There's only a little camouflage on the rear deck.

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is the upcoming saloon that acts as the spiritual successor to the 6 Series Gran Coupe, and these spy shots catch the four-door in practically no camouflage, except for a little concealment on the rear fender wings and boot lid.

Gallery: BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe spy shots

The 8 Series coupe's sharply creased lines make an attractive transition onto the saloon. The front end looks largely similar to the coupe, but the company extends the body starting from the A-pillar to create a flatter roofline while maintaining a relatively sleek silhouette by having it slope downward over the rear seats. The result is attractive, but tall occupants might be cramped in the back. Judging from the bumper, this one seems to be the V8-powered M850i trim.

The powertrain lineup will carry over from the coupe. The M850i has a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 making 523 bhp and 553 pound-feet while routing through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. In Europe there is also the option of the 840d with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo inline-six offering 315 bhp and 502 lb-ft. A recent spy video also hints at the 840i joining the lineup, and it would likely pack a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six producing 335 bhp and 332 lb-ft, based on other models with the 40i moniker.

BMW's official teaser indicates that the 8 Series Gran Coupe debuts in Munich at the end of June. Sales in Europe begin in September, but American customers for the sleek saloon might need to be a little more patient for them to start coming across the Atlantic.

Source: CarPix