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BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept - Geneva 2018's prettiest concept?

BMW M8 Gran Coupe concept - Geneva 2018's prettiest concept?

BMW previewed an alluring flagship in the form of the 8 Series concept previous year, but the M8 Gran Coupe concept is even more jaw-dropping with its two extra doors, M touches, and gold exterior accents. Shown in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show, this concept is living up to the letter: more of everything.

The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe shares many design cues with the first concept, including the shape of the kidney grilles.

The Concept vehicle is finished in a rich green paint that BMW calls Salève Vert, which colour shifts to greyish blue in changing light. BMW gave the Concept M8 Gran Coupe an incredibly unique paint job that'll likely be an acquired taste for most.

"The 8-Series will be the next model in the expansion of our luxury-car offering and will raise the benchmark in the segment", Krueger says.

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In the same way Range Rover's SV Coupe is trying to reach a new breed of buyer that wants something "different", BMW claims its Concept M8 Gran Coupe wants to appeal to people who want to stand out from the crowd. Wider kidney grilles and flared air intakes make for an ultra-aggressive front end, a theme which continues throughout the design, culminating in a ducktail spoiler and quad exhausts at the rear of the vehicle.

Seems like a pretty heavy hint, though the Concept Gran Coupe's own press release describes how the "muscular flared wheel arches offer a visual expression of the power working through the rear axle". Moving along the side, the long wheelbase is evident with a short rear.

From the cold war of the German automotive industry, the BMW M8 Grand Coupe Concept is Munich's answer to the Porsche Panamera, and Mercedes-AMG's soon-to-be-revealed GT-based sedan. Also included is an aggressive-looking bumper and quad exhaust-pipe treatment to be adopted by the performance-oriented M8 version of the new 4-door model.


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