BMW has revealed a concept car favouring style over technology, which will provide design cues for the German brand’s next top-of-the-line vehicle.
The Concept 8 Series was revealed last week at classic auto fair Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, run annually by the BMW Group on the shores of Lake Como.
The concept car resurrects the manufacturer’s high-end 8 Series, which was in production from 1989 to 1999. BMW expects to launch its new 8 Series Coupe based on the concept in 2018.
In contrast to its recent spate of concept vehicles, which have focused on how futuristic technologies like automation will shape car design, BMW is positioning the Concept 8 Series as a “driver’s car”.
The designers focused on form when imagining the car’s exterior and interior.