BMW M8 Gran Coupe Puts On A Production-Ready Blue Suit

One of the main premieres at this year’s Geneva Motor Show is the BMW M8 Gran Coupe. Brought to the largest motoring event of the year in concept form, it will headline the upcoming luxury four-door coupe that will be launched after the two-door.

Nobody outside the company knows exactly when the all-new M8 Gran Coupe will be launched, but once ready, it will face some stiff competition from the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. Affalterbach’s take on this niche is ready, and it also made its debut in Geneva but in production form, so it will arrive before the BMW to challenge the likes of the Porsche Panamera.

Using the concept as a starting point, Aksyonov Nikita has taken a shot at what the production M8 Gran Coupe might look like. It sports a blue shade, realistic windows without the dark tint look, door handles and larger side mirrors, and does away with the yellowish headlights and gold trim on the kidney grille and wheels.

M versions of the coupe and convertible 8-Series are also expected, and all three will probably share the new M5’s powertrain. The twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 makes 600PS (592hp) and 750Nm (553lb-ft) of torque in the M5, but it’s unknown whether the M8 will have an identical output.

  • alexxx

    Much much better looking then AMG gt4

    • LWOAP

      Technically it’s the GT four door coupe. I still think it’s a silly name.

  • nastinupe

    Looks nice in this color. That green was hideous. I don’t know who “green lighted” that idea. get it… green lighted lol. I crack myself up sometimes.

    But no, seriously, this is a handsome sedan/ coupe… whatever it is.

  • Some ol’ bloke

    Great

  • LJ

    Beautiful car, but it needs to ditch the generic looking window silhouette and go with the traditional BMW hofmeister kink instead.

    • MultiKdizzle

      Right? Isn’t that Maserati’s C-pillar?

    • Ary Wisesa

      Agree with you. It lost the usual charm of BMW’s own signature. I just don’t understand why they decided to drop that design icon from their flagship. Hofmeister kink is one of the most iconic and well-known design element in the automotive history. It has very strong association with BMW. Just show a hofmeister kink picture to anyone who know cars quite well, ans ask them “What is the brand of this car?” Almost surely she/he could tell that it’s a BMW.

      Bad decision I think. 🙁

  • GobbleUp

    First good looking bmw in many years.
    Does it weight 4,400lbs though and sound bad?

    • Elpatore

      The M6 Gran Coupe in the right color is SUBLIME.

  • Nordschleife

    I am torn on if I like that side vent piece but the rest looks decent.

  • LWOAP

    Based on the spy shots, I don’t see the M8 looking like this at all.

  • Bo Hanan

    I think its too big. The M6 Grand Coupe is so long it looks like a stretched limo. This will be bigger. And the coupe will be bigger than the existing fat 6-Series coupe. Why?!

  • 31/12/2999

    When I see at first I thought was a Maserati

  • David Peterson

    You morons need to stop calling four door anything a coupe. Without your tacit complicity, they couldn’t pull this absurdity off on the buying public.

    • MultiKdizzle

      I’d agree, but that ship has long-since sailed.

      • David Peterson

        Time for some push-back. I hate these semantic games they play. I guess if you’ve grown up w/o significant coupes in your life, this is possible.

  • erly5

    Looks pretty good imo.

  • Zandit75

    I’m no sure how he’s done it, but he’s taken the concept, and turned it into an Infinity!

  • Six Thousand Times

    The front valance on the show car was overdone so I expect that to be toned down for production.

  • Chad L

    GBoxx…. lol

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