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      02-28-2018, 11:07 AM   #1
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Check out the first official teaser for the upcoming BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Concept!

“Stay tuned. More to come in Geneva next week,” says BMW.

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Looks ala Aston Martin or Jaguar...
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Unfortunately it would seem that the new BMW doesn't seem to follow it's concepts as closely in the past. Makes this announcement less exciting.
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Unfortunately it would seem that the new BMW doesn't seem to follow it's concepts as closely in the past. Makes this announcement less exciting.
I agree...we have many many miles to travel before we actually see the true form... the real news is simply that there will be a gran coupe.. which is awesome. The 6 series GC looked fantastic and from the shapes that I believe I can see under the camo of the M8... the front hood lines look unique. I have a feeling both the 8 coupe and gran coupe will be outstanding.
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Aston Rapide territory. It wont sell. Why they do this? They push into a price bracket that others will stay away from. Aha Halo car perhaps.
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Unfortunately it would seem that the new BMW doesn't seem to follow it's concepts as closely in the past. Makes this announcement less exciting.
Do you mean build a gorgeous concept car everybody loves and wants and then go into production with something that looks very different?
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Does anyone knows when the production 8 series will be unveiled? Not the grand coupe, the regular 8
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Will it be a first supersport car of Bmw or not?
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Unfortunately it would seem that the new BMW doesn't seem to follow it's concepts as closely in the past. Makes this announcement less exciting.
We'll pretty much know what it'll look like once the 8 Coupe shows it's true face
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Aston Rapide territory. It wont sell. Why they do this? They push into a price bracket that others will stay away from. Aha Halo car perhaps.
Rapide is going Electric so I am assuming this will too at some point.

Will it sell? There is greater chance than zero that it will sell!
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Aston Rapide territory. It wont sell. Why they do this? They push into a price bracket that others will stay away from. Aha Halo car perhaps.
Not really, the Rapide was over $200k. This will probably be between $100k-$150k, more expensive than the 6GC but not twice as expensive.

I think these cars make emotional purchases so where something like an M760i is a narrow niche, this may sell better. We’ll see...

Not for me, but I wish them success.
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I like the sleek profile. I'd wish it was sleek like the old 8 and not super bulky. But then again, I'm sure it's a lot of extra safety components that make it big.
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Check out the first official teaser for the upcoming BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Concept!

“Stay tuned. More to come in Geneva next week,” says BMW.

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Incredible. Can't wait!
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This is a computer generated image, not even a real physical concept.
Judging by what they've done to the 8 series concept to 8 series production..this kind of marketing BS pisses me off.
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Unfortunately it would seem that the new BMW doesn't seem to follow it's concepts as closely in the past. Makes this announcement less exciting.
So true and so disappointing. BMW's concept cars used to be near production ready, maybe only showing stylized rear-view mirrors and over-sized wheels. But the 8 Series and Z4 Concepts changes all of that. BMW is now over-promising and under-delivering.
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The image above seems to show a full-blown concept-car akin to the previous 2 door concept, according to the again exaggerated ducktail trunklid. Which would be very weird if we assume the toned down production 2 door will also simultaneously be unveiled at Geneva.

So either a true concept-car 8er GC will be unveiled at Geneva while the production 2 door will skip the show, which seems quite unlikely given the latter has already been teased for a while. Or the image above is just a stylized sketch of what will actually be an almost production-ready show-car 8er GC, akin to the 6er GC Concept back in 2010, but this too would be quite strange if it's unveiled alongside the actual production 2 door...

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It's a shame the 6-series is now a fat turd.
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So true and so disappointing. BMW's concept cars used to be near production ready, maybe only showing stylized rear-view mirrors and over-sized wheels. But the 8 Series and Z4 Concepts changes all of that. BMW is now over-promising and under-delivering.
Yeah it's pretty crazy. Not even 3-4 yrs ago BMW's concepts were near mirror images of the production models.
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