BMW Teases What Might Be A Four-Door 8 Series

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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:

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.

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

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