BMW is currently developing the model that will become the direct replacement for the 6 Series Coupé and Cabriolet. Now integrated into the “8” family (BMW 8 Series), the two models were seen during tough tests on the Nürburgring track, with a Coupé and Cabriolet version. Both prototypes were still camouflaged, but this series of new spy photos allows us to better appreciate their sporty and clean lines.
The declination Coupe seems to be a little more aggressive than the Cabriolet, and sports attributes are at the rendezvous with calipers blue brakes, or large air intakes on the front bumper. The Cabriolet is slightly different because it has a horizontal ring stretching from one end to the other of the shield. Both have a prominent spoiler at the bottom, but the coupe seems to be more slender and sporty.
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At the rear, the similarities between the two models are also at the rendezvous, with large exits ostentatious exhaust, and scoops in the rear bumper. The taillights are part of the continuity of the trunk, just like the Concept 8 Series. Naturally, the Cabriolet version is a little different at the rear to accommodate the electric retractable hood.
With such equipment, these two prototypes could well be the high-end and sporty M850i, that rumors already announce with a 4.4-liter V8 under the hood, developing more than 500 horsepower and coupled to an AWD. This version is also expected to offer a number of M Performance equipment, such as upgraded brakes, a more sporty specific chassis, as well as various elements of the M Sport Pack, which should be standard on the M850i.
BMW will officially introduce its BMW 8 Series on June 15, and although the M8 sports version has also been announced for 2018, it is expected to be unveiled later this year.