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2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe: First Look

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author photo by Russ Heaps November 2019
  • Four doors
  • M8 and M8 Competition versions
  • 0 to 60 in about 3.0 seconds
  • Top speed of as much as 190 miles per hour

Completing BMW's 8 Series lineup, the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe builds on the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe. BMW is releasing it in two models: the M8 Gran Coupe and the M8 Gran Coupe Competition. It joins the 2-door coupe and convertible already in the M8 family, but unlike them, the M8 Gran Coupe sports two more doors and an additional 9.1 inches of overall length.

The Big Bang

Propelling the M8 Gran Coupe is the same 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 found in other larger M variants. Here it makes 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque in the standard M8 and 617 hp in the Competition. Torque is unchanged in the Competition. All-wheel drive is standard. Divvying up engine output to the wheels falls to the M Steptronic 8-speed automatic transmission. Reaching 60 miles per hour from a stop takes a brisk 3.1 seconds in the standard M8 and just 3.0 seconds in the Competition.

The AWD system, with its rear-torque bias, is capable of transferring power across the rear axle, adding to the car's nimbleness. For those wanting a pure rear-wheel-drive experience, switching off the stability control system diverts all power to the rear wheels. Standard is the adaptive M suspension. Drivers may tailor settings for the engine, suspension, steering and the AWD system.

Trappings of the Gran Coupe Competition

More expensive than the standard M8 Gran Coupe, the Gran Coupe Competition not only boosts the horsepower by 17 ponies but also adds a stiffer and modified suspension, increased front-wheel camber and a more aggressive exhaust note. Inside, there is merino leather and M seat belts with special stitching.

If Looks Could Kill

In addition to its longer wheelbase (7.9 in) and overall length, the Gran Coupe is also a bit wider and taller than the M8 2-door coupe. The additional sheetmetal adds an air of intimidation. Adaptive LED headlights are standard, as are 20-in wheels. Sliding behind the wheel brings you face to face with the all the features and finery of the BMW M family. Extra buttons and switches control everything from the exhaust note to brake feel. A 10.25-in touchscreen anchors the center of the dash. A heated steering wheel and head-up display are standard, too.

When and How Much?

Expected to arrive next spring, the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe will have a starting price of $130,000. The Gran Coupe Competition will cost $13,000 more. Find a BMW M8 for sale

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