2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé

by Mike Hunter

With perfect symmetry of space and sportiness, the BMW 840i xDrive Gran Coupé embodies elegance in every form. The heart of the 8 Series Gran Coupé is its TwinPower Turbo engine — particularly the very muscular V-8 found in the M850i xDrive model, which delivers up to 523 horsepower.

When dynamics meet luxury, the result is something unique. Its design is aesthetics in its most thrilling form. It establishes a completely new design for luxurious sports cars, conveying power and impressive agility. This sedan is sporty on every mile of asphalt. As soon as the engine sends the rev counter soaring to new heights, passenger pulses start climbing, too — in all four seats — in an irresistibly exclusive and at the same time impressively sporty ambience.

Sized like a sedans and designed like a sports car, the 8 Series Gran Coupé features chiseled lines and a graceful, low roofline in a four-door configuration. An illuminated path beckons driver and passengers to the doors. Once inside, six shifting shades of ambient lighting set the tone for the drive. The interior is appointed with nothing but the best. With Extended Merino Leather upholstery accompanied by Ash Grain Grey-Metallic Wood trim, this space feels like a well-appointed lobby. 

Dynamic Stability Control — which includes Brake Fade Compensation — along with Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying and Brake Stand-by features with Dynamic Traction Control give everything needed for performance, including stopping, taking curves and dodging obstructions. The Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System with equalizer and powerful 464-watt amplifier is standard with the 16-speaker system that includes nine tweeters, five midrange speakers and two bass speakers for incredible sound throughout.

Drawing inspiration from its agile two-door cousin, the 8 Series Gran Coupé embodies a refined class of sportiness that’s above and beyond the ordinary. Every digital display in the 8 Series Gran Coupé features clean, modern and precise design, delivering information at a visually pleasing glance.

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé

MSRP: $84,900
Transmission: 8-speed Sport Automatic
Hwy: 22 mpg
City: 29 mpg
0-60 mph: 4.9 sec

Photos courtesy of BMW

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