BMW Shows off M8 Grand Coupe Concept

by Lawrence Cooper March 7, 2018, 7:19
BMW Shows off M8 Grand Coupe Concept

The M8 Grand Coupe Concept would give BMW a means to rival the anticipated AMG GT 4 Door Coupe, but also put them in clear contention with Porsche's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8-powered Panamera saloon. We are, of course, talking about the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door, which has just landed at the Swiss event that marked the introduction of the BMW M concept auto.

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

The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe shares many design cues with the first concept, including the shape of the kidney grilles.

The Concept M8 Gran Coupe shows off the latest BMW design elements, some of which might make production; the large coupe/sedan features a huge front fascia with exaggerated everything and a fastback profile leading to a duck-tail trunk lid. The Affalterbach-bred sports sedan gets a.

Gone are the days of purist understatement in the global luxury market. "Here, BMW M is unmistakably taking luxury out of its comfort zone".

The long wheelbase of the concept is nearly dwarfed by the large features of the front fascia, meant to communicate a sense of performance, with the sleek line of the greenhouse skipping the flat plane roof of the 7-Series.

Just like how the all-new CLS and A-Class helped Mercedes introduce a new design language to the range, so will the 8-Series help BMW to the same. 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 vehicle.

The i8 Roadster and the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid are due out this year, and three battery-electric vehicle (BEV) models have also been confirmed - the all-electric MINI in 2019, the all-electric BMW X3 in 2020 and the BMW iNEXT into 2021, so the BMW i4 will possibly arrive sometime in 2022. The air intakes are cast in carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP).

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