The Concept M8 Gran Coupe, which has been showcased at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, previews an upcoming formidable rival to the Porsche Panamera and Audi RS7.
BMW has revealed the new Concept M8 Gran Coupe, which previews the company’s future flagship super saloon. It will also serve as an upscale spiritual successor to the erstwhile 6 Series Gran Coupe.
Engineered to represent the pinnacle of the upcoming 8 Series lineup, the M8 Concept Gran Coupe features dramatic design elements and bold character lines, stunning almost everyone at first glance. And that ravishing design will likely play a key role in M8’s appeal since, it'll compete in a category already full of striking cars, including the just revealed Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe.
Like all BMW Gran Coupes, this concept fuses a coupe-like sloping roofline with a traditional saloon’s silhouette. Up front there is a long bonnet and, typical of all M models, oversized air intakes to emphasise on performance. The hexagonal kidney grilles are painted in gold to reflect exclusivity. Rear is characterised by sleek tail lights, sharp creases and M quad exhausts, again golden.
While technical details have not been revealed by BMW, the upcoming 8 Series range is expected to offer a few petrol engine options. Rumour has it that the 4.4-litre V8 from the new M5 may find its way to the more powerful models.
The Concept 8 Series Gran Coupe’s stunning design is much closer to the production car as compared to last year’s 8 Series concept. The 8 Series lineup is confirmed to hit the market in 2019. Three body types – Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe – will be offered on the new BMW flagship, which will sit above the 7 Series.