After the standard coupe and the recently-shown M8, the BMW 8 Series range seems to be complete with the arrival of the final iteration - the 8 Series Gran Coupe.
With the arrival of the 8 Series Gran Coupe, the 8 Series range now fully mirrors the erstwhile BMW 6 Series range, to which it is the spiritual successor. While the 8 Series Gran Coupe's world premiere is scheduled at BMW Group's NEXTGen event in Munich on 25th June, it is available for order in the international markets where it will go on sale in September 2019.
At 5,082mm, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is 231mm longer than its coupe stablemate. While this increase is pretty obvious, what's interesting here is that it is wider & taller as well. With a width of 1,932mm, a height of 1,407mm and wheelbase of 3,023mm, the Gran Coupe is 30mm wider & 61mm taller than its coupe counterpart and has a 201mm longer wheelbase too.
Other than dimensional differences, the rest of the car shares its underpinnings with its cousins, meaning that the engine & powertrain options remain identical to those available on the 8 Series Coupe & Convertible. The 8 Series Gran Coupe will be available as the 840i, 840d xDrive & the range-topping M850i xDrive. The first two options will be powered by the petrol & diesel twin-turbocharged straight-six motors, respectively. While the former receives its 335bhp and 500Nm of torque to the rear wheels, the latter gets slightly lower 315bhp but much higher 680Nm of torque distributed to all four wheels.
The M850i xDrive stands out as the only V8-powered version on offer which puts out 523bhp and a colossal 750Nm of torque. The V8 can propel the 1,995kg 8 Series Gran Coupe from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds. However, all three engines come mated to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as standard. While the petrol-powered 840i is only available as an RWD (Rear-Wheel Drive), the remaining two xDrive-powered derivatives also get the M Sport differential.