A couple of fresh rumors are painting an exciting picture for BMW fans – as the next generation 6 Series appears to be honed to fight the Porsche 911 while the return of the 8 Series will see it battle out with the S-Class Coupe.

BMW’s plans look more dynamic than ever, especially when discussing the next generation 6 Series. The latter appears ready for a rework of its scope and in the future its main rival would be the Porsche 911. This would call the 6 Series to sport reduced dimensions and maybe make a switch to the all new architecture the Germans are co-developing with Toyota for the next Z4 and the Supra reintroduction. The insider reports confirm what we already heard flying off the rumor mill – the upcoming 6 Series will have just two body versions, the classic coupe and convertible, meaning the stylish Gran Coupe will get retired. This is utterly disappointing since the 6 Series GC has been called one of the more beautiful BMWs of late. But on the bright side the Bavarians are delivering the new 8 Series which should also have the four-door coupe body style in its range.

More so, the reimagined 8 Series will be complete with a flagship M8 version, according to new trademark files linked to the company. There are other applications registered as well: 825, 830, 835, 845, 850, and M850. Of course, this doesn’t mean all those monikers will turn into actual cars, but the chances are big for the 8 Series revival to actually happen. When official, the 8 Series will compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe.

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