Rumors about a Gran Coupe version of the BMW 8 Series have been flying around for some time, and now we have official confirmation of the car.
While the nose of the Gran Coupe looks just like the rest of the 8 Series, everything from the more upright windshield back is unique. Naturally, adding rear doors to the car means it’s longer than the regular 8 Series, but 9.0 inches to be exact. It’s also 1.2 inches wider.
You should have fun behind the wheel of the 8 Series Gran Coupe. In the U.S. a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 supplies 523 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque, if you choose the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe. The alternative is the twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six with 335 horsepower and 368 lb.-ft. of torque for the 840i and 840i xDrive. An eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission comes with either engine.
Your passengers will thank you for getting the Gran Coupe. Compared to the 8 Series coupe, they get an additional 7.1 inches of legroom, plus another 7.7 inches of shoulder room. It’s also more practical for shopping runs and such since the rear seatbacks can fold down on a 40/20/40 split and you can load items into all that additional space.
Production of the 8 Series Gran Coupe is set to fire up in July. Cars will start hitting dealers in September. Base MSRP for the 2020 BMW 840i Gran Coupe. Adding xDrive pushes that to $87,800, while the M850i xDrive hits $108,900.