Back when BMW announced the M8 coupe, it made a splash, even though some expressed sheer disappointment over the car’s two-door format. Thankfully, now comes this freshly minted M8 Gran Coupe, hightailing to the US in its four-door prowess.
This new four-door variant resembles its two-door sibling, down to the Competition trim that gets power from a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine. We’re talking 625 horsepower, 553 ft-lb of torque, and a top speed of 190mph. The interior, too, remains mostly the same. Although BMW has expanded the plush leather and accents slightly, it still looks very much like the original M8.
The standard M8 Gran Coupe gets 600 ponies and 553 lb-ft of torque, but you should get the aforementioned Competition trim if you need a little bit more push. The extra oomph should provide a zero to 60 acceleration in just 3.1 seconds, whereas the Competition trims it down a bit to just 3 seconds.
Both versions come paired to the same eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel-drive system. They both have a limited top speed of 155mph out of the box. Customers with a little bit more leeway in their budget can go for the M Driver’s package, which increases the top speed to 190mph and includes M School driver training at one of BMW’s two performance driving schools.
The M8 Gran Coupe boasts other upgrades beyond just power, though. For example, it comes with aesthetic touch-ups like the double-wishbone front and five-link rear suspension, which improves dynamics all around. An Adaptive M Suspension, which reads road conditions and configures the dampers accordingly, is also here.
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