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BMW Teases What Might Be A Four-Door 8 Series

Image: BMW
Image: BMW

BMW’s debuting a new car in Geneva next week, and—based on the automaker’s new teaser image—it will apparently have four doors, and possibly end up being the 8 Series Gran Coupe.

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The new BMW 8 Series is expected to launch sometime this year after its beautiful two-door concept debuted last spring. It wasn’t long after that debut that BMW Blog claimed a Gran Coupe four-door version was in the works, so that’s what I’m expecting to see in Geneva based on this cryptic tweet by Bayrische Motoren Werke:

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The shape definitely looks 8 Series-ish, and outlines of four doors are clearly visible. Since BMW is in the business of offering four-door versions of its two-doors, and calling them coupes, this makes sense.

BMW Blog guesses that the car in the image will be called the M8 Concept Gran Coupe, and that it will have a 600-ish horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 under the hood bolted to a ZF eight-speed.

Whether that’s true, we’ll find out in a week.

Sr. Technical Editor, Jalopnik. Always interested in hearing from auto engineers—email me. Cars: Willys CJ-2A ('48), Jeep J10 ('85), Jeep Cherokee ('79, '91, '92, '00), Jeep Grand Cherokee 5spd ('94).

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DISCUSSION

I know people like to complain about the crazy high number of variants BMW offers... but isnt it better to have more then less?

Same goes for Audi. Id rather have more choice to find the SPECIFIC one that fits me, not something that i would settle for, especially when spending this kind of money.