BMW recently unveiled the 2019 8 Series coupe, which is the first of three 8 Series models that BMW is planning, which includes a convertible and a four-door Gran Coupe. It appears that the 8 Series lineup may not be the brand’s flagship forever, since BMW may be planning to go even further upmarket with a new 9 Series four-door coupe.
BMW’s design director, Adrian van Hooydonk recently hinted to Autocar that a BMW 9 Series might in the brand’s future. When Autocar asked about the possibility of a 9 Series, he replied, “Let’s say this: we won’t stop here [with the 8 Series]. Obviously our job is to have more ideas than the company can build, because the other way round would be very bad. My team and I are now looking at 2021 and beyond – as far out as 2030. We have a lot of plans.”
The BMW 9 Series could rival the Mercedes-Maybach S600. Van Hooydonk also stated that the 8 Series is the start of a “new chapter” for BMW, “The coupé will always kickstart the next level in design. The same is true for this car.”