In amazing scenes, the new BMW 8 series Coupe has driven past the palazzi and underneath the Rialto bridge making its way along the Canal Grande – a route never before covered by an automobile.

For the first time in Venice’s history, authorities issued the BMW Group with a permit to set up a pontoon structure that would allow the new BMW 8 series Coupe to drive past the world-famous backdrop of the city’s historical centre.

The new BMW 8 series

The new BMW 8 series drives down the Canal Grande in Venice

The new BMW 8 series

The amazing scenes, partially shot using camera drones, was for a TV commercial for the market launch of the luxury sports car. The commercials will be broadcast worldwide on selected TV channels and also online.