BMW Reveals the M Version of the Four Door Version of the Big Coupe

by Member - Evanwritescars on October 9, 2019, 12:05 pm

Bigger, faster, and M'd up. These are the quickest versions of the sedan version of BMW's latest coupe. The M8 Gran Coupe and the M8 Competition Gran Coupe.

There's not really much of a surprise with this car from BMW. After all, we already had the specs for the M8 and M8 Competition versions of the coupe as well as the expanded dimensions and extra doors of the 8 Series Gran Coupe. Not that there's anything to scoff about under the metal of these M-cars.

That's because they use the same twin-turbo 4.4L V8 that's found in the coupe-coupe M8s. Putting out 600 hp in standard form and 625 for the Competition version. With 554 lb-ft of torque for both being routed through an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

Of course, the M is about more than just power. It's got M-specific chassis tuning with electronically controlled dampers, M steering, and M tweaks to the stability control. There are even two settings for the brake pedal feel on the newest Ms.

BMW says they offer "hallmark M power delivery," so they're just like the standard M8, but with 200 mm more space between the wheels and more options for getting in and out. The outside gets the now-standard M tweaks like black chrome grilles, gloss black mirrors, and, of course, more aggressive bumpers front and rear surrounding wider rear fenders.

Inside are M-specific sports seats, M seatbelts, and an illuminated M8 badge that'll be hidden behind your head in the fixed headrest. The rear seats add a bit more M-style bolstering as well as getting four-zone climate control on the options list. To keep your rear passengers cool when things get a bit hot.

Production of the M8 Gran Coupes will start next month, so expect to see them in dealers not long after that._a2_

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