BMW M8 Gran Coupe Con­cept

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AFTER mul­ti­ple false starts over the years, BMW is fi­nally se­ri­ous about tak­ing on Mercedes-amg at the top end of Sporty Town. The M8 Con­cept is a slightly more edgy, an­gu­lar rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the com­pany’s per­for­mance flag­ship due late this year, and will pro­vide a ri­val for the heavy-hit­ting AMG GT four door (left). BMW hasn’t re­vealed me­chan­i­cal de­tails, but we un­der­stand the M8 will run a higher-out­put ver­sion of the M5’s 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, torque-con­ver­tor auto, and switch­able all-wheel drive. As the for the rest of the 8 Se­ries range, ex­pect it to closely fol­low the pow­er­train line-up of the 7 Se­ries: six-cylin­der turbo-diesels and petrols to open, a hy­brid, a V8, and an M-badged V12 op­tion to lord over them all. AW

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