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Munich, Germany- March 6, 2018... The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe illustrates the meaning behind the letter “M” at BMW in impressive style: it stands for “more”, more of everything. As well as dynamic excellence, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe embodies a new facet of luxury for the BMW brand – ultra-sporty, extrovert and polarising.

“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,” says Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design. “The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe offers a look ahead to the most exotic and alluring variant of the new BMW 8 Series.”

Symbol of a unique understanding of luxury.
The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is more than simply a luxury sports car with four doors. It symbolises a new and unique understanding of luxury. “The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe is designed to stir things up, to polarise – it should move you emotionally,” explains Domagoj Dukec, Vice President Design BMW M and BMW i. “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.” Like the BMW Concept 8 Series before it, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe shows off BMW’s new design language, headlined by expressive surfacing that accentuates the car’s dynamism more vividly than before through its bodywork. A small number of precise character lines underline the graphic arrangement of the surfaces.

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The front end: a promise of dynamic talent to quicken the pulse.
Low to the road and broad in stance, the eye-catching front end of the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe delivers an immediate promise of an exceptional performance experience. The muscular surfaces and precise contours of the bonnet hint at the driving capability bubbling intently under the skin.

The face of the new BMW 8 Series is evident in the new Concept’s front-end graphic. The contours of the radiator grille kidneys broaden as they descend towards the road, emphasising the car’s low centre of gravity. As on early BMW coupes, the kidney elements are linked by an unbroken grille surround, creating a large single element. The headlights are positioned slightly higher than the kidneys and give them the impression of sitting lower, which further emphasizes the car’s closeness to the asphalt. In contrast, the gold-coloured kidney surround brings an added air of exclusivity to the front end. Within the headlights, the lighting technology familiar from the M8 GTE endurance racer provides a dynamic, hexagonal interpretation of BMW’s signature four-eyed front end, distilling elements of modern-day motor sport and luxurious quality into its inner details. Meanwhile, brawny air intakes in carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) guide the air to where it is required.

The side – elegance meets powerful precision.
Even when viewed from a distance, the proportions of the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe radiate the car’s dynamic character. A long wheelbase, long bonnet, flowing roofline and short tail create an elegantly sporty coupe silhouette. The emotionally rich surfacing reaches a climax in the car’s shoulders around the C-pillars, north of the rear wheels. Here, the roof flows into the rear by means of elegantly sculpted fins. Lower down, the muscular flared wheel arches offer a visual expression of the power working through the rear axle. The smooth transitions between surfaces exude a certain sensuousness, while the heavy tapering of the car’s shoulders combines with a wide track to bring extra definition and athleticism. Being every inch the BMW M car, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe has a roof made from CFRP – which lowers the car’s centre of gravity both visually and physically – and aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors.

The Salève Vert paint finish, whose colour appears to change from green to greyish blue in different lights, creates a hugely effective surface composition and teams up with the gold-coloured window graphic, hallmark M gills, gold-coloured brakes, wheel rims and M twin exhaust tailpipes to give the car a head-turning, all-new look.

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The rear packs an imposing presence.
The rear of the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe oozes the dynamic élan and visual impact for which M is renowned, and the wide track and flared wheel arches hint at the car’s performance capability. Horizontal lines break up the rear end stylistically, allowing the area below the rear spoiler to catch more light and adding extra visual agility. At the outer edges, the slim, sculpted rear lights with black glass covers underscore the car’s wide stance on the road. Below them, the bumper picks up the front apron’s dynamic theme. The prominent diffuser and two sets of familiar M twin exhaust tailpipes together send out a clear message of absolute performance.

Looking ahead.
The striking exterior of the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe combines the core values of BMW M with elegance and luxury to create a new and captivating form, and reveals a new and exciting facet of BMW M. The new model sees the BMW Group looking ahead to the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and BMW M8 Gran Coupe, which will be presented during the course of 2019 and round off the BMW 8 Series family.




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      03-06-2018, 11:46 AM   #2
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why concept for god sake. the production car looks nothing like this again
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why concept for god sake. the production car looks nothing like this again
As with all BMW "M" concepts, I believe this is pretty much the production version, except door handles and side mirrors. Just look at past M3s concepts, and 8er spy pics.
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why concept for god sake. the production car looks nothing like this again
As with all BMW "M" concepts, I believe this is pretty much the production version, except door handles and side mirrors. Just look at past M3s concepts, and spy pics.
Agree, this is very close, I can see the coupe production in here too by looking back the the distortion leaked photos. The front is super agressive.
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I just hope they don't disappoint on the interior and I'm sold. Any idea when this is coming out? Probably M2020?
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Very awesome but will cost as much as a Panamera.

Also, Mercedes beat BMW to the punch today by unveiling their full production AMG-GT 4-Door Coupe with 630hp. I just hope the production M8 Gran Coupe will "bring it." I do wonder if it'll be any lighter than the F90 M5 also.
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OMG, is that a German Aston Martin?
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Very awesome but will cost as much as a Panamera.

Also, Mercedes beat BMW to the punch today by unveiling their full production AMG-GT 4-Door Coupe with 630hp. I just hope the production M8 Gran Coupe will "bring it." I do wonder if it'll be any lighter than the F90 M5 also.
I remember reading somewhere that this, unlike the 6er, will be based on the g11, so probably it has carbon core. Not sure if it'll make it any lighter though, looks pretty big.
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5 doors not complaining the 8 GC is just twice as good as a four
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That rear... terrible.

Front and side are very gorgeous though
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Very awesome but will cost as much as a Panamera.

Also, Mercedes beat BMW to the punch today by unveiling their full production AMG-GT 4-Door Coupe with 630hp. I just hope the production M8 Gran Coupe will "bring it." I do wonder if it'll be any lighter than the F90 M5 also.
I remember reading somewhere that this, unlike the 6er, will be based on the g11, so probably it has carbon core. Not sure if it'll make it any lighter though, looks pretty big.
If the M8 Gran Coupe got Carbon Core that would be a game changer. Definitely would be the benchmark in that case.
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This car is gorgeous. If you stood this next to the new AMG Gt 4 door (which is a great looking car) and the Panamera (meh?) it truly looks exotic and next generation. This is a design that is aggressive, and inspiring. It's not the same old look as the competitors have essentially presented its fresh and its mean. The thing looks like it's moving while standing still.
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I'm not a fan of the tinted rear lights and the weird yellow in the headlights, but I'll allow it since those probably won't make it to the production. Love that they launched it in green though, hopefully that means the color will start making its way through their model lineup!
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Beautiful design from the BMW Design Team, I hope they continue with this design language going forward. It works for future BMW cars/vehicles. It's more aggressive, sleeker and what is needed for the going forward.


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