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10 November 2019

BMW 8 Gran Sports Coupe

Majestically Proportioned With The Will To Drive

A sports car brimming with individual character, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe combines dynamic prowess and a luxurious aura with a four-door body design and far more spacious rear passenger compartment. Everyday usability and impressive long-distance credentials open up new ways of enjoying the thrilling performance and emotion-packed design inherent in every BMW 8 Series.

With a four-door body design and far more spacious rear passenger compartment, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is derived directly from a two-door sports car, with exhilarating performance running through its veins.

The aerodynamic properties of the all-new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe have been honed by features including an almost completely sealed underbody, active air flap control with adjustable kidney grille slats, Air Curtains in the front apron and the super-slender exterior mirror bases.

An intelligent material mix and targeted lightweight design measures have minimised the weight of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe. Aluminium and Carbon fibre reinforced plastic feature prominently. As a result, the four-door version is barely 70 kilograms more than the 8 Series Coupe. Fitting the optional carbon-fibre roof lowers the car’s centre of gravity even further.

Passengers in the rear enjoy unprecedented legroom and also benefit from substantially greater shoulder room and headroom than in the two-door version, making the second-row seats even more comfortable to travel in.

A large loading aperture, low loading sill, flat boot floor and uniform lighting all serve to improve loading comfort. With a capacity of 440 litres, the boot with large loading aperture and low loading sill, is big enough to accommodate three golf bags. Automatic boot lid operation is standard, along with Comfort Access for hands-free opening and closing.

Under the bonnet of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe is the latest generation 530 hp V8 unit, which serves up a particularly intense distillation of the enthralling track-inspired concept, against a suitably emotion-stirring soundtrack.

Eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, allows the driver to change gears manually using shift paddles, and xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive ensures that drive power is channelled onto the road. The system’s rear-wheel-biased setup provides exceptional agility and precision in dynamic handling situations. All-wheel drive comes as standard on the all-new BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe. The new straight-six petrol variant, meanwhile, is specified in classical rear-wheel-drive BMW 840i Gran Coupe form. The 840i Gran Coupe’s standard M Sport differential with active locking function at the rear axle adds to the sense of BMW driving pleasure in its most authentic form. The M Sport differential is also part of standard specification on the BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe.

The 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine in the all-new BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe produces instantaneous power delivery and sustained thrust, accompanied by a captivating soundtrack. The new V8 engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers serves up peak torque of 750 Nm between 1,800 and 4,600 rpm, and generates maximum output of 530 hp between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm; racing from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.