BMW has released the first teaser images of the 2020 8-Series Gran Coupe.
Set to be unveiled next month, the 8-Series Gran Coupe is being billed as a “four-door sports car of consummate elegance.”
The company was tight-lipped on specifics, but said the model will have “athletic proportions and dynamically flowing lines [that] come together to create an aura of sporting exclusivity.” The automaker went on to say the car will have an extended wheelbase that helps to create “spacious rear compartment” which epitomizes modern luxury. BMW also suggested the suspension has been modified to deliver “enhanced ride comfort” compared to the coupe and convertible.
While the teaser images aren’t very revealing, previous spy photos have shown the 8-Series Gran Coupe will have a familiar front fascia and a long hood. Bigger changes occur aft of the A-pillar as the model has a long sloping roof and two rear doors. Despite this, the flowing bodywork carries over and the sedan retains the coupe’s muscular rear fenders.
The interior should largely carryover and this means we can expect a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch infotainment system. Drivers can also expect to find a familiar center console, a three-spoke steering wheel and tasteful metallic accents.
BMW declined to mention performance specifications, but we can expect an assortment of familiar engines. As a result, there should be an 840d which has a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel that produces 316 hp (235 kW / 320 PS) and 501 lb-ft (680 Nm) of torque. There should also be a high-performance M850i with a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 cranking out 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. Eventually, there will be an M8 Gran Coupe which could have around 625 PS (460 kW / 617 hp).
Following its debut in late June, the 8-Series Gran Coupe will be launched in September.