A four-door sports car has been added to the new BMW 8 Series range. With its standalone body concept, plus powertrain and chassis technology designed squarely to engender supreme dynamic ability, the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe embodies a brand of
sporting flair unique in the luxury segment. Joining the BMW 8 Series Coupe and BMW 8 Series Convertible as the third model in the 8 Series range, the Gran Coupe has a character all of its own, combining smile-inducing performance and design shaped by dynamism and elegance with significantly increased spaciousness for passengers in the rear seats. Meanwhile, exclusive equipment features and the latest innovations in the areas of control/operation, driver assistance and connectivity represent a case study in modern luxury.
The new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is the only model in its segment derived directly from a two-door sports car. Its resultant dynamic potential, plus a longer wheelbase and model-specific chassis tuning, create an unmistakable balance between sports performance and
ride comfort. All of which means 8 Series Gran Coupe customers can look forward to high levels of everyday practicality and mile-covering ability. Three model variants are available from launch. The BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined:
10.0 – 9.9 l/100 km [28.2 – 28.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 229 – 226 g/km*) is powered by a V8 petrol engine which delivers its 390 kW/530 hp in imposing style. And the BMW 840i Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 7.5 – 7.4 l/100 km
[37.7 – 38.2 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 170 – 168 g/km*) and BMW 840i xDrive Gran Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 7.8 – 7.7 l/100 km [36.2 – 36.7 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 179 – 176 g/km*) enjoy the services of a high-revving six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp. The world premiere of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe will be one of the highlights of the inaugural BMW
Group #NEXTGen event in Munich. The worldwide launch of the new car will commence
just a few months later, in September 2019.
Exterior design: sporting exclusivity, individual appeal.
The combination of precisely drawn lines and expansive surfaces that runs like a thread through the BMW brand’s new design language helps the exterior of the
new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe to strike a unique balance between dynamism and elegance. The fourdoor coupe concept has been translated into a body of standout pomp and progressiveness. The four-door model has a 3,023-millimetre wheelbase – an increase
of 201 millimetres over the BMW 8 Series Coupe – and measures 5,082 millimetres in length (+ 231 mm), 1,932 millimetres in width (+ 30 mm) and 1,407 millimetres in height (+ 61 mm). The Gran Coupe’s front section is identical to the 8 Series Coupe’s design up to
the point where the A-pillars start. The wide, low-slung front end exudes sporting intent and a confident presence. Adaptive LED headlights are fitted as standard.
The optional BMW Laserlight with Selective Beam produces a high-beam range of around 600 metres. As well as its distinctive proportions, the design of
the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe’s flanks and rear end also clearly distinguishes it from its 8 Series stablemates. Because the windscreen frame is more upright, the roofline is also higher, meaning additional headroom in both the front and rear. The roofline
merges into the tail in a graceful sweep, via a fin-shaped transition in the vicinity of the C-pillars that emphasises the elongated silhouette. The rear window, meanwhile, also follows a slightly steeper line in order to produce a larger boot aperture. An additional character
line accentuates the sweeping elegance of the body and powerfully flared surfaces integrate pronounced shoulders into the overall effect. The side window graphic reaches its conclusion at the rear in another hallmark BMW design cue. On the new BMW 8 Series Gran
Coupe, the counter-swing at the trailing edge of the side window graphic – the Hofmeister kink – is very upright in form, further emphasising the solidity of this area of the body.
The powerfully flared wheel arches and wide track also play a defining role in the form of the rear end. Horizontal lines and sculptural surface contours give the tail a broad but also light appearance. The slim all-LED rear light clusters extend deep into the flanks. And
twin exhaust tailpipes with a trapezoidal contour are positioned either side of the rear apron’s lower section.
Interior: dynamism and luxury in perfect harmony.
The distinctive style of the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is also expressed in the design of its interior. The driving experience in both the front and rear is defined by a flawless symbiosis of dynamism and luxury. The extra length of the wheelbase and generously sized door apertures give passengers in the rear unprecedented legroom for a BMW coupe – and they are able to get in and out more easily than ever as well. Those in the rear seats also benefit from substantially greater shoulder room and headroom than in the two-door version of the new BMW 8 Series, making the second-row seats.