BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe M8 Competition
BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe M8 Competition
BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe M8 Competition

2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe M8 Competition

Pros: Crisp handling for a large car; robust power from refined engines; luxurious cabin

Cons: Extended center console blocks legroom for the middle-rear passenger; rear headroom is tight

CG Says: BMW’s sleek, style-focused midsize sedan gets a name change and a redesign for 2020; what was the 6-Series Gran Coupe is now the 8-Series Gran Coupe. In spite of the “coupe” name, BMW’s Gran Coupes are actually 4-door sedans with flashy styling and low-slung, coupe-like rooflines. The 8-Series Gran Coupe shares its basic platform with the 8-Series 2-door coupe and convertible, which were new for 2019 (see separate report). The 8-Series Gran Coupe is 9.1 inches longer, 1.4 inches wider, and 2.3 inches taller than its 2-door coupe sibling, which benefits rear-seat legroom and headroom. Three powertrains are available. The base 840i has a 335-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder, while the M850i has a 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. The high-performance M8 is powered by the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 tuned to produce 600 hp in the base M8, or 617 hp in the M8 Competition model; BMW says the M8 Competition can accelerate 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission; BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive is standard on the V8s and available on the six. The AWD system includes 4-wheel steering for a reduced turning circle and increased stability at high speeds. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and surround-view camera. The 2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe costs a lot more than a BMW 5-Series sedan, and it doesn’t really offer more space or practicality—but that’s kind of beside the point. In any of its forms, the Gran Coupe offers the style, panache, and performance of its 8-Series coupe counterparts, with the added benefit of four doors and a usable back seat. It’s an exotic grand touring machine that’s a bit more versatile than the average two-door GT.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 840i: $85,895
AWD xDrive 840i: $88,795
AWD xDrive M850i: $109,895
AWD xDrive M8: $130,995
AWD xDrive M8 Competition: $143,895

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (840i)
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (M850i)
Horsepower
523
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (M8, M8 Competition)
Horsepower
600 (617 in M8 Competition)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21

BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe
2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe
Road Tests and Additional Info
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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