"The BMW 8-Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW lineup and, as such, combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance", said Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice president BMW Group Design.
The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe shares the spotlight with the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe, which was reveled in production form in Geneva. "With this vehicle we want to reach people who are looking for something special and who want to stand out from the crowd", Domagoj Dukec, vice president of Design BMW M, said in a statement. Expected to hit dealerships next year, the 8 Series replaces the 6 Series, which was axed last year due to sluggish sales.
The side reveals the Concept M8 Gran Coupe's long wheelbase and bonnet, flowing roofline, as well as the short tail.
"The Salève Vert paint finish, whose colour appears to change from green to greyish blue in different lights, creates a hugely effective surface composition and teams up with the gold-coloured window graphic, hallmark M gills, gold-coloured brakes, wheel rims and M twin exhaust tailpipes to give the auto a head-turning, all-new look, " the press release states.
The car's striking green paint job is called Sal ve Vert, and according to BMW, it can also appear grayish blue in different lights. 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. Within the headlights, the lighting technology familiar from the M8 GTE endurance racer provides a dynamic, hexagonal interpretation of BMW's signature four-eyed front end, distilling elements of modern-day motor sport and luxurious quality into its inner details. The roof, made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic, slopes down to a large fin on the trunk.
Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea
Professor Petley said there was an urgent need to assess the risk of collapse and determine how many people lived downstream. Oil Search has committed US$5 million in cash to support disaster relief efforts, while Santos will donate US$200 000.
EPL: Arsenal players exhausted of listening to Wenger
Nearly at the stroke, he rolled into a follow up sentence with the confession: "I've never lost this many games on the trot". Arsenal's next big test is against AC Milan in a clash of the old European heavyweights, in the UEFA Europa League .
BJP to be part of Nagaland Govt
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) was in power in Tripura for more than two decades. My honest thanks to each and every Congress worker who toiled for the party.
Saudi Arabia Condemns French Embassy Attack In Burkina Faso
A gunman who attacked the military headquarters was wearing the uniform of the national army, according to a security source . Burkina Faso's army has released the names of the eight members of the security force who were killed in the attacks.