BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept revealed, production version confirmed

BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept revealed, production version confirmed

Lindsey Duncan
March 7, 2018

Unlike BMW's sometimes more conservative design, the M8 Gran Coupe concept is mean to be extroverted, with a new design language coming through in its lines. The M8 Gran Coupe is painted in a blue-green called Salève Vert, after the name of a mountain above Geneva. Within the headlights, the lighting technology familiar from the M8 GTE endurance racer provides a dynamic, hexagonal interpretation of BMW's signature four-eyed front end, distilling elements of modern-day motor sport and luxurious quality into its inner details.

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.

The rear view is dominated by the slim taillights, two M twin exhaust tailpipes, and the massive diffuser.

"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".

Unveiled at the Geneva show today, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe shows the company's full hand for the first time.

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And the 8 Series' main rival is already waiting for the Bavarian model to arrive.

"With this auto we want to reach people who are looking for something special and who want to stand out from the crowd. Here, BMW M is unmistakably taking luxury out of its comfort zone".

The concept shows extreme surface play, but while such a description could also be used for the Bangle era BMWs, the styling cues we have here are overly appealing. Would your money go on the Gran Coupe or would you prefer to the upcoming M8?

We can't imagine how it could possibly outdo the tech and feature-rich Seven, so we're guessing the Eights will adopt much of the current flagship's gizmos and further the luxuriousness factor with fancier interior materials and more bespoke customer build processes.