No BMW 8-Series return just yet - Decision 'ways' off on whether to bring back the 8
Remember the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe concept introduced in May of this year
? The concept hinted at what a production BMW 8-Series might look like. The 8-Series has no been in production since 1999 meaning over a decade has passed since the last time BMW sold an 8-Series. With the Gran Lusso Concept, the thought of bringing the car back possibly a rival to the Mercedes-Benz CL was tossed around. Despite the successful reception of said concept, the 8-Series will not enter production any time soon.
BMW R&D chief Herbert Diess told Autocar the following, "The Gran Lusso concept was very well received. We’re looking into the possibility of production, but a decision is still a way off.”
Basically the 8-Series may return and BMW may target the Mercedes CL as well as Bentley Continental GT. If BMW determines it will make money for the brand, they will do it. The door is open for an 8-Series return.