The new BMW 8 Series concept has been revealed early

Prior to an official premiere scheduled to take place later today, the BMW 8 Series concept is making an unexpected debut courtesy of a few revealing images. Although not of the highest quality, they’re decent enough to give us the opportunity to see a reborn 8 Series in concept form. Looks like the new posh grand tourer will adopt a fresh design with a more in-your-face kidney grille flanked by a pair of slender headlights.

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The bulging bonnet tapers down onto that shiny front grille while the bumper predominantly consists of air vents to cool down what must be at least an eight-cylinder engine, given the car’s high-end status. The side profile reveals even more vents in the front fenders, along with beefy wheel arches hosting those large multi-spoke alloys with yellow brake calipers to contrast the blue body.

BMW 8 Series concept leaked official image
BMW 8 Series concept leaked official image

As one would expect to see on a concept, there are slender mirrors and no door handles. The coupe’s sloped roofline elegantly connects with the spoiler lip at the back where the wide tail lights (OLED, perhaps?) boast a hi-tech look with L-shaped graphics. The rear bumper is home to a pair of sizeable side vents and two trapezoidal exhaust tips featuring a metallic finish.

BMW will officially introduce the 8 Series concept later today at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este ahead of next year’s production model. If the showcar’s appearance is any indication — and logic tells us it is – the road-going model should prove to be a stunner. It goes without saying that some of the bling will be lost en route to the assembly line, but the overall styling is not expected to stray far from the concept.


Gallery: BMW 8 Series concept leaked official images