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Hey, BMW: Make Concept 8 Series a Reality, Pronto!

                                                      Hey, BMW: Make Concept 8 Series a Reality, Pronto!
BMW Concept 8 Series; photos by Evan Sears

We know it's coming. We already saw it at Pebble Beach, so the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show isn't even the BMW Concept 8 Series' first time in California, let alone North America. Just make it already, BMW !

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If you're a purist, you could complain that the Concept 8 Series doesn't have pop-up headlights. Fine. I'm glad you want to live in the past, but it's time to grow up. This one has laser headlights.

The concept has an aggressive nose, with a wide version of the signature BMW twin-kidney grille flanked by the aforementioned slim laser headlights. The long hood is an effective way of conveying significant Used Engine power, a throwback to the days when more powerful Used Engine needed significantly more room.

The low, carefully sculpted roofline flows back from a raked windshield into a nearly fastback design — a departure from the original 8 Series coupe's more abruptly ending roof and clearly defined decklid and trunk. The concept still has a trunk, but it's much more integrated with the rest of the exterior lines of the car.

Inside, you'll find seating for four, allegedly; it's possible that only those who can pass through physical objects will find the legroom in the back satisfactory. A large multimedia screen sits atop a center console covered in carbon fiber and leather.

The grand tourer shown above is a taste of the production car that will serve as a two-door flagship to complement the 7 Series sedan and compete with the Mercedes -Benz S-Class coupe. Given BMW 's history of turning two-door coupes into four-door coupes, that's not off the table, either, and would square up nicely against the newly revealed CLS from Mercedes -Benz.

Stop teasing us, BMW . Please.

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