THE ICON OF GRAN PERFORMANCE. M Performance The BMW M8 Concept Gran Coupe…

What causes Northern Lights and other natural phenomena? Learn everything about exciting light phenomena like polar lights, whose shimmering colors may bring to mind the exclusive flip-flop paint finish on the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe. The eye-catching effects enhance the already stunning presence of the concept car, imbuing it with an incomparable aura.
Polar Lights
When lights whirl over the clear winter night sky north of the Arctic Circle, everyone raves about the fascinating spectacle. The polar lights are nature’s mystical show and appear when electrically-charged particles are transported over the earth’s atmosphere via a solar wind, thus activating a celestial extravaganza of light.
The typical colour of this celestial phenomenon ‘ also called the Northern Lights ‘ is a bright green ‘ which, like the ‘Saléve Vert’ on the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe, can change to a greyish blue. Polar lights also appear in red, violet, white and yellow.
What many people don’t know: The Northern Lights can also be admired at the earth’s South Pole: the so-called Southern Lights.
Bio-luminescence
What looks like a scene from the movie ‘Avatar’ is in reality one of nature’s wonders. Microscopic algae fluorescently light up the water at night. Biologists call this light phenomenon bioluminescence. It can be observed, for example, on the beach of Mosquito Bay on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.
Algae can produce glow through biochemical processes in special organs. But other living beings also have this ability. Fireflies, for example, communicate this way.
In 2017, researchers actually succeeded in using enzymes to transform plants into natural light sources, which could replace conventional lamps in the future.
Polar stratospheric clouds
The world-famous painting ‘The Scream’ by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch is said to be inspired by the breath-taking glimmering of the polar stratospheric clouds. The phenomenon ‘ called ‘mother-of-pearl clouds’ ‘ arises from tiny ice crystals in the stratosphere, which are illuminated by the setting sun in the dark night sky. The rare colourful clouds form at temperatures of -78 degrees Celsius and can therefore only be admired near polar regions such as Alaska, Siberia and Norway.
Ice Crystal Halos
What looks to us like a supernatural halo in the sky is the fascinating light phenomenon of the ice crystal halos. Halos are formed by the reflection and refraction of light on tiny floating ice crystals in the air. The mysterious light-circles form in various shapes around the sun and moon and can be admired all over the world at any time of the year.
Fog arch

Everyone has seen a colourful rainbow before. Much less common is a fog arch or white rainbow, whose light band is twice as wide. The fog arch is created when a fog wall of fine water droplets is illuminated by sunlight and the light is reflected when entering and leaving.
The fog arch can only be observed when the observer stands in front of the fog wall with his back to the sun. It can be found in a wide variety of places, but it is particularly frequent in peat bogs, mountainous regions or near the sea.
What is flip-flop paint finish?
A flip-flop paint finish is a special-effect varnish that changes its colour depending on the viewing angle and is usually used for car paint. To achieve the optical effect, the normal varnish is mixed with effect pigments. The pigments responsible for the colour change are called interference pigments. Depending on the viewing angle, these interference pigments amplify some wavelengths, while other wavelengths are eliminated by superimposing them

In the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe, the luxurious flip-flop paint finish ‘Saléve Vert’ gives the vehicle an unusual appearance. The colour changes from green to greyish blue depending on the changing light, emphasising the expressive surfaces and contours of the vehicle, as well as underscoring its sporty and elegant look.
By the way: there are also flip-flop paint finishes where not only the colour changes, but also the brightness. In addition to the automotive industry, flip-flop finishes are also used in the printing and cosmetics industry.
THE M8 GRAN COUPE CONCEPT
High class. High performance. High expectations. Behold an unprecedented symbiosis between sophistication and athleticism. Drawing inspiration from the sophisticated 8 Series and the athleticism of the M8 GTE gran tourer, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept unites the disparate worlds of modern luxury and classic motor racing.
AN EXPRESSIVE STATEMENT
SPORTY SILHOUETTE.
Intensely impressive. A glance at its profile leaves no doubt: the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept is a performance machine. The long hood, flowing roof-line, and shortened rear create an appearance of high-performance aggression and luxurious aspiration that’s simultaneously unique and unmistakable.
Exclusive palette. The supremely striking impression of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept is enhanced by the exclusive graduated paint finish Saléve Vert. Green and blue tones shimmer in an elegant interplay reminiscent of the Northern Lights, creating beautiful colors from every angle.

