BMW unveiled its 8 Series Gran Coupe a year after it leaked online and left fans impatiently waiting.
The German company revealed the M8 models in both coupe and convertible before the leak but there are questions over when the M8 Gran Coupe will be displayed. The car is expected to debut soon and, given what's already known, it should only provide confirmation.
If BMW sticks to the model people have become used to, then for sure, the Gran Coupe will be unveiled before the end of this year.
The upcoming M8's engine is already known to be an S63 4.4-liter twin-turbo mill, like the coupe and convertible siblings. It will go up to 600 horsepower in competition trim but will boast 625 hp and 533 pound-feet of torque.
The Gran Coupe will bear the design of the other models as well. The rendering, made by X-Tomi Design, seems to have it all down. The car will be fitted with a different front bumper and bigger air intakes at the sides and a new grille with the M8 badge. The front fenders will share the same gills as the coupe and the side mirrors will bear the traditional M design. The wheels should be shared too, but it's possible that BMW uses a different style for the Gran Coupe.
As for the new car's rear, a different diffuser and four tailpipes will probably be all that stands out as it relates tot he other models.
It could also get topped off with a carbon fiber roof, which wouldn't be bad at all. Meanwhile, the trunk could be fitted with a spoiler to complete the sporty look.
The M8 Gran Coupe is expected to be quite the looker. Of course, it could differ from the photo above, but it shouldn't be that significant.