BMW is set to extend the 8 Series range with a four-door Gran Coupe version، and new spyshots show the car with minimal disguise، as Car News said.
The model takes over from the market position occupied by the old 6 Series Gran Coupe، and is directly aimed at cars such as the Porsche Panamera and Mercedes-Benz CLS. It's shares its mechanicals and underpinnings with the 8 Series coupe، but with an extended wheelbase and raised roofline offering more passenger and luggage room.
The new spy images show the design is a familiar adaptation of the coupe and convertible، with the undisguised front end looking largely identical and a recognisable rear shape. It's not clear yet، however، whether two or three rear seats will be offered - the coupe is a strict two-seater. The engine range of the Gran Coupe will also mirror the rest of the 8 Series range، with a 316bhp 840d diesel entry point and the 532bhp M850i xDrive both available from launch. Later on a flagship M8 version will be offered، using a 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 producing upwards of 600bhp. It's not clear yet if the even more powerful M8 Competition will transfer to four-door form، but at the bottom of the range we should see a lower-powered petrol eventually offered.