The BMW 8 Series appears to have spawned a four-door, Gran Coupe version following the recent advent of the two-door model, and as with the 6 Series Gran Coupe which came before, the four-doored 8er appears to be modelled very closely after the corresponding two-door model.

We’ve also seen a rendering courtesy of Theophilus Chin, and here the real-life 8 Series Gran Coupe appears to have turned out remarkably similar to the computerised graphic. Naturally, the Gran Coupe spotted here is basically identical to the actual coupe in its front end, and the rear end is very, very close to the rendering, in areas such as the C-pillar, bootlid, rear bumper vents and exhaust outlets.

Beyond the stylings of the M Sport variety, a more visually subdued version of the 8 Series Gran Coupe was also spotted atop a trailer, where the differences are in the front and rear bumpers, exhaust trim and wheels. It remains to be seen if this non-M Sport version will feature chromed window frames.

Powertrain options should be a mirror image of that in the 8 Series coupe, where an M850i and 840d xDrive made their debuts with a 4.4 litre biturbo V8 and a 3.0 litre biturbo inline-six diesel, respectively. Both are all-wheel-drive with automatic transmissions, though it remains to be seen if there will be a 3.0 litre petrol with rear-wheel-drive, as present in the 6 Series and 6 Series Gran Coupe before.

A further convertible bodystyle is expected, as is a full-on M8 version, likely of all three eventual bodystyles. With the 8 Series coupe already launched, the four-door Gran Coupe shouldn’t be far behind, with the eventual convertible possibly making its debut next year.