The silhouette of the BMW Concept 8 Series spreads low and powerfully over the road. The perfect interplay of a long bonnet and flowing roofline bring dynamic allure to the car's flanks, while the striking upward sweep of the concept's trailing edge provides a crisp conclusion to the car's rearward flow. The large kidney grille widens as it as it descends to emphasise the vehicle’s low centre of gravity while the headlights stare resolutely onto the road.
There is only one place to continue the story of an automobile icon: the racetrack. Its dynamic exterior hints at the power contained within the BMW Concept 8 Series. Even when standing still, this expressive sports coupé leaves no doubt as to the superlative driving experience in store.
Motor racing DNA meets luxury.
Once sat behind the wheel, the driver is wrapped in the tightly enclosed setting of a sports coupé.
Every surface and line of the interior surges forward in the direction of travel. Slim sports seats completed with red stitching and high-quality Merino leather combine with the carbon fibre panelling to make the driver feel at home on the road and the racetrack.
A driver's car.
The innovative features of the BMW Concept 8 Series open up a world of thrilling new driving experiences. As on the racetrack, drivers have the most important information presented directly in their line of sight, thus allowing them to concentrate fully on driving. In addition, the new user interface design presents a modern interpretation of the previously round, analogue display instruments.
THE STORY OF DESIGNING A FUTURE LEGEND.
Discover what John Buckingham, Exterior Designer of the BMW Concept 8 Series, has to say about taking pen to paper and designing one of BMW’s latest concept cars. What’s more, learn about the history of the original BMW 8 Series and how its story has inspired this next generation.
Find out the unusual background and distinctive design aspects of the original BMW 8 Series. By comparing features with the new BMW 8 Series, John explains why this is not a replacement but rather a spiritual successor.
Catch a rare insight into John’s creative mind as he discusses the exciting but intimidating task of crafting the BMW Concept 8 Series. He reveals where his inspiration comes from, his process for designing new exteriors, and the feeling of standing next to the product of his imagination.
Follow John’s journey through form and function, as he highlights the design philosophy behind some of the features that contribute to the BMW Concept 8 Series performance. Discover more about this shift in visual identity for BMW’s coupé range.
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