2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The new BMW M8 Gran Coupe is the 4-door version of the recently-revealed 8-Series concept. The flagship BMW is aimed to rival the Aston Martin Rapide, Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe and even the Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

The upcoming 8-Series lineup includes Coupe, Convertible and 4-Door variants. The base 8-Series will be powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six engine (both petrol and diesel).

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2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

There will be two M-variants of the 8-Series. The base M8 will get a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 while the top variant and the flagship BMW will get a 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12.

2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

Both the engines will produce upwards of 500bhp and 600Nm of torque. The M8 Gran Coupe is expected to have the same All-Wheel-Drive system as in the new BMW M5.

2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

From the looks, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept looks more production-ready than the 8-Series concept. The car features a new design for the iconic BMW kidney-grille, large air dams, sharp headlamps with DRLs and a strong shoulder line.

2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

The doors get frameless windows. The 5-spoke ‘star-shaped' alloys look really good, but they are too large to make it into production. The BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept gets an integrated ducktail too.

2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

The aggressive rear bumper of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe gets quad-exhausts. The LED cluster in the taillamps looks neat and modern.

2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

The BMW 8-Series is set to be launched later this year. The M8 Gran Coupe, on the other hand, will be launched only by mid-2019.

Thoughts On The BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept

2018 Geneva Motor Show: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled — Specs, Features & Images

With the new M8 Gran Coupe, BMW aims to enter into the ultra-premium segment which is ruled by Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The V12 engine proposed for the M8 Gran Coupe powers the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Dawn. If the production version looks anything close to this, BMW might have another winner in their portfolio.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 15:02 [IST]
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