Our first look at the upcoming BMW 8-Series via a concept sketch

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by Vijay Pattni | May 17, 2017
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Last year at Villa d’Este, BMW’s Adrian van Hooydonk told us that as a company, BMW is “constantly looking to expand [the] range as we have done in the past. We’re looking at every opportunity, and maybe an 8-Series could be such an opportunity.”

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Now, BMW boss Harald Krüger has stated emphatically that the 8-Series will return, arriving in 2018 as a “true luxury sports coupe.” Today, we see for the first time what an all-new 8 Series might look like, via this shady sketch of the concept car set to be unveiled at the end of May.

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BMW’s now familiar proving ground of Villa d’Este—that achingly cool luxury show held on the banks of the achingly gorgeous Lake Como—will host the premiere of the 8-Series Coupe Concept.

We’re promised the usual tropes of ‘uncompromising dynamics’ and ‘contemporary luxury.’ “The BMW 8-Series Coupe will build on our tradition of luxurious sports coupes and add a genuine dream car to our line-up,” Krüger added. It will go toe-to-toe with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe of course; BMW’s reinvention of a very well thought-of car from its back catalogue. 

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Krüger notes how the new 8-Series Coupe, when it lands at some point in 2018, “will be a true luxury sports coupe.”We can’t wait—the old 8-Series remains a highlight of BMW’s past, and judging by the teaser image above, the silhouette looks rather lovely.

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made. 

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