In a so-not-surprising move, BMW revealed the 2020 M8 Gran Coupe. With four doors but the sleeker look of only two, this M-car is the slightly bigger version of the M8. This is what you choose when you actually want to haul two people in the back. BMW estimates about half of M8 sales in the U.S. will be the Gran Coupe.
Just like with the M8, a 4.4-liter S63 twin-turbo V-8 whips out 600 horsepower. A Competition variant peaks at 617 horsepower. Torque output for both versions is 553 lb.-ft. The eight-speed automatic transmission works with all-wheel drive for optimal grip. With an extra 100 pounds versus the coupe, the four-door Gran Coupe has a wheelbase that is 7.9 inches longer and 9.1 inches more overall length compared to the M8 coupe and convertible.
Since there isn’t much new in the way of performance, mostly just backseat comfort, BMW had to spice things up with something cool. You’ll note the M8 Gran Coupe pictured has a purple exterior. That color is called Ametrin Metallic and it’s breathtaking. It’s great to see automakers realizing once more there’s a larger color pallet than beige, white, black, and silver.
Production of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe begins in November, with U.S. deliveries starting sometime in early 2020. Pricing starts at $130,995, which is cheaper than the M8 coupe. As for the M8 Competition, it will begin at $143,995.