• Sep 5, 2008


Click on the image above for our high-res Concept CS gallery

With their scopes aimed squarely at the upcoming Porsche Panamera and Mercedes-Benz CLS, BMW's M performance division is rumored to be working on their own four-door luxury GT for a 2010 launch. With its styling based heavily on the BMW Concept CS (pictured above), the platform for the new flagship will be shared with the new 7 Series. Under the hood, most expect to see a 6.0-liter V12 based on the current M5's V10, or a twin-turbocharged V8 like the one rumored for the next-gen M5. Even though both of those engines promise prodigious amounts of power, and the lightened chassis will be tuned for performance, BMW insists the new car will not be badged an M8. Regardless, we seem to recall that the lack of an M badge on the mid-90's BMW 850CSi didn't seem to deter enthusiasts.

[Source: Drive.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Better not make it with 4 doors if you plan to call it an 8 series......


      Other than that Do It!!!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sadly, M badges are reserved for SUVs and CUVs these days.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Bored with BMW since last redesign but that is one beautiful car. Welcome back BMW.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not sure it's what the market ordered, but at least it should look nice, I guess.
        • 6 Years Ago
        no no no if they are to make another 8 series it has to be like the last 2 door coupe! That would be the rival of the R8...instead of making a M1.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So long as BMW is contemplating slapping M badges on their SUV's, keeping it off of their other vehicles is a good idea.

      Don't get me wrong, I fully believe in the concept of a high performance SUV. I just think it should fall along the lines of: Ram Power Wagon, Rubicon, Alpha, Defender, TRD, etc.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sorry but the CS concept has been around for years now, don't get too carried away in comparing it to some the back dating of american design.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The 850CSi was/is the only BMW that I truly drooled over in a kid-of-the-80s-Countach-sort-of-way.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why cant they just stick to the 3, 5, and 7?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome! BMW, don't be pussies and just tease us, build it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      trying to be aggressive looking.. trying to be Mercedes?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the current 7, 5 and 3 exterior... but the interiors are a let down. While the new 7 has a cool interior the exterior is kinda lexus-gay :(... this car on the other hand looks awsome inside and out, hope they dont change the shapes too much for production.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I liked the old 8 series, from the 90s.

      This thing makes me think BMW Magnum. Or Dodge 8-series.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No M8, no M7, but a X6-m and X5-m is in development. I don't get it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I know what you mean... unfortunately in the pursuit of money they will use their ///M brand heritage and slap it on an SUV so poseurs will pay A LOT of money for the turd. I would accept it if they called them the X5 CSi and X3 CSi… the ///M should be reserved for the true performance vehicles like the 1, 3, 5 and 6. Nothing bigger than a 6 deserves an ///M badge.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Or better yet... XS5 4.4t and XS3 3.0t

        And I would like this car to be called the 844CSt and 860CSi.

        I dont like it when manufacturers crate a naming shceme and the deviate from it... not cool.
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