BMW Concept CS

BMW’s M Division head Ludwig Willisch said last Friday that the BMW Concept CS (shown above) would make it into production, and although no naming convention has been defined yet, almost everyone expects the new car to carry the nameplate of the gorgeous BMW 8-Series from the 90s. The M Division will be handling the project but like the 8-Series, there will likely be no M version.

The old 8-Series had a “spiritual M car” in the form of the 850CSi which had an engine built by the division with an S engine code complete with M badges in the engine bay, but no M badges on the rear or in the name.

Looking at BMW’s current and future engine ranges, you can expect a new 850i with the new 4.4 litre twin turbocharged V8 and an 860i with a V12, complete with ZF’s new 8-speed automatic.