- Four-door luxury sports car
- Shows off BMW’s new styling approach
- Looks ahead to the new 8 Series range
The future of BMW: the Concept M8 Gran Coupe
BMW previews a new performance version of the forthcoming flagship model for its range, in the form of an M8 Gran Coupe concept.
BMW has already shown off a concept version of the two-door 8 series, but this is the first look at how the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class rival will look as a four-door coupe.
The concept gives a look at what the face of the 8 Series will look like when it goes on sale in 2019, with the new angular kidney-shaped grilles, and the headlights that borrow styling impressions from the M8 GTE endurance racing car.
As this is a concept car we can’t really expect huge amounts of technical details, and we don’t get any. Instead, BMW talks a lot about the look of the car, highlighting elements such as the gold-coloured graphics, wheel rims and brakes.
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.
If you want concrete details on the final version of the new 8 Series Gran Coupe and its M8 equivalent, you’ve got a bit longer to wait – the final versions will be presented ‘during the course of 2019’, at which point they will complete the new 8 Series family.