We lost many things to the 1990s: butterfly clips, Full House, and the BMW 8 Series. Those clips are sometimes worn today (maybe ironically, we hope), and we eventually got a Full House reboot—thanks, Netflix. All that’s left is the return of the BMW 8 Series, which was discontinued in 1999.
Oh wait, that’s totally happening.
That’s right—you heard it from all of us at BMW of Bowling Green first. After a 19-year hiatus, the BMW 8 Series, which was once the brand’s flagship luxury coupe, will be returning as soon as next year.
The concept prototype for the resurrected 8 Series first appeared in May at Italy’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. While this concept only serves as a general hint at what will actually come off production lines, it is still telling for the 8 Series’ future. Among the design aesthetics of the new BMW 8 Series are a more sculpted silhouette and crisp lines. The 8 Series’ companion model, the performance-oriented M8, also made its debut shortly after in Germany, sporting huge air intakes, a sports exhaust with four tailpipes, and modified brakes.
The new BMW 8 Series will replace the outgoing 6 Series coupe and is expected to give Mercedes a run for its money. Keep checking back with BMW of Bowling Green for updates.