If you slash two door off a new 7 Series, will it become a sports car?
Less than a week after the introduction of the 2016 BMW 7 Series, it seems that the world of ultra-luxury sedans has a serious new contender for the title of the best of the best. Packing 320-445 horsepower in its current 740i and 750i trims, BMW plans to give competition from Mercedes and Audi a serious run for their money with the help of highly-advanced technology and loads of luxury goodies. But at its debut, another thing about the new 7 Series became increasingly evident: it might be fast and powerful, but this is no sports car.
However, as the Mercedes S-Class has proven, luxury limousines can be turned into sportier-looking versions of themselves when carefully crafted into a meticulous two door coupe. And like the Mercedes S-Class Coupe, this attempt at creating a 7 Series Coupe, christened by its rendering artist X-Tomi with the BMW 8 Series Coupe moniker, is actually quite striking. Throw in the 7 Series' technology, engines and driving capabilities and you might get a true luxury two-door creation that would draw potential buyers away from those luscious curves on the S-Class. Or would they? Given the choice of these two beauties, which one would you drive home at the end of the day?