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Looking at the size of the kidney grills on the old 8 series and now makes me
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https://www.motor1.com/news/297307/b...ries-gc-spied/

BMW is making some changes to its Gran Coupe family by adding a 2 Series GC and promoting the 6 Series GC to the revitalized 8 Series family. Today, we’re able to share some fresh images of the bigger swoopy sedan carrying less camouflage than ever before while undergoing testing on the streets of Munich in Germany. However, don’t get too excited since the disguise has come off the prototype’s front fascia to reveal what basically everyone was expecting: a design inherited from the 8 Series Coupe.

Nevertheless, it’s nice to see more of the car’s metal, a car which may very well be the hot M850i version judging by the blue brake calipers behind those large alloy wheels. The pair of massive exhaust finishers at the back housing the quad tips is identical to what you’ll see on the two-door coupe in the M Performance guise. The front bumper appears to have been virtually carried over from the coupe, so there are enough reasons to believe this is the M850i.

If that’s the case, the prototype had a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine underneath its long and imposing hood. With 523 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque at its disposal, the M850i Gran Coupe will have enough punch to go after the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7 Sportback, and the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. Should that not be enough, a fully fledged M8 GC is in the works and it should hit the 600-hp mark with ease.

BMW will introduce the 8 Series Gran Coupe next year in this M850i flavor along with probably a diesel-fueled 840d derivative for European markets. As for the top dog, the M8 with rear doors, we’ll probably have to wait until 2020 when it will join the coupe and cabrio body styles.




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u wot M8?

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Based on the trunk cut out, it seems this 8GC will remain a real "sedan" instead of having a hatch to compete with Mercedes and Porsche.... Interesting choice.
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The CLS is a 'sedan' as well, and I think more of an 8 competitor than the AMG GT 4-door.
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Oh yah ever since the introduction of AMG GT 4 door, i already forgot that CLS still exist. But unless BMW is thinking building a 7GT or 8GT, they dont have a model to compete in the large hatchbatch segment.
That does NOT sound like the BMW i know who wants to compete in every niche segment there is.

Wait i hope BMW is not looking. I did not just give them more ideas
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The AMG GT is more E-class size, I think. So not 7/S huge. But the Panamera isn't a giant either....
I'm curious which MB survives this run, the CLS or GT? They seem a bit redundant to each other.
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We should update the total number of vehicles BMW has for sale. I think it was around 105 different variants the last time I checked lol
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The AMG GT is more E-class size, I think. So not 7/S huge. But the Panamera isn't a giant either....
I'm curious which MB survives this run, the CLS or GT? They seem a bit redundant to each other.

M850 is huge and it is a significantly smaller than both Panamera and AMG GT 4dr.

M850i
Length, Overall (in)191.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)74.9
Height, Overall (in)53

Panamera is huge 199-205″ L x 76″ W x 56″ H

AMG GT 4 door: Length5,054 mm (199.0 in)[2]Width1,953 mm (76.9 in)Height1,4421,455 mm (56.857.3 in)
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We should update the total number of vehicles BMW has for sale. I think it was around 105 different variants the last time I checked lol
Globally? i dont wanna do the math.. i am sure someone has done it already.

Also dont forget more models are coming out soon. 2 Series GC, X2 M35i and i am sure many other new variants that nobody asked for.
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