Just wait for the M8, mate.
Whoopsie. After months of spy shots (both camouflaged and uncamouflaged) as well as endless teasers and promos, BMW stumbled across the finish line with the reveal of the new 8 Series Gran Coupe. The official reveal is just a week away, but three completely uncamouflaged photos have been leaked onto the internet, revealing exactly what the new car will look like. The design appears to stay true to the concept, which is good news because the concept was stunning. This new 8 Series Gran Coupe may be the prettiest BMW in the lineup and one of the best-looking BMW cars in the past decade.
In BMW terminology, a Gran Coupe is a four-door model with a sloping roofline like a coupe. The 8 Series Gran Coupe replaces the old 6 Series and will join the rumored 2 Series and upcoming 4 Series Gran Coupe models. Pricing has not been leaked but we can assume the Gran Coupe will be the most expensive body style in the 8 Series Range, sitting above the $111,900 M850i xDrive Coupe and $121,400 convertible model.
We expect the Gran Coupe to share engines with the coupe and convertible, meaning the US will receive an M850i xDrive variant with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Other markets will likely receive an 840d model with a 3.0-liter inline-six diesel producing 315 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque.
The Gran Coupe will also be available in M8 and M8 Competition guises. These hardcore models will take the power of the 4.4-liter V8 up to 600 and 625 hp respectively, with 0-60 times in the low three-second range. More details about the 8 Series Gran Coupe will be coming in the next few days, but for now, we can gawk over how beautiful the car looks and lament the fact we can't get behind the wheel yet.