BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept previews a stylish flagship

The car comes with six air bags anti-lock braking system dynamic stability control and electronic vehicle immobiliser among others

The new BMW 8-Series isn't even out yet, but the automaker used the Geneva auto show to take the wraps off a four-door performance sedan concept version that it is calling the "BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe". It's likely to be a costlier proposition than the two-door 8 Series though.

So far BMW hasn't offered up much in the way of detail on this concept.

Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design said: "The BMW 8 Series will be the new leader in the BMW range, combining the highest levels of sportiness and elegance".

Alongside the M8 Coupe, the Gran Coupe version will sit at the top of the upcoming 8 Series lineup, and this study gives us a taste of what the M8 Gran Coupe and 8 Series Gran Coupe production models will look like.


One unexpected release of the Geneva Motor Show 2018 is the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept. Expected to hit dealerships next year, the 8 Series replaces the 6 Series, which was axed last year due to sluggish sales.

"The 8-Series will be the next model in the expansion of our luxury-car offering and will raise the benchmark in the segment", Krueger says. "With this vehicle, BMW M unmistakably brings luxury out of the "comfort zone". Moving along the side, the long wheelbase is evident with a short rear. The result is a visually small cabin positioned far back from the front axle and a coupe-like profile.

The car's striking green paint job is called Sal ve Vert, and according to BMW, it can also appear grayish blue in different lights. As on early BMW coupes, the kidney elements are linked by an unbroken grille surround, creating a large single element. The headlights sit higher than the kidney girlle, surrounded by gold trim and lighting technology is said to be similar to the M8 GTE race vehicle. It does confirm that the Gran Coupe comes with a lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic roof, which lowers both the car's weight and the centre of gravity.

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