2020 BMW 8-Series GranCoupe Spotted Barely Disguised While Transferred On Truck

BMW is getting ready to throw the covers off the four-door GranCoupe bodystyle of the 8-Series, with our spies spotting an almost undisguised example on the back of a truck.

This gives a first chance to have a real-life look around the lines of the extended bodywork of the upcoming 8-Series GranCoupe, which in a way replaces the old 6-Series GranCoupe in BMW’s lineup.

Just like its Coupe sibling, the new 8-Series GranCoupe features aggressive but subtle details all around, with angular cutouts for the bumpers to dynamic character lines on the sides. There’s even a new interpretation of the Hofmeister kink, if you’re in for details like this.

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The interior will retain basically the same dashboard design with the Coupe and Convertible models, featuring BMW’s latest Live Cockpit system that includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system.

The wide center console will also be present, hosting the controls for the drive modes and the iDrive system, as well as the (optionally made from crystal) gear selector.

The engine range will be shared in full with the existing 8-Series models and will include the latest addition of a base 3.0-liter straight-six turbo petrol in the 840i model, making 335hp (340PS). The rest of the range features a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 with 523hp (530PS) in the M850i xDrive and a 3.0-liter straight-six diesel with 315hp (320PS).

Of course the highlight of the range will be the wildly anticipated M8, featuring the same twin-turbo V8 powertrain with the M5. Power is expected to surpass the 600hp mark but the key feature of the new M8 will be its new Setup button that will allow the driver to tailor the car almost completely to his/hers preferences.

Apart from the classic engine response, steering and suspension options, BMW’s new Setup option will also allow you to adjust the brakes and how much pressure on the pedal you prefer when braking. There will also be a Track mode that will be exclusive to Competition models.

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  • NeoShark

    A beautiful bmw, I’m surprised

  • charlotteharry57

    It’s actually beautiful but, OMG, ANOTHER BMW model? This is really getting kinda funny.

  • Brian Regan

    I definitely thought this was an updated Stinger at first glance but it is a pretty good looking thing.

    • Honda NSX-R

      It actually does kind look like the Stinger now that you mention it

      • Enter Ranting

        A Stinger would be more reliable.

        • Honda NSX-R

          Absolutely

    • atomiccow

      The Stinger came out first so no one will be able to say Kia copied BMW. lol.

      Instead, proud Stinger owners can joke that BMW copied Kia.

      In any case, watch BMW kill this off in a few years and keep only the uglier and less practical two-door version, and then replace it with a fugly 7-series GT that no one wants or asked for… Just like the 6-series GC, BMW can’t keep a good looking car in its line up for too long.

  • Christian

    You guys know that you can buy a 5-serie? Same car, even engine… Save money…Save the earth

    • TechLegend

      But this looks… so much better. The 6 Series gran coupe was a looker. This one beats it out by a bit… even at a premium $$$. I wouldn’t buy it… but I bet you can pick up a CPO for $40-50k after two years of depreciation and 20k of miles.

  • TheBelltower

    Nice. This will probably outsell the 2dr coupe by a fairly wide margin.

    • lagunas3ca

      Sedans outsell coupes 10:1.

      • Stephen G

        This is a coupe

        • lagunas3ca

          Yes, Stephen, this is a coupe… sedan.

      • TheBelltower

        Makes sense. The whole “personal coupe” thing evaporated in the 1990’s and have shown no evidence of returning.

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  • Adilos Nave

    First new BMW design I’ve seen in a while that looks REALLY good, at least from these pictures. Hopefully they don’t slap a kidney grill the size of Texas on there.

    • McFly

      You can see in these and other pics that the kidneys are more moderately sized 🙂

  • TrevP

    Very pretty

  • Enter Ranting

    They just can’t resist with the fake grilles! It’s pathological.

  • BlackPegasus

    This thing is sexy 😍

  • Porkopolis

    No one believed me when I said it looks like a Stinger in the last article…

    • ErnieB

      I can see it.. yup

  • McFly

    Looks good. They’re finally getting their 4d coupés together.

  • SteersUright

    Looking pretty good.

  • Ruel Lewis

    Am I the only one who finds this cheap looking, especially at the back?

    • for now it seems you are.

    • erly5

      Yes

  • enthusia

    This looks better than the coupe variation imo.

    • I agree

    • john1168

      Same here

  • Why is this called a 8 series again? A 8 series should be 7 series coupé and GranCoupé no?

    • JL T0x

      yeah…that’s basically it. odd series numbers are sedans. even numbers are the 2dr coupe & 4dr gran coupe.

  • erly5

    This looks impressive, much better than I expected. And dare I say, better looking than the coupe!

  • TB

    Well…guess we’ll be saying goodbye to the 6 Series soon…

  • Chris
  • john1168

    I really like this car. Well done BMW! I wouldn’t get it new but maybe a certified used 3 year old lease return might work.

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