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BMW Concept 8 Struts Across the Pebble Beach Lawn at U.S. Debut

The U.S. first date with BMW’s future coupe

As part of its rather large presence at this year’s Pebble Beach festivities, BMW rolled out the Concept 8 as a companion to the world debut of the Concept Z4. This is the first time the lithe coupe has made an official public appearance in the U.S., so we were on-hand to snap some shots of the car as it sat next to its new conceptual Z4 brother.

Aside from the new surroundings, this is the same Concept 8 we were agape over at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, where the car made its official worldwide debut. Essentially, this previews the return of the BMW 8 Series, a low production but much beloved range-topping grand touring coupe that shuttled Wall Street types around town from the late 1980s to the late 1990s.

It’s not clear yet if the production 8 Series will take the place of the 6 Series, but the new coupe would slot in above the Sixer, and butt heads with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe on the showroom floor.

We’re not privy to detailed production details, but we’ve already spotted a drop-top variant ripping around the ‘Ring, so a diversified model family is likely.

For now, we’re stuck enjoying the gorgeous concept as it makes the show rounds. Check out the gallery bellow to get a look at the Concept 8 on the Pebble Beach green.

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