BMW Series 8
BMW came up with it’s series 8 from 1989 to 1999. It’s design and development was based off 6 series. The 8 Series debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in early September 1989. Some iconic cars were made during this era.The 8 Series offered the first V-12 engine mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox on a road car
Sales of the 8 Series were affected by the global recession of the early 1990s, the Persian Gulf War, and energy price spikes. As a result, plans for the M8 supercar were dropped in 1991.
At the unveiling bmw brought some of its iconic cars like: bmw 327/28, 305, 3200cs, M8, 850i, 850 csi
BMW series 8 2017
The new series 8 will be bmw’s flagship offering. It’s aim is simplicity. Minimalistic design makes the car less complicated.
“The design of the BMW Concept 8 Series provides a fresh interpretation of iconic BMW styling cues,” adds van Hooydonk.
“And it also showcases a new approach to the use of forms which is reflected particularly prominently in the car’s surfacing. A handful of crisplines mark out clear surfaces, and the car’s volumes are powerfully sculpted. Together, these elements make a forceful statement and create a model brimming with character. In short, this is a driver’s car.” he added.
“The BMWConcept 8 Series is our take on a full-blooded high-end driving machine,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “It is a luxurious sports car which embodies both unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury likearguably no other. For me, it’s a slice of pure automotive fascination.”
Bmw Series 8 significance
“The number 8 has always represented the pinnacle of sports performance and exclusivity at BMW,” explains Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Harald Krüger. “The forthcoming BMW8Series Coupe will demonstrate that razor-sharp dynamics and modern luxury can go hand-in-hand.This will be the next model in the expansion of our luxury-car offering and will raise the benchmark for coupes in the segment. In the process, we will strengthen our claim to leadership in the luxury class.”
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