2020 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe: how it will look
BMW prepares cityradio on the base coupe: 2020 Gran Coupe
BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe died, Yes, long live the 8-Series Gran Coupe! That’s right, this title will get the rookie award among newly originated 8-series (codename G16), which is a replacement for Gran Coupe models 6-Series.
According to experts, the decision to change was partly due to the fact that consumers associate the name “8-Series” with a true luxury and BMW’s desire to move the already premium coupe to an even higher level in the line. How it will work?
Fortunately for BMW fans, the changes are easy to track, access a lot of spy photos and leaks of the patent, which show the 4-door version of the 8 Series in almost its original form. In particular, on the basis of these photographs were made rendering photo, let’s look at one of them.
The aggressive lines of the exterior
Similarly, as presented this summer, was originally a two-door version of the Eighth Series, cityradio gets a lot of aggressive folds, scattered across the surface of the body, wide and low 3D radiator filesresearch made in the corporate style, which is only at BMW and led optics of the front headlights and rear lights.
However, despite the similarity in detail, the future model, which will appear in a few years, can not be called a copy of its less practical version, on the contrary, the Gran Coupe looks quite original and even more advantageous compared with the short coupe and especially the convertible.
In General, it is safe to state the fact that the Munich company strives to make their cars less boring and predictable, so expect a lot of “Easter eggs” scattered around the different design elements. Update the usual positioning of the Bavarian automaker around the corner and one of the drivers that became the “eighth” model that came together with the BMW X7.
Great, spacious interior
Like its 2-door sibling, cityradio got amazing interior. The wide center console emphasizes low and sporty driving position, while the Central part together with the wide 12.3-inch monitor infotainment system tilted towards the driver, giving him complete freedom of action and amenities. By the way, please note that the dashboard will be identical on all models 8-series.
Needless to say that the whole area will be stitched high quality soft leather, and in General, all materials for this vehicle are selected exclusively high-quality. I hope that BMW finally moved away from the strategy of Americanization with the introduction of a large number of low-grade plastic and other materials for decoration.
Among the many electronic assistance systems, particularly the semi-Autonomous vehicle control systems (currently available for motorways).
Like the coupe version, the sedan Gran Coupe at the beginning of its launch will be offered with two engines. The list will include: model M850i with diesel twinturbo V8 engine of 4.4 liters (capacity of 530 HP and torque of 750 Nm torque.
Some time – it will be the flagship model, until the arrival of the on sale version of the M8, which is expected will use the same 4.4-litre engine TwinPower Turbo V8 (we have also seen in model M5). In the latter case, he will develop the capacity of 600 HP (441 kW) and torque of 750 Nm. This is not the limit!
BMW M boss Frank van Mil said that the M8 can get even more power because it will “be at the top of our lineup” and “have a specification corresponding to its position in our hierarchy.”
Another proven model is the diesel version of the 840d. Here everything is much simpler – the 3.0-litre diesel engine producing 320 HP and 680 Nm of torque.
Power is supplied to all four wheels via a clever 8-speed automatic transmission (connected to the GPS system – it can change gears to assist braking when approaching junctions) and all-wheel drive system xDrive.
As we’ve reported, the 8-Series will have three body type: convertible, coupe and Gran Coupe. Just before the end of next year may be requested more than nine different variants of the model.
They will all be built on the same lightweight architecture CLAR, carbon-based technological core BMW (carbon fiber components), aluminum, steel and plastic.
Positioned as top of the line BMW, 8-Series Gran Coupe will compete with luxury rivals such as the Audi A7, Mercedes-Benz CLS, the Mercedes-AMG GT, Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide.
The expected launch of a four-door Gran Coupe in 2019, as a model 2020.
And what is the model 8-Series do you like more: Gran Coupe or 2-door version? What would you chose?