 copies between 1989 and 1999.