2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe is the newest sibling of the 8 Series with an excellent design and has many new features. The BMW motorsport division developed the BMW M8 as a high-performance version of the BMW 8 Series.
As they launched it in June 2019, the new M8 is the legal street variant of the M8 GTE, which replaces the BMW M5. This car shares the engine with the M5, and BMW produces it in models as follow:
- 2-door convertible body design (code: 91)
- 2-door coupe (code: 92)
- Fastback sedan model (code: 93) under the name BMW M8 Gran Coupe
2020 BMW M8 Grand Coupe Review
When you look at this car from a technological and engine perspective, the new M8 Gran Coupe and Competition are quite identical to the M8 two-door model. They have a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, the same torque and power figures (although the Competition version has 17 hp more power), M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, and 8-speed transmission.
A little differentiator of this car is the young family market using two new doors at the rear. Its size is longer with the addition of a wheelbase. BMW claims this car is more stable despite being more massive and has more legroom than its predecessor.
You will be comfortable when driving it with your family due to various additional features as well as agile at high speed. Besides all that, what else makes this car worthy of being in your garage? Please refer to the following review of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe 2020.
BMW M8 Gran Coupe Exterior
You can see the extra performance through a more muscular exterior design than the other 8 Series. Masculine and elegant impression comes from the surface of the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe.
|2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Ametrin-Metallic|
However, if you have more budget, you can get a Competition model with black gloss exterior highlights and M Carbon exterior package.
BMW makes the front exterior based on the previous 8 Series, so there is no significant difference from other models where the typical kidney grille on the front of the BMW M8 2020 Coupe Gran always attracts attention.
|2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Aurora-Diamant green-metallic|
At the front, the air intake is three times more significant, and the front splitter protrudes inward. BMW is also extending the front fenders to fit more full tracks with larger air vents.
On the side, the design remains smooth and straightforward without many additional accents. The vast 20-inch rims are standard, and they “hide” 395 mm M compound brakes on the front or 400 mm with optional M carbon brakes.
As a high-powered sports car, the BMW M8 Gran Coupe has an additional 200 mm in wheelbase to increase stability and comfort.
You will see a masculine appearance in a welded sculpture as one of the attractions of this car. The backlights are thin, and the rear design is similar to the previous M8 version.
The difference is the M8 logo, which emphasizes the performance version. The back exterior comes with a thin rear spoiler and a double-bubble carbon-fiber roof.
BMW M8 Gran Coupe Interior
The M8 Gran Coupe cabin combines luxury with full features for the comfort of you and your family. The interior is more relieved because of the addition of length and wheelbase.
|BMW M8 Gran Coupe interior|
Chrome accents filling the dashboard down to the center console, high-quality seat covers, and leather-coated steering have successfully expressed luxury in the M8 Gran Coupe.
Anyone will be happy with a luxurious design when they enter the cabin. Touch screen with various physical buttons combined with chrome accents on the dash of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe 2020. For default settings, all systems and displays will function as usual. But when you set the driving style to Sport mode, the head-up screen, and the instrument cluster will display relevant vehicle information.
The M8 gets the Merino leather upholstery while the Competition model gets the leather and Alcantara trim option in a contrasting two-tone color scheme. Also, the Competition model will get Alcantara skin on the lower center console and dashboard.
- Steering Wheel
You do have a leather three-spoke wheel with chrome accents to control the direction of the vehicle. Like most other new vehicles, multi-function steering will allow you to activate many features while driving.
Not only that, but the steering wheel of the M8 Gran Coupe 2020 also has unique M1 and M2 buttons in red. You can use the buttons to install your driving settings.
With a size that is longer than its sibling, this car has enough legroom in the back row. The seat design of the 2018 BMW M8 Gran Coupe is what you would expect. You have sporty-style seats for every M model from BMW.
The M8 has a more substantial side bolster and integrated headrests on the seat. Thus you can no longer adjust the headrest as you wish.
BMW M8 Features
Not only luxurious but the M8 Gran Coupe knows how to please passengers in the car. BMW applies standard technology, where you will find it in other BMW cars. Good news for passengers in the second-row seat because they get the air conditioner control button in the middle.
New iDrive 7 System
Remember, the M8 Gran Coupe 2020 has the latest and most sophisticated iDrive-7 system from BMW, and this will undoubtedly attract your attention. You will be easy to use, responsive, and you can also configure it, this is indeed one of the advantages of the M8 Gran Coupe. Even the iDrive-7 system has a new artificial intelligence function. You can activate it by saying “Hey, BMW” to access the connected car features.
Active Safety Features
Just like modern Bimmers, this car comes with a series of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). BMW M8 Gran Coupe 2020 standard dynamic safety features include:
Front collision warning
BMW’s active pre-collision mitigation system
The M8 driving assistance package is complete because it has:
- active blind-spot detection
- surround-view camera
- active parking distance control
- lane-keeping assist
- active cruise control
- extended traffic jam assistant
- Speed limit warning, and so on.
The M8 Gran Coupé 2020 has a different suspension logic. Thus the car is track-oriented further, stiffer settings, direct steering input, and has sharper turning power and efficiency.
BMW recalibrates all chassis and control systems to provide the best driving experience without sacrificing the dynamic capabilities of the car.
BMW M8 Gran Coupe Engine and Performance
The new M8 Gran Coupe has an S63 V8 engine, a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged engine, this is the same as in the new F90 M5, X5, and X6 M.
|2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe V8 engine|
Valvetronic variable valve technology is capable of generating 600 HP at 6,000 rpm and a top torque of 750 within 1,800 and 5,600 Rpm. The drive system of all M xDrive wheels gets the channeling of power through the eight-speed Steptronic M auto trans with Drivelogic environments.
All the high power has brought the operating system of the M8 Gran Coupe 2020 to speed up from 0-60 in just 3.1 secs. The results are quite impressive because the speed is the same as the two-door version, even though the body is 95 kilograms heavier. If you are a “real speed lover” and you are not satisfied with the top speed at 250 km/hour, then you can choose the M Driver package with a high speed reaching 305 km/hour!
Is that speed not enough to boost your adrenaline? Well, you can choose the M8 Gran Coupé Competition version with 617 HP and extend the peak torque output to 5,800 rpm. You will get a faster throttle response, instant gear shifts, support from the M Sport exhaust system, and speedier acceleration, 0-60 mph in just 3.0 seconds.
M8 Gran Coupe Specs and Price
The following is a specification table of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe.
The following is the MSRP of the M8 Gran Coupe.
- M8 Gran Coupe: $130,000
- M8 Competition Gran Coupe: $143,000
2020 M8 Gran Coupe is one of the best-looking modern BMW vehicles today. However, you have to buy a few additional features that you might want separately. Although the price is lower than other M8 but still expensive than its competitors. Driving safety and comfort remains a priority, to meet this, the car has various features, and the latest BMW safety system.
M8 Gran Coupe length and weight are increase. Therefore, the legroom in the 2nd row is more copious, and the movement is more stable than the coupe version. The addition of four doors makes it more weight because the market segment is family consumers. However, the combination of style and practicality managed to be the main attraction of this new BMW car.
Ryan Daniel is a car enthusiast, and he has years of experience in the automotive field as an engineer. Now he is also active as an automobile blogger and member of the auto community.