BMW finally unveiled the 8 Series Gran Coupe model after it was leaked online and after we spent about a year drooling over it, by watching videos of prototypes racing on the Nurburgring. Just before that, the Germans also unveiled the M8 models in Coupe and Convertible guises. The question on everyone’s mind right now is, rightfully, when will the M8 Gran Coupe be unveiled? To be honest, it’s just a matter of time and it will be just for confirmation of what we already know about the new four-door M car.
If BMW follows the same steps we’ve been getting used to, we’ll get to see the M8 Gran Coupe later this year. Furthermore, we already know what engine will be used. Under the hood of the new car will be the same S63 4.4-liter twin-turbo mill from its Coupe and Convertible brethren. In standard guise it will develop 600 HP while in Competition trim it will have 625 HP and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque.
The Gran Coupe will also share the same exterior design with the other models. That’s why this rendering, made by X-Tomi design, is basically spot on. The front end will get a different bumper, with larger air intakes to the sides, a new grille (with the M8 badge on it) and that’s about it. The front fenders will get the same gills as on the Coupe model, the side mirrors will have the traditional M design and the wheels might be shared as well, even though I do think BMW might use a different style for the Gran Coupe.
Round the back, four tailpipes and a different diffuser will make all the difference in the world for the trained eye and that’s about it. The M8 Gran Coupe might also get a carbon fiber roof and that’s a nice touch, if you ask me. The boot could get a spoiler too, to give off a more ‘athletic’ demeanor. It will be a good looking car this, no doubt about it.