Published: Wed, March 07, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe Looks Farther Upmarket

BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe Looks Farther Upmarket

It's only a concept at the minute, but a four-door variation of the 8 Series is expected to launch some time in 2019 and the M8 you see here is our closest look yet of how it will look.

The announcement about the electric sedan was made by the automaker at the Geneva Motor Show.

BMW has officially confirmed that the i Vision Dynamics concept that was shown in Frankfurt past year will become reality, and will be known as the BMW i4 when it enters into series production.

BMW has given us another taste of 8 Series with the reveal of a Gran Coupe version of the BMW M8 at the Geneva Show.

BMW's upcoming 8 Series flagship has generated a lot of hype over the past year or so.

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The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe illustrates the meaning behind the letter "M" at BMW in impressive style: it stands for "more", more of everything. The Geneva show auto still doesn't offer a lot of insight as to what might happen in the road-going version, but we gather that its carbonfibre roof panel, angry-looking LED light signatures and general swoopy shape will probably make it through to production.

Gone are the days of purist understatement in the global luxury market. From the front the radiator grille kidneys broaden as they descend towards the road, to emphasize the car's low center of gravity, while the gold-colored kidney surround adds an air of exclusivity to the front end.

The new BMW's cabin is set well back within the wheelbase and receives a heavily rounded roofline and fixed B-pillar as part of a shallow 6-window glasshouse that tapers toward the rear. As well as dynamic excellence, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe embodies a new facet of luxury for the BMW brand - ultra-sporty, extrovert and polarising. The model will also go up against the Porsche Panamera.

"The BMW 8 Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW line-up and, as such, combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance", says BMW's design guru Adrian van Hooydonk.

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