BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept revealed, production version confirmed

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

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

In the words of Adrian van Hooydonk, the M8 Gran Coupe will be " the most exotic and alluring variant of the new BMW 8 Series". It has debuted today at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 so expect some live photos later in the day from the show floor!

The new 8 Series has already been confirmed for production in coupe form, but this is the first time we've seen a new 8 with four doors.

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

Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new passenger cars is included in the following guideline: Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which can be obtained free of charge from all dealerships and at http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html. Why they don't just show the actual M8 Gran Coupe, is beyond me, but if it looks anything like the show vehicle, I don't care. Wider kidney grilles and flared air intakes make for an ultra-aggressive front end, a theme which continues throughout the design, culminating in a ducktail spoiler and quad exhausts at the rear of the auto.

BMW will launch the 8 Series Gran Coupe and M8 Gran Coupe in 2019.

"The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is created to stir things up, to polarize - it should move you emotionally", said Domagoj Dukec, BMW's Vice President of Design for the M and i divisions. Moving along the side, the long wheelbase is evident with a short rear. Also included is an aggressive-looking bumper and quad exhaust-pipe treatment to be adopted by the performance-oriented M8 version of the new 4-door model.

"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".

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