BMW has confirmed the reveal of the brand new Eight-Collection Gran Coupe at a BMW Group press presentation set to happen in Munich in June, with gross sales to observe within the fall. Nonetheless, the primary pictures have been leaked by Singapore’s Automobile Purchaser, and the automobile seems to be gorgeous.
The arrival of the Eight-Collection Gran Coupe has hardly been a secret. Prototypes have been testing in public for over a yr and BMW even previewed a deliberate M8 Gran Coupe with an idea on the 2018 Geneva Worldwide Motor Present.
BMW M8 Gran Coupe idea
The Eight-Collection Gran Coupe is basically a Four-door model of the present Eight-Collection coupe and seems to be the higher proportioned possibility due to its lengthy, fastback roof. The Eight-Collection coupe as compared seems to be just a little stubby when considered from the aspect. Dealing with on the restrict may additionally be superior within the Eight-Collection Gran Coupe as a result of its longer wheelbase.
The platform is the CLAR modular design that debuted within the 2016 7-Collection. Its multi-material development is supposed to assist shed weight however the Eight-Collection coupe weighs a hefty Four,478 kilos in M850i guise and the Eight-Collection Gran Coupe will seemingly be even heavier. The platform additionally brings compatibility with electrified powertrains, although we’re but to see any made out there within the Eight-Collection coupe and Eight-Collection Convertible already on sale.
2020 BMW Eight-Collection Gran Coupe leaked photograph
Proper now it is not clear what powertrains can be provided on the Eight-Collection Gran Coupe however you possibly can rely on the identical 523-horsepower, Four.Four-liter twin-turbocharged V-Eight discovered within the M850i coupe. A three.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-6 will seemingly be added as an entry-level possibility in some unspecified time in the future, whereas the M8 Gran Coupe will get an uprated model of the M850i’s V-Eight with over 600 horsepower. A plug-in hybrid possibility can be anticipated.
Potential rivals for the Eight-Collection Gran Coupe embrace the Audi A7 Sportback, Maserati Ghibli, Mercedes-Benz CLS, Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door Coupe, and Porsche Panamera. Keep tuned for the official reveal later this month.