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BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe Is A New Take On Luxury

BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe Is A New Take On Luxury

That said, the Concept M8 Gran Coupe is not your typical, fly-under-the-radar executive sedan.

"The BMW 8 Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW lineup and, as such, combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance", says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.

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

"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.




The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe has been revealed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show and brings with it an insight into how the German brand's cars will look in the future. Although billed as a concept, BMW officials say the new auto is closer to production readiness than the earlier Concept 8-Series was when it was revealed a year ago.

As such, BMW says this auto is further proving the brand's intent to make the 8 Series be the flagship of the brand and usher in a new design language. "Here, BMW M is unmistakably taking luxury out of its comfort zone". Why they don't just show the actual M8 Gran Coupe, is beyond me, but if it looks anything like the show auto, I don't care. Moving along the side, the long wheelbase is evident with a short rear.

The surface details on the hood and doors also reinforce the performance flavor of the concept, which wears a Saleve Vert paint finish that appears to switch from grayish blue to green under different lighting conditions.

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. "The contours of the radiator grille kidneys broaden as they descend toward the road, emphasising the car's low center of gravity". The air intakes are cast in carbonfibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP).

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