BMW 8 Series: When an M5 Just Won't Cut It

September 5, 2008

BMW’s M division, known for cranking out some of the world’s finest high performance autos, has been tapped to build a “four door GT coupe” to take the spot as Bimmer's flagship vehicle for the 2010 model year.

The model is said to take styling cues from the 2007 BMW Concept CS, first shown at the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show, and will compete in the same segment with the Mercedes Benz CLS3 AMG and the yet-to-be-released Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide.

According to M division head honcho Ludwig Willisch, the car will not be an “M” car per se, but the design is such a departure from typical BMW designs that, for the first time in the division’s history, they’ve been tasked to build their first non-M-badged vehicle.

Speculation predominates facts in regards to technical specs at the moment, but I hope they at least make the car skin optional.

That thing still freaks me out.

Source: Drive