This could be one of the best-looking BMW M cars yet.
We’re potentially a few months away from the reveal of the first ever BMW M8 in history. While the automaker has officially confirmed a high-performance M8 Coupe is coming, we also know a more practical Gran Coupe variant is on the cards thanks to spy shots sent to us last month.
After being spotted cruising the streets, the M8 Gran Coupe has now been spied going for a spin in the snow during winter weather testing in Sweden. Even though it’s covered in camouflage, it’s clear that the M8 Gran Coupe will be a very sleek but-sporty-looking machine. This is going to be the four-door BMW M8 of our dreams.
Compared to the regular 8 Series, the M version can be easily distinguished by its more aggressive front air intakes, beefier brakes, darkened kidney grille, and quad exhaust system, while lowered suspension brings it closer to the ground.
Under the hood, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe will be powered by the same 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 as the regular 8 Series Coupe and its Convertible sibling. In the flagship M8, power is expected to increase from 523 hp to around 600 hp, and there could also be an even more powerful Competition variant with around 630 hp on tap to overtake the M5 Competition as BMW's flagship performance car.
As for when the M8 Gran Coupe will debut, it’s probably going to be a long wait considering the regular 8 Series Gran Coupe hasn’t been officially revealed yet. BMW has confirmed the covers are coming off the M8 Coupe this year, so we aren’t expecting to see the four-door Gran Coupe version debut until either later this year or in early 2020. From what we’ve seen so far, it should be well worth the wait – this could be one of the best-looking BMW M cars yet.