The BMW 8 Series has been spied again, this time as it undergoes testing at the Nurburgring. The prototype seen here is in the form of a coupe, which will be one of two body styles for the 8 Series, the other being a cabriolet.

Compared to previous sightings of BMW’s upcoming model, the test mule in these photos has a different front fascia. Sporting a more conventional bumper with a three-section layout, the double kidney grille also appears to be conjoined within a single frame, like on the Concept 8 Series.

The transition to production form also sees the fitment of new headlights, with amber corner markers visible. However, these could just be development units, as are the taillights, and could be altered when the car makes its global debut.

We still haven’t seen any shots of the car’s interior, but expect it to be packed with the latest technologies in BMW’s arsenal. It remains to be seen how much of the concept’s minimalist design will make it to the finished product.

Expect the 8 Series to ride on BMW’s multi-material Cluster Architecture (CLAR), and be fitted with a range of six-, eight- or even twelve-cylinder engines. A high-performance M8 will also be part of the line-up, adopting the all-wheel drive powertrain in the latest M5.

GALLERY: BMW Concept 8 Series