BMW M8: bold new Gran Coupe concept revealed

BMW says the concept vehicle "offers a look ahead to the most alluring and exotic variant of the new BMW 8 Series".

The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe shares the spotlight with the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, which was reveled in production form in Geneva.

-Show premiere in Europe for the new BMW X2: Compact Sports Activity Coupe with standalone design combining sporting elegance with the rugged character familiar from BMW X models; efficient engines combine with six-speed manual gearbox, seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic transmission or eight-speed Steptronic transmission; sporty suspension set-up; latest BMW ConnectedDrive Services, wide range of driver assistance systems and BMW Head-Up Display with projection onto the windscreen available as options. Which you can roughly translate that to BMW will start to trickle down design cues and elements to the rest of its lineup.

The M8 Gran Coupe is a year or more away from production, so we don't know how much it'll cost.

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

2018 BMW M8 Concept
2018 BMW M8 Concept

The side reveals the Concept M8 Gran Coupe's long wheelbase and bonnet, flowing roofline, as well as the short tail.

The BMW 8-Series coupe and convertible are expected to debut later this year.

"With this auto we want to reach people who are looking for something special and who want to stand out from the crowd".

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. The front end is a more aggressive take on the 8 Series Concept due to the large air intakes in the sculpted front bumper, gold-colored kidney surround, and lighting technology familiar from the M8 GTE endurance racer. 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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