New BMW M8 Gran Coupe 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Big price, big presence for AMG 4-Door Coupe rival
The first BMW M8 Gran Coupe will launch in Australia for $349,900 (plus on-road costs) later this year.
That big sticker price will put the M8 Gran Coupe as the third-most expensive model in the brand’s range, behind the M8 Competition Coupe ($352,900), and the M760Li sports limousine ($378,900).
As with the soon-to-arrive M8 Coupe, the Gran Coupe gets the full-spec Competition kit as standard, meaning a 4.4-litre TwinPower turbo-petrol V8 engine producing 460kW of power and 750Nm of torque.
As you’d expect for the asking price, the standard specification list is extensive for this luxurious speed demon, including an M Sport exhaust system “for racecar-like sound”, as well as other go-fast bits like an M Sport differential. It rides on 20-inch M light alloy wheels, and under the bonnet is an M carbon engine cover. The roof is carbon, too, and the headlights are BMW Laserlight units with auto high beam.
Luxury inclusions comprise multi-way electric seat adjustment up front, heating and ventilation for the front seats and lumbar support, heating for the arm rests, a heated steering wheel, quad-zone climate control, carbon-fibre interior trim, M seatbelts, electric sun-blinds in the rear, an Alcantara headliner, ‘Merino’ full leather seat trim, and BMW will even throw in velour floor mats.
Media is controlled through a central 12.3-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay (no Android Auto), wireless phone charging, Bower & Wilkins surround sound system, gesture control and rotary dial system, BMW’s ConnectedDrive online services, a DriveRecorder dash cam system, and there’s a surround-view camera with Parking Assistant Plus, as well as BMW’s Night Vision camera system with pedestrian recognition.
There’s also tyre pressure monitoring, a tyre repair kit, alarm system, an automatic tailgate, smart key entry, push-button start, BMW display key, and soft-close doors.
Stay tuned for our review of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition model, which is set to arrive in Australia in the second quarter of this year.
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineFebruary 11, 2020 9:01 am