ASPIRE TO GREATNESS
A TESTAMENT TO AMBITION.
Tuned by the masters of M. From the M twin tailpipes to the M double-bar kidney grille, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept shows off its performance potential. The iconic M design elements, including M gills and M brake calipers, are finished in beautiful matte gold to showcase the unique character of the vehicle
EMOTIONALLY MOVING.
Hug the road. Unique 21′ M light-alloy wheels make an unshakable impression. The star-shaped double spokes feature a two-toned gold and black finish ‘ a perfect offset to the iridescent colors of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept.
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

THOROUGHBRED GENETICS.
Racing heritage, luxury lineage. The twin traits of classic racing design and high class luxury are the very DNA of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept. Hexagonal headlights evoke the muscular performance of the BMW M8 GTE; graceful, flowing lines from kidney grille to roofline recall the beauty of the BMW 8 Series.
OPPOSITES UNITE.
Challenge conventions. Achieving a new level of luxury and performance means taking risks, breaking norms, and daring to create the next level of the avant garde. With the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept, luxury has finally left its comfort zone.

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Introducing The BMW X7: the Biggest Bimmer SUV Ever

A statement of the luxury class: the new BMW X7 is the elegant fusion of presence and personality. Despite its majestic appearance, it gives an impression of lightness and agility thanks to the puristic design and athletic styling. At the same time, the considerable spaciousness of the interior offers a pioneering interplay of exclusivity, functionality and freedom – incomparable comfort all the way to the third row of seats. Charm is its essence. Elegance its character.
CO2 emissions 205–171* g/km (combined)
Fuel consumption 9.0–6.5* l/100 km (combined)
5 good reasons for the X7

Maximum ride comfort and powerful dynamics
Unprecedented 22” light alloy wheels
Up to seven first-class seats for a uniquely comfortable ride
Panorama glass roof produces a sensation of unrestricted spaciousness
Simple and effortless opening via smartphone
Ready for your X7?
Experience the first-class elegance and outstanding presence of the BMW X7. Define a new era of sheer driving pleasure now.
The new BMW X7 not only adds a new top model to the X family, but also defines a progressive approach to luxury for the BMW brand.
Jozef Kabaň,
Head of Design BMW

With the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance, BMW 2017 presented a preview of the new automotive luxury. An innovative vehicle of groundbreaking design and sublime presence. A new level of space and comfort. Created for the very big appearance.

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Please note that the following information is a label according to German law (Ordinance on energy consumption labelling for passenger cars).

The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

The values of some vehicles are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.] The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification.

For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at
https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html
Detailed information on the technical data can be found on your BMW country page.

EXPANSIVE SPACE
There’s plenty of room for all in this spacious SAV. Enjoy seating for seven with second-row bench seats as standard, or opt for the optional six-seater configuration with all-electric Captain’s Chairs.

AIR SUSPENSION
Comfort extends beyond the cabin of the First-Ever BMW X7. Standard two-axle air suspension provides incredible driving comfort; the adjustable height allows for easier entry and loading.


COMFORT SEATING
There’s no such thing as a second-class seat. The standard Heated Front Seats can be made even more comfortable with available Ventilated and Massage options. Passengers can also enjoy optional Heated Rear Seats.

A WORLD OF EASE.
Enjoy a curated collection of life-improving technology – from standard safety features to the cutting-edge developments of the latest onboard driver assistance systems.
INCREDIBLE INTERIOR.
Settle in to an atmosphere of elegance that exceeds every definition of excellence.

PANORAMIC GLASS ROOF AND SKY LOUNGE
A beautiful Panoramic Glass Roof creates an open, spacious feeling –and a dramatic effect when illuminated by the color-changing splendor of the optional Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof.

ULTRA-MODERN CONTROLS
Optional Glass Controls on the gear shifter, engine start button, and audio switches accentuate the standard haptic feedback buttons surrounding the iDrive controller.

BMW INDIVIDUAL
Enjoy comfort crafted to the highest standards – yours. Available BMW Individual enhancements include the finest leathers, exclusive colors, and gorgeous interior trims, all custom added to your specifications.
MAKE IT YOURS
It’s time to experience the next level of comfort, luxury, and performance. Reserve your test drive in the BMW X7 xDrive40i or BMW X7 xDrive50i today.

Fuel Injection
X7 xDrive40i
3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, xDrive, intelligent all-wheel drive
Starting MSRP
$73,900

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