GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
Bavarian flagship M8 gets even grander
Racy four-door coupe gains space, tech and power to replace 6 Series Gran Coupe
Bad news: BMW is in the process of killing off its 6 Series models. Good news: it’s replacing them with the 8 Series. Not only that, but the Concept M8 Gran Coupe will arrive in 2019 as the flagship of the BMW range, topping even the traditional 7 Series king in price, luxury and equipment. It will go on sale with a standard 8 Series Gran Coupe powered by mild-hybrid six-cylinder petrol and diesel power, along with a faster, angrier M8 based on this production car. The Bavarian brand showed the Salève Vert green Concept M8 Gran Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show this week, delivering a swooping four-door version of the two-door coupe it showed early in 2017. While the 8 Series coupe was shown first at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza, it chose the most prestigious motoring stage in Europe for the four-seat Concept M8 Gran Coupe. "The BMW 8 Series will take over as the new flagship model of the BMW line-up and combines unsurpassed sportiness and elegance," says Adrian van Hooydonk, t...