Now all we need is an official announcement.
In all honesty we simply have no idea whether BMW is planning, or has even decided, to revive the 8 Series performance luxury coupe. Originally built from 1989 until 1999, only a little over 31,000 examples were produced and it remains very popular today, especially among BMW aficionados. We've been hearing rumors over the past year or so about a possible return, and now a member of the Bimmerpost forum has uncovered some strong evidence indicating it's happening.
Somehow, that member managed to snag 177 pages of model names and codes, vital information that tells what new models are planned in the next few years. And because that individual is BMW obsessed, they went through those pages to see if something interesting existed. Well, it did. Aside from more powerful versions of the M2 and M4, the M2 Competition and M4 CS (both of which we knew of already), there's a listing for new 8 Series models. There's your proof. BMW, like any automaker, rarely ever comments on future product before it's ready to make a formal announcement. But we'll be on hand next week at Geneva to bring this up with the BMW people regardless. Hey, it's worth a try. We'll keep everyone posted.