The 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe is here, and it positively satisfies the M8 name.
Come with a similar pair of twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8s as the two-door coupe. In base trim, it produces 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, and the Competition model bumps speed up to 617 ponies. It makes the equivalent 553 pound-feet of torque, yet that torque peak keeps going an extra 260 rpm. This power enables the Gran Coupe to hit 60 mph similarly as fast as the two-door model at 3.1 seconds for the ordinary M8 and 3.0 seconds for the Competition. The M8 Gran Coupe is restricted to 155 mph as standard, however, the optional M Driver's Package bumps the top accelerate to 190 mph. It additionally incorporates driver training at one of BMW's Performance Centers in South Carolina or California.
The M8's V8 is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The all-wheel-drive system is the same as other high-control M autos in that it works like a rear-drive vehicle until it begins to lose traction. The M8 likewise has an electronically-controlled limited-slip differential at the back to give ideal rear traction.
It has an additional engine oil cooler and a transmission cooler, in addition to an overhauled oil pump and pan to guarantee the powertrain remains cool and greased up during track duty. The vehicle likewise gets numerous lightweight treats, for example, a carbon-fiber roof and carbon-fiber fortified plastic parts of the transmission tunnel. The doors, hood, roof, engine subframe, front bulkhead, and rear bumper are altogether made of aluminum, the trunk lid is plastic while the dash support is magnesium. It gets huge 275-mm front tires and 285 rear tires, and the standard M8 has 15.5-inch front brake rotors with six-piston calipers and 15-inch rear rotors with single-piston calipers.
The base M8 will begin at $130,995, and the Competition unit will begin at $143,995. The price for the First Edition hasn't been reported. Strangely, both of these Gran Coupes are less expensive than the two-door M8s, which price at about $133,995 and $146,995 for standard and Competition versions.