Filed under: Concept Cars
If you thought the BMW Gran Lusso Coupe
concept that was shown at Villa d'Este
a few months back was a preview of a new BMW 8 Series
, prepare to be disappointed. According to a report from the UK's Autocar
officials have "rejected suggestions" that a production model based on the concept was coming. To be fair, though, would you expect them to just acknowledge it?
The Brits seem to be thinking the same, as the story went on to quote BMW
research and development chief, Herbert Diess, who claimed, "We're looking into the possibility of production, but a decision is still a way off." Diess also points out that it's far too early for anything to be confirmed, seeing as how the concept only debuted about 10 weeks ago.
The well-received Gran Lusso was penned by Pininfarina
and motivated by a brawny, twelve-cylinder engine. If it were to enter production, it'd likely sit at the top of BMW's gas-powered offerings, and would compete against the Mercedes-Benz CL AMG
and Bentley Continental GT
.BMW 8 Series revival not coming anytime soon
originally appeared on Autoblog
on Mon, 19 Aug 2013 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds
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