Could it be? Maybe so! BMW has recently unveiled a concept for a brand-new luxury coupe that may hint at the revival of the iconic 8 series. BMW’s new Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupe was unveiled at this year’s Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance in Italy, showing off a larger, more spacious coupe than the typical 6 series. While BMW denied elaboration on any production plans, they are considering production of the new coupe.
Senior Vice President for BMW Group design, Adrian van Hooydonk explained that the concept of the Pininfarina Gran Lusso “expresses hallmark BMW value such as luxury and sheer presence in a highly elegant form.” Head of BMW design, Karim Habib continued that “The appeal of this collaboration with Pininfarina is that you get another, very different and special angle on facets like luxury and exclusivity.”
The concept BMW featured a 6.0-liter V12 engine underneath the coupe’s long nose. High grade Italian leather signed by Foglizzo is spread throughout the cabin with a very rare and very old kauri wood trim, dated at almost 48,000 years old.
We hope BMW unveils more details on the revival of the 8-series soon, but until then keep up-to-date with more BMW and Gran Lusso Coupe news at Perillo BMW.