The best part about driving something like an 8-Series Gran Coupe is that it offers you the best of two worlds. It is sporty and elegant like a two-door GT, but can easily accommodate two adult passengers in the rear in relative comfort, while also offering them easy access inside.
Right now, the flagship version of the range is the M850i xDrive, seen here at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show sporting a light grey exterior and 20-inch M Light Alloy multi-spoke bi-color wheels with blue calipers.
The 8-Series Gran Coupe was unveiled this past June, featuring a taller roof than the regular Coupe model, but also two extra doors, a larger overall exterior and a wheelbase that’s been stretched by 7.9 inches (200.7 mm).
In terms of interior space, there an extra 3.4-inches (86.4 mm) of rear seat headroom, to go with 7.1 inches (180.3 mm) of additional legroom. The dashboard meanwhile is the same as the one in the two-door model, meaning you get the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, alongside the 10.25-inch infotainment display.
Ambient lighting, heated front seats, head-up display, wireless smartphone charging and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system are among the car’s standard features, although if you’re willing to pay extra, you could go for something like the Driving Assistance Professional package which adds Active Cruise Control, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Surround View Camera, Parking Assistant, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Speed Limit Information.
Speaking of paying extra, in order to buy an M850i xDrive Gran Coupe you first need to pay the automaker’s asking price of $108,900, which will quickly sky-rocket as soon as you start adding options.
Still, you do ultimately get to enjoy a 4.4-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine with 523 HP (530 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. It is capable of propelling the German 4-door coupe from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.7 seconds.