BMW is not alone in its dedication to plastering the word "coupe" across all manner of four-door vehicles. It's a plague on the industry, an abdication of the values we once held dear—chiefly, that coupes have two doors. That said, the Concept M8 Gran Coupe that just debuted at the Geneva Motor show does look excellent. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below BMW says the concept car "offers a look ahead to the most alluring and exotic variant of the new BMW 8 Series." With its long hood, sleek roofline, powerful haunches, and kick-up trunk spoiler, it certainly embodies dynamism.And we especially love the color-shifting green paint with subtle gold-ish accents. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below No technical details were offered at the debut of the concept. BMW would only go so far as to say the design study "previews the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and BMW M8 Gran Coupe, which will be presented in 2019." While we're still a little grumpy at the proliferation of four-door … [Read more...] about BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe: The Abuse of the Word “Coupe” Continues
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Presented this evening at the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur is the BMW Luxury Excellence Pavilion, open from now until March 7. The steel and glass structure – which introduces Munich’s new corporate identity and black-and-white logo for elite models like the 7 Series and the upcoming 8 Series and X7 – plays host to the BMW Concept 8 Series, making its debut in the region here. As the name suggests, the Concept 8 Series previews the production 8 Series Coupé – the nameplate marks a return on a second-generation model after lying dormant for nearly two decades. The luxurious two-door will be one of three brand new vehicles coming this year, the others being the X7 SUV and Z4 roadster. The Concept 8 Series sports a more expressive design than what we’ve come to expect from BMW, with a broad, low stance and large, sweeping surfaces. The imposing front end is dominated by the massive double kidney grille conjoined by a chrome frame and featuring a … [Read more...] about BMW Concept 8 Series now on display at BMW Luxury Excellence Pavilion in Kuala Lumpur until March 7
Click to enlargeAs speculated from the teaser released by BMW Malaysia last month, the BMW Concept 8 Series will be showcased in Malaysia at an event set to happen from February 22. So, Malaysia won’t be hosting the world debut of the production BMW 8 Series after all!The sleek concept car’s appearance has been confirmed by a Facebook posting from BMW Malaysia, which is looking for registrations of interest. To attend the event, of course. The BMW Luxury Excellence Pavilion will be at KLCC from February 22 to March 7. It will be a one of a kind fascination programme to focus on desirability, exclusive experiences and progressive luxury, the company says. Click to enlarge“BMW Malaysia will be sharing its vision of luxury with the city of Kuala Lumpur. The experience will bring an emotionality defined by inspirational aesthetics as well as the joy of driving with the experience of freedom and self-determined individuality,” it added. The Concept 8 Series surfaced … [Read more...] about BMW Concept 8 Series coming to Malaysia this month
This is the Detroit auto show, right? So where are the concept cars -- the crazy, cool, or maybe clunky and clumsy experimental vehicles we used to have so much fun either faulting or falling in love with?Isn't Detroit supposed to positively detonate with ideas? If Tokyo's concepts were wacky and Geneva's gaudy, Detroit's were always brawny and brazen; head-turners like the Cadillac Sixteen.Where are the Cadillac and Chevy concepts of days gone by? Or maybe something fun and fashionable from Ford. Yes, Jeep does its Moab concepts each year, but why not some kind of conversation starter in Detroit, like the Gladiator of 2005?Nissan and Infiniti gave us two real concepts -- the Nissan Xmotion and the Infiniti Q Inspiration -- so a tip of the hat to the group's new design chief, Alfonso Albaisa.Lexus gave us the LS-1 Limitless, and Chinese maker GAC trotted out the Enverge crossover concept as it prepares to cross over the Pacific to our shores.Of course, all-out concept vehicles have … [Read more...] about Where are the cool concept cars in Detroit?
This week's snippets of automotive news include the Jaguar I-Pace, Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept car, autonomous driving and Toyota's V8s. Jaguar I-Pace:It's of little surprise that Norway has the highest number of pre-orders for the electric Jaguar I-Pace, given its local incentives for electrified cars, which mean that 35% of car sales are now electric or plug-in hybrid. Jaguar Land Rover sales boss Andy Goss said Norwegians “don’t have range anxiety” and the firm has a “healthy four-digit” pre-order book for Norway. Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept car:The Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept car will be turned into a fully running prototype to allow Mitsubishi to develop the technology within it for production, according to Mitsuhiko Yamashita, the firm’s executive vice president. The concept is a runner already but will now switch from being a design study to more of an engineering one. Autonomous driving systems:Autonomous … [Read more...] about Autocar confidential: Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept car, Toyota’s fight for V8s & more