Now BMW 8 Series Coupe can be seen in traffic, we can look forward to other members of the 8er family. The thing is, in the time when the original BMW Series 8 was launched, the niche market was not as rich now. And with Bavarians dedicated to filling the niche like that, we will get a new 8er at the trim of Coupe, Cabriolet and Gran Coupe, with all this set to receive M version.
We did not refer to the Performa M engine here (for the record, M850i Coupe had landed), but for M Division’s toys all out. And we will once again remind you of the first BMW Series 8, which is considered heavy for the performance requirements of the Motorsport division. And we now want to enlarge the most ingenious model of all, 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe model.
Of course, the arrival of this family-friendly Autobahn Stormer is prepared by a partially replaced car, BMW M6 Gran Coupe. However, the upscale movements allowed by the 8er badge mean that this flagship model will be more attractive.
Many technological items from BMW M8 GC will be borrowed from F90 M5. This means the engine compartment of the newcomer will be filled with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 600 hp in standard trim – we also expect the Competition model to emerge, with this giving a boost of at least 25 horsepower.
Here to expect future models will also inherit all-foot hardware that can be configured from BMW M5, which allows the driver to switch between AWD and RWD when the need for a tucking adventure begins. We expect German carmakers to introduce BMW M8 Gran Coupe next year, as a 2020 model.
Meanwhile, you can see the four-door GT prototype at the social media post below, which illustrates the engine testing near the Nurburgring. Oh, and you can also see BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept in the photo gallery above.