This is what BMW's answer to the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S will look like.
This week, BMW unveiled arguably one of its best-looking cars in years: the 8 Series Gran Coupe. Compared to the standard 8 Series, the gorgeous Gran Coupe is by far the widest car in BMW’s lineup with a 65.8-inch rear track, while its longer wheelbase offers 7.1 inches of legroom over the Coupe and an extra 0.7 cubic feet of space in the trunk. Passengers also benefit from 0.2 inches of added headroom in the front row while rear headroom has increased by 3.4 inches.
In the US, two engine options will be available including a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six producing 335 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque and a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 523 hp and 553 lb-ft. If you want even more power, a range-topping M8 variant will also be joining the lineup in the near future – and here’s what it will look like.
The M8 Gran Coupe was already previewed over a year ago by the stunning concept car. Since the standard M8 has already been unveiled, artist Aksyonov Nikita was able to create this convincing-looking render to show what the M8 Gran Coupe will look like. As you would expect from a BMW M car, it will sport a more muscular body, a quad exhaust system, and an even more luxurious interior.
It will also be considerably more expensive than its standard sibling. To give you an idea, the standard M8 Coupe starts at $133,000 in the US. The BMW M8 Gran Coupe is expected to debut either later this year or in early 2020 in both standard and Competition guises. Both will pack a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, with the range-topping Competition model producing 625 hp. This setup enables the M8 Coupe to hit 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds, while the Competition will do the same sprint in 3.2 seconds.