2021 BMW M8 Gran Coupe
It’s the M5 developed for grand touring.
Well, that didn’t take too long. Several days after BMW’s main unveiling of the production-ready 8 Series Gran Coupe, someone has chosen to see into the grand tourer’s future by rendering the flagship M8. The car was previewed more than a year earlier by the spectacular Concept M8 Gran Coupe, but this new digital style workout is significantly closer to the genuine thing you’ll discover at a BMW dealer likely in 2020.
Having seen the 8 GC in the hot M850i guise and taking a look at pictures of the M8 Coupe, putting two and two together is not all that hard to think of the M8 Gran Coupe. It does look more exciting than the M5/ M5 Competition and should have what it takes to measure up to the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S Four-Door Coupe as well as the next-generation Audi RS7 Sportback.
2021 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Exterior
The extra flair, such as the more muscular exterior, M hardware tweaks, and elegant interior compared to the M5, will partly validate the premium it will command. To get an idea of how much it will set you back, the M8 Coupe kicks off at $133,000 in the United States. However, it goes without stating its four-door counterpart is going to be more expensive. For the sake of comparison, an M5 Competition is “only” $110,000 before options.
With all three body designs of the 8 Series now out, we’re questioning what BMW will finish with the 6 Series lineup since the only member left is the Gran Turismo (GT) we hardly ever speak about.
2021 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Debut
Meanwhile, expect the M8 Gran Coupe to debut towards the end of the year or early 2020 in basic and Competition tastes. The latter need to match its two-door siblings in terms of output by loading a monstrous 617 horsepower as currently seen in the aforementioned M5 Competition. It ought to have the ability to cover the 0-60 miles per hour (0-96 kph) in approximately 3.1 seconds like the M8 convertible in the Competition spec, with the little lighter Coupe requiring only three seconds flat.