Review: BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe (2020)

Luxurious 4-door GT car to take on Porsche Panamera with 200mm extra wheelbase over 2-door 8-Series Coupe. Features distnctive 'duck tail' rear spoiler.

Deliveries from September 2019.

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe (2020): At A Glance

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is a four-door version of the standard 8 Series on a 200mm longer wheelbase and a rival to the Porsche Panamera and Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Features a distinctive 'duck-tail' rear spoiler.

At 5,082mm long, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is 201mm longer than the 8-Series Coupe, 30mm wider and 60mm higher.

BMW calls it a '4 + 1' (not a lot of room for the centre rear passenger, but a good place for a child seat). Rear airconditioning is standard.

The initial engine line-up includes two petrols and one diesel. The rear drive six-cylinder petrol used in the 840i has 340PS and 500Nm of torque, taking it to 62mph in 5.2 seconds.

The M850i xDrive uses a V8 petrol engine producing 530PS and 750Nm of torque, covering 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds.

For those wanting a diesel engine, the 840d xDrive produces 320PS and 680Nm of torque, accelerating to 62mph in 5.1 seconds. Top speed on engines is limited to 155mph.

Lightweight materials have been used to keep the weight down, meaning it weighs just 70kg more than the Coupe.

Inside looks largely the same as the 8 Series Coupe, meaning there's a 10.25-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel.

An electric opening panoramic roof is an option and there are four option packs. All four can be selcted as the 'Ultimate Package' at a small discount on the total if buying all separately.

Prices of the standard models before options range from £69,340 to £97,720.



What does a BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe (2020) cost?

List Price from £69,340
Buy new from £51,983
Contract hire from £772.97 per month