In 1989, the original BMW 8 series convinced with revolutionary technology and innovative design. More than 30 years later, the legendary, top-of-the-range coupe meets its successor: the four-door BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe.

The past and present meet in the BMW Group Classic area. BMW's legendary 8 Series, first built in 1989, first rolls out onto the yard – in bright red.

More than 30 years ago, the 8 Series was the crowning glory of BMW’s model range. The series combined the best of technology, design, and aerodynamics of the time.

The top model, the BMW 850CSi, had a 12-cylinder, 380 HP engine. The original Eight also had a self-steering rear axle and was the first car with networked control units, the DSC stability system.

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has also inherited the DNA of the legendary classic. The “frozen blue stone metallic” paint emphasizes the elegant, sporty silhouette of the fresh interpretation.

The journey through the Furka Pass is a particularly good place for experiencing the fine balance between sportiness and luxury – then and now.

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe combines perfectly balanced sportiness and comfort, as is also evident in its elegant, driver-oriented interior.

Play of contrasts. The elegant silhouette of the 8 Series Gran Coupe in front of a million-year-old rock formation on the Furka Pass.

To be able to elegantly pull down the hood for that clean, sports car look, the developers chose the iconic pop-up headlights for the original Eight. Its cd value was also revolutionary: the first BMW to get below 0.3!

Impressive from every perspective. The ride in the BMW 8 over the serpentines of the mountain road is deceleration with acceleration – then and now. In the background: the legendary Hotel Belvédère.

Above the clouds... Take a deep breath for the two dream cars on the mountain pass high in the Swiss mountains.

Time loop: The original 8 Series and its successor climb curve after curve through the Alpine pass.

Back in Munich. In the end, a journey is not measured in kilometers, but in memories. And whether the classic or the new 8 Series, every trip remains unforgettable.