2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

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    2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    The four-door version of BMW's top coupe will be the first 8-series available in the U.S. with an inline six-cylinder engine.
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    June 18, 2019
    By: Annie White


    The 8-series coupe and convertible sit high atop BMW's car lineup with their $112,895 starting price, 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 engine, and swanky interior. But the 8's two-door setup left a little something to be desired, so BMW has created the 8-series Gran Coupe. It's a longer version of the 8-series with five seats (although we'd protest having to sit in a second-row, middle-seat berth), a new-to-8-series inline-six, and an M sport model with the same brutish V-8 that powers the two-door M850i, currently the only 8-series available for purchase (a full-bore M8 Gran Coupe is forthcoming).

    The Gran Coupe shares the basics of its exterior design with its progenitor, but the cabin is longer and taller compared to the small cockpit in the two-door models. The 8GC's wheelbase is 7.9 inches longer and the car itself will be 9.0 inches longer, 1.2 inches wider, and 2.2 inches taller compared with the 8-series Classic. Eighteen-inch wheels are standard with the 840i, but that model can come with 19- or 20-inch wheels, too. The M850i comes standard with 20s but can be fitted with 19s for a more comfortable ride. A panoramic moonroof is standard and incorporates the antenna, so there's no shark fin to spoil the Gran Coupe's silhouette. Starting this fall, the M850i Gran Coupe will also be available with an optional carbon-fiber roof.

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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    I like it, but I don't really love it. It reminds me too much of a KIA Stinger or Dodge Charger from the side. It doesn't look like a BMW, and I don't like that.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    Beautifully proportioned. Nothing new, designwise.
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    The interior though... wow. It's beautiful:













    Very impressive attention to detail and exquisite looking materials.

    I have to give props to BMW. For years, we've complained that their interiors are cheap and plasticky, but their newer cars have all elevated their game inside. Kudos, BMW.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

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    I like it, but I don't really love it. It reminds me too much of a KIA Stinger or Dodge Charger from the side. It doesn't look like a BMW, and I don't like that.
    First thing I thought too. Otherwise not a bad looking car.
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    Nice to see more Fullsize RWD sedans and coupes. I like it.
    IF IT AINT RWD; AND A CHEVY I DONT RIDE IT!!!!!

    ALL CHEVY'S NEED TO BE RWD!!!!!

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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    Love it. The long hood and axle-to-dash ratio, wheels, stance, c-piller, to the rear quarter panel flare treatment. The interior gorgeous and is on par, or maybe, nicer than Mercedes recent interiors.

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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    I like the integrated antenna idea a lot. Small detail, HUGE difference.

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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    Interior materials are good, but design is ordinary inside

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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    Not bad on the proportions like others have said.. I just wish BMW would scale back on the size of their damn grilles. They are now basically taking up all the real estate on the front.. I'm surprised it even has headlights. Interior is nice.. similar in form to the X7.

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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    I like it, but I don't really love it. It reminds me too much of a KIA Stinger or Dodge Charger from the side. It doesn't look like a BMW, and I don't like that.
    I don't know why they're changing the Hofmeister kink so much. It makes them look very generic, and like you said, like other models.

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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    INterior looks dated and simple...

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    I'm not a BMW guy but I love the Coupe's. No doubt that the new M8 will not disappoint me in that regards.


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    Re: 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Revealed

    Quote Originally Posted by Envoy4Life View Post
    I like it, but I don't really love it. It reminds me too much of a KIA Stinger or Dodge Charger from the side. It doesn't look like a BMW, and I don't like that.
    I guess replacing Chris Bangle and his "banglebutt" is having large shoes to fit in.

    The more I look at that BMW, it look more like these 1940s fastback sedan.


    And "Gran Coupe" name, did BMW found their inspiration from Plymouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stéphane Dumas View Post
    I guess replacing Chris Bangle and his "banglebutt" is having large shoes to fit in.

    The more I look at that BMW, it look more like these 1940s fastback sedan.


    And "Gran Coupe" name, did BMW found their inspiration from Plymouth?
    Talk about memories. My dad had a brown 70 Fury Gran Coupe - with a paisley roof! I drove it quite a bit. Things was huge and handled like a yacht on wheels.

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