A BMW representative has declared a production version based on the Gran Lusso Coupe Concept won't be out in the near future.

A BMW representative has declared a production version based on the Gran Lusso Coupe Concept won't be out in the near future.

Talking to Autocar, BMW R&D boss Herbert Diess said "the Gran Lusso concept was very well received" and "we're looking into the possibility of production, but a decision is still a way off." In other words, they do consider making it but not right now so a new BMW with the 8-Series badge will probably see the light of day at the end of the decade, if we are lucky.

The Pininfarina-designed Gran Lusso Coupe made its debut in May at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and immediately rumors about an 8-Series surfaced. The concept was based on a modified platform of the 7-Series and was powered by a V12 engine of undisclosed output. The luxury coupe had 21-inch bespoke alloys, a unique fascia with a "shark nose" front, prominent grille and LED headlights.

The interior cabin came with black chrome accents, kauri wood trim and Tobacco Brown leather upholstery. Other highlights included a virgin Italian wood liner, LED ambient lightning and a sport steering wheel.

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