BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Spied

Brian Williams over at Spiedbilde (and not Autoblog, or RFD, or any of the other sites with their name emblazed across the photos) spied the new BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe out testing with minimal camouflage.  Even with the tape over the BMW badge, it’s pretty obvious what we’re looking at here.  The new 8-series, which is clearly an even numbered car, thus denoting a 2-door, will be obviously called a Gran Coupe, even though it will, in fact, have four doors.  As you can see below.

It’s a big four door a well, the overall length of the 8-series sedan will be much closer to that of midsize pick-up than much else in the BMW showroom.  Read headroom aside, I’m a big fan of the 4-door coupe concept.  The initial BMW implementation of that genre wasn’t a big hit, but lately their 4-door 2-doors have been pretty impressive.  This spy shot, likely of an M850i looks like more of a good thing.

BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe

BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe