BMW is considering a new 4-door car with a coupe-like roofline, which will allow it to compete in the battlefield of 4-door coupes comprising of the Mercedes Benz CLS, future Audi A7, future Aston Martin Rapide, and future Porsche Panamera.

There are conflicting reports on what the name of the new 4-door coupe would be. Some say it will be known as the 8-Series, with model variants most likely being the 835i, 850i, and the M8. Others say it will be launched as a 6-series when it is time for the BMW 6-Series to receive an all-new model replacement, which will mean the future 6-series will be available in both 2-door and 4-door form.