New information about the 8er Gran Coupe!
BMW implements its study from 2018 and brings the 8 Series as a four-door Gran Coupe. How To Cars has new information and the teaser.
Patent drawing shows the Gran Coupe
A patent drawing has already shown how the Gran Coupé could look undisguised. The drawing that has appeared in Brazil is not very detailed – but an 8 with two additional doors is clearly recognizable. A concrete view of the production model gave BMW already in March 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show. There, the Munich showed a near-series study of the M8 Gran Coupe. Powerful carbon air inlets at the front provide fresh air in the engine compartment. Yellow headlamps in the style of the M8 GTE pay tribute to touring cars of yesteryear. The wide BMW kidneys are pulled together in the middle and are made of gold in a flip-flop lacquer. Depending on the viewing angle, this changes between the shades of gray-blue and green.
M8 Gran Coupe Concept: long wheelbase, short overhangs
Long wheelbase, long bonnet, short tail – the proportions of the M8 Gran Coupe are consistent. The window frames are held in gold, as are the kidneys. In the wheel arches, black and gold bicolour rims spread. The duck tail at the rear extends the trunk upwards and provides more downforce on the rear axle. Tinted taillights, deep grooves in the bumper and four golden tailpipes underline the sporty and masculine appearance.
Up to 650 hp in the M8 Gran Coupe possible
The Gran Coupe will share the engine portfolio with the 8 Series Coupe. Its temporary top engine is the 530 hp 4.4-liter V8 in the M850i xDrive. The engine comes in its fundamentals from the current M5. The biturbo unit will also be used in the M8. However, it will once again get a significant power boost and ultimately distribute more than 600 horsepower on all four wheels. As in the M5, the driver can switch to pure rear-wheel drive at the touch of a button. If BMW decides to offer the Gran Coupe as M8 Competition, this should make about 650 hp. Although BMW describes the 8 Series as a true sports car, it is also untypically available as a diesel. The four-door version of the 8 Series announces BMW for 2019.