BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Shown in Geneva [w/Video]

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BMW has revealed a concept of the M8. It's imposing, wild and outright mean.

Take note to remember that what you see here in the images is just a concept and will be dulled down somewhat for final production. The 8 Series is the flagship model for BMW and the M8 the pinnacle of what the brand is capable of producing. Interestingly BMW doesn't care if you don't like how this M8 looks, “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. 

Some neat touches in the design include headlights that are positioned slightly higher than the kidneys and give them the impression of sitting lower, which further emphasizes the car’s low slung look. The roof is made from carbon fibre reinforced plastic, reducing weight and the centre of gravity. If you're wondering about the paint finish, the Salève Vert paint appears to change from green to grey/blue in certain light. It works in contrast with the gold coloured brakes, M gills and tailpipes to create a menacing looking machine.

No performance figures will be available for some time, but you can take a look at what we speculated a while back here. The M8 is likely to only make production in 2019, with the 8 Series Gran Coupe proceeding it.

BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept Video


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