BMW has released new images of the Concept Gran Coupe in its development stages, sparking speculation over whether the vehicle will return as the reincarnation of the famous 8-series luxury coupe.
With a whole new segment of luxurious, 4-door coupes opening up, BMW is eager to get a slice of the action and take on rivals like the Mercedes-Benz CLS, Porsche Panamera, Maserati Quattroporte and the upcoming Audi A7. The 8-Series would share a platform with the 5-Series and 7-Series, as well as the familiar lineup of six and eight cylinder engines. British magazine Autocar also reports that the car will set the course for BMW’s future styling direction, as marks an evolution from the radical “Bangle era” into a design language that features long, low and wide proportions, short overhangs and frameless doors.
Gallery: BMW Gran Coupe Development Photos