Next BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe could be electric

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The following era BMW 8 Collection (codename G77) is rumored to enter the manufacturing line in 2026. The third era 8 Collection will proceed to make use of the CLAR rear-wheel drive platform which may accommodate any powertrain selection. However in comparison with the present G14/G15/G16 era, the brand new luxurious gran tourer may solely are available an all-electric kind. On high of that, BMW is rumored to supply solely an 8 Collection variant – the Gran Coupe.

The latter rumor comes as no shock. We’ve heard through the years that BMW could be simplifying the 8 Collection lineup and holding solely its greatest promoting merchandise. Unofficially, we’ve heard that their greatest promoting 8 Collection is the four-dour coupe. After all, the largest shock is the alleged omission of a gasoline or diesel-powered 8 Collection. The present BMW M850i fashions are utilizing a strong and nice sounding V8, and regardless of being heavy, they’re fairly a riot to drive.

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But, with the high-end premium market shifting in direction of electrification – see the Maserati GranTurismo Folgore – the writing is on the wall. A completely electrical 8 Collection won’t solely cater to a demographic with deep pockets, however it’ll additionally supply spectacular efficiency. Moreover, an 8 Collection Gran Coupe electrical will fill a void between the upcoming i5 Sedan and the i7 limousine.

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If certainly an 8 Collection EV will come to market, the selection of platform is equally attention-grabbing. In 2025, BMW will roll out their electric-first Neue Klasse platform which can underpin a complete new era of vehicles. There’s a caveat although: at the least till 2030, BMW will proceed to supply each CLAR and Neue Klasse (NA) vehicles. Due to this fact, an 8 Collection electrical model could possibly be constructed on both platform.

After all, the CLAR selection may need one thing to do with timing. The present era will finish manufacturing typically between 2025 and 2026 which could be too early for a roll out of the Neue Klasse platform for the 8 Collection. We additionally consider that through the use of CLAR, BMW can hold their choices open on the powertrain of selection, particularly because the automotive market is extraordinarily risky by way of prospects’ calls for.

For now, that is merely a rumor, regardless of coming from sources with a very good monitor report. From what we perceive, any product plans can change as quickly as 36-40 months earlier than manufacturing time. Nonetheless, the prospect of a BMW 8 Collection Gran Coupe electrical is kind of interesting, particularly if paired with a glossy and sporty design.

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