Now, we should probably start with the fact that we’re not not really behind manufacturers calling four-doors coupes. After all, what’s wrong with sedan, or if you’re on the other side of the Pond, saloon? That said, when a vehicle is a beautiful as the 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe? All bets are off. Seriously just look at this baby — it’s stunning.
Base versions of the 8-Series Gran Coupe will come with a 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 good for 335 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. But if you’re looking for more power, a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 packing 532 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque is also on the menu. If that’s not enough, we’ve been assured that a M version of the company’s flagship is also forthcoming, and should have numbers similar to the M8 Coupe we looked at last week.
All-wheel drive is available for the entry-level 840i, and comes standard on the beefier 850i. All versions of the 8-Series will use an eight-speed automatic transmission.
We think there’s an understated elegance to the cabin of the 8-Series, which makes the inclusion of a crystal shift nob a little curious. We’d have liked to seen some shots with contrasting stitching in the initial press shots, as we think that always makes an interior pop. But the option will certainly be available to buyers when they get to configure the BMW executive car of their dreams.
We’ve recently gotten to test several BMWs, from the red-hot M2 Competition, to the versatile X4 crossover, to the ultra-cushy X7 SUV, and we’ve had a blast driving them all. So we’re looking forward to getting our hands on this road trip-ready machine in the next couple of months and delivering a full review.
Expect the BMW 8-Series to arrive at your local BMW-affiliated AutoNation dealer in September. If you’re in the market for a gorgeous, powerful, luxurious German sedan, and have upwards of $85,000 to spend, this bad Bimmer should definitely be on your list.
Until you can see it in person, enjoy these stunning photos.