Behold an unprecedented symbiosis between sophistication and athleticism. Drawing inspiration from the sophisticated 8 Series and the athleticism of the M8 GTE gran tourer, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept unites the disparate worlds of modern luxury and classic motor racing. Read ahead as we find out how the concept car represents a new facet of luxury -- extremely sporty, extravagant, and polarizing.
A glance at its profile leaves no doubt: the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept is a performance machine. The long hood, flowing roofline, and shortened rear create an appearance of high-performance aggression and luxurious aspiration that’s simultaneously unique and unmistakable.
The supremely striking impression of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept is enhanced by the exclusive graduated paint finish Salève Vert. Green and blue tones shimmer in an elegant interplay reminiscent of the Northern Lights, creating beautiful colours from every angle. And the unique 21” M light-alloy wheels make an unshakable impression. The star-shaped double spokes feature a two-toned gold and black finish – a perfect offset to the iridescent colours of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept.
A TESTAMENT TO AMBITION
From the M twin tailpipes to the M double-bar kidney grille, the concept car shows off its performance potential. The iconic M design elements, including M gills and M brake callipers, are finished in beautiful matte gold to showcase the unique character of the vehicle.
Racing heritage and luxury lineage the twin traits of classic racing design and high-class luxury are the very DNA of the Gran Coupe. Hexagonal headlights evoke the muscular performance of the BMW M8 GTE; graceful, flowing lines from kidney grille to roofline recall the beauty of the BMW 8 Series.
The M8 Gran Coupe and its lesser known sibling, the 8-series Gran Coupe, will be powered by a range of six-and eight-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The M8’s twin-turbo V-8 will make at least 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque—after all, it can’t lag behind the M5— channelled to all four wheels through a rear-biased all-wheel - drive system. That’s “more” than the predecessor’s rear-wheel-drive setup.