2018 Geneva: BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Unveiled
Following its official preview last week, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept has finally made its way to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show with an astonishing design language and the company`s latest technologies.
The concept previews the future M8 Gran Coupe which will become the direct competitor of the new Mercedes-AMG GT. As the carmakers stated, the ‘M’ badge stands for “more”, offering “a look ahead to the most exotic and alluring variant of the new BMW 8-Series.”
Once it will arrive on the market next year, the future M8 Gran Coupe will join the high-end 8-Series in a quest to become the most technologized coupes in the entire auto industry. And while we`re at it, Adrian van Hooydonk, BMW Vice President, has also stated:
“The BMW 8 Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW line-up and, as such, combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance. The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe offers a look ahead to the most exotic and alluring variant of the new BMW 8 Series.”
The design language of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept is extremely muscular and aggressive, dynamic and aerodynamically advanced. Domagoj Dukec, BMW M and BMW i Vice President of design, mentioned that:
“The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is designed to stir things up, to polarise – it should move you emotionally. With this car we want to reach people who are looking for something special and who want to stand out from the crowd. Here, BMW M is unmistakably taking luxury out of its comfort zone”
We are dealing here with a long wheelbase and long bonnet, flowing roofline, aggressive winglets and intakes, while the portruding kidney grilles enhance the model`s stance.
The concept also features a carbon fiber roof, tapered shoulders, traditional four-eyed headlight design and thin LED taillights, rear bumper with large vertical vents and integrated diffuser. The rear end also comes with quad-outlet exhausts that make the concept stand out.
As for performance, there aren`t any details released so far, but from what we already know, the M8 Gran Coupe might feature a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, the same found underneath the new M5. The latter one outptus 441 kW and 750 Nm of torque, so expect more on the M8 Gran Coupe. Stay tuned and don`t forget to check out the amazing media gallery below!