Refreshing and Review: 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

Hitting the US for the first time is the BMW 840i Gran Coupe, which uses BMW’s venerated TwinPower 3.0 liter inline-6 Turbo engine. It makes 335 hp and 668 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 of 4.9 seconds. With optionally xDrive, the 840i will hit that mark in 4.6 seconds. The 8 Series also features the TwinPower 4.4 liter V8 Turbo engine from its Coupe counterpart in M850i xDrive guise. This engine makes 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque for a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds.

BMW 8 Series

Head-up Display

The 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has the latest head-up display that adds additional content and optimized graphics. This makes it easy to see the projected information without diverting eyes from the road. The BMW infotainment and driving system includes the latest version of iDrive, providing better interaction and control options for users. BMW Connected supports intelligent connectivity for easy, stress-free navigation. Drivers can connect to the app from within the car or using their mobile devices to enjoy more convenience.

Intelligent Personal Assistant

Standard specification for the new BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe includes the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, an intelligent digital helper who responds to the prompt “Hey BMW” and is an intrinsic element of the operating system. The BMW Group is set to revolutionize driving pleasure with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and, in so doing, enters a new era in which drivers will increasingly be able to operate their car and access its functions and information simply by speaking. The range of functions and skills available will be constantly expanded as part of updates, which can be carried out seamlessly on a smartphone and in-car by Remote Software Upgrade.

BMW 8 Series

The Interior

Like the coupe and convertible, the Gran Coup’s interior is lavishly outfitted—albeit sedately styled—and features a digital gauge display, touchscreen infotainment with navigation, ambient interior lighting such as the white 912 led bulb for map light, and soft leather upholstery. Legroom is more generous in the rear seat of the Gran Coupe than it is in the other models but, thanks to the car’s sharply angled roofline, headroom will be tight. The 8-series Gran Coupe goes on sale this fall with a starting price of around $85,000 for the 840i with M850i models starting in the low six-figures.

In the 840i xDrive and M850i xDrive Gran Coupe models, the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system features rapid, precise and fully variable distribution of drive torque between the front and rear wheels, maximizing traction and handling stability not just when driving in adverse road conditions, but in performance driving situations as well. Power is split in accordance with demands at all times using an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch that is networked with the powertrain and chassis systems.

BMW 8 Series

BMW will offer the 8-Series Gran Coupe in two distinct flavors. The entry-level 840i Gran Coupe starts at $85,895 (all prices include destination charges). BMW’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-six engine powers the rear wheels, making 335 horsepower and 368 pound-feet of torque. The 840i xDrive Gran Coupe, which offers all-wheel-drive, starts at $88,795.

BMW M8 North America Testing With Huge Rear Spoiler

High performance serving safety: the new BMW M8 MotoGP(TM) Safety Car. In-person – even under the bright lights of a late summer’s day in Vancouver and surrounded by all sorts of other precious metal from McLarens to Paganis – the Manufaktur has a definite presence. Indeed, when you think about it, a car like this deserves to a special hue, a little more flair than its brethren. That’s what sets vehicles like this apart, and I would guess it’s a big part of what people want when they’re shopping in this realm. The carbon fiber bits are especially inviting when set against the Fire Red backdrop; they seem to shine all that more brightly themselves. The M8 Competition, to those in the know, is a true mental car.


The Design

The distinctive Widmanstätten surface pattern of meteorites are seen all around the M850i. The extra-terrestrial material has an appearance of ice crystals. This finish is seen on the hand-stitched headliner and on the center console’s trim finishers. This distinctive meteorite pattern can also be seen on the exterior mirror caps, the front splitters, the center mesh plate and the surrounds for the vertical air vents on the front side panels. Housing with white 9012 led bulb kit, the pattern of meteorites would be shown more stylish.

Leather Options

In addition to the leather options for the S-Class, a design roof liner in Nappa leather is available exclusively for the Mercedes-Maybach. The leather trim extends to sunblinds, roof grab handle, pillar trim, both vanity mirrors in the rear with diamond quilting pattern, and the frames of the Burmester 3D loudspeakers. Elaborate topstitching on the three interior colors of Nappa leather available (black, porcelain and crystal grey) attest to the high level of craftsmanship involved in each vehicle’s fabrication.


New Features

To commemorate the long-anticipated return of the 8 Series to the BMW lineup after a hiatus of two decades, and to celebrate the launch of the new halo within the BMW portfolio, BMW Canada and BMW M have collaborated to bring forth the BMW M8 Individual Manufaktur Editions” which have been designed exclusively for the Canadian market and debut as the first special-edition M8’s in the world. Per our sources, the McLaren V12 (a modified S70) and the M8’s V12 were likely constructed by many of the same engineers hence a similar design and output but differed in areas such as overall length due to the horizontal intakes for a front-engine layout if the 8 compared to the vertical intakes of a mid-engined car The McLaren engine, from a design standpoint, shared quite a lot of characteristics and parts with the S50 engine of the E36 M3.

BMW Canada has just announced the BMW M8 Individual Manufaktur Edition which aims to pay tribute to the original BMW E31 M8 Prototype car. It’s hard to believe that it has been 9 years since we first saw the BMW M8 E31. It was during a trip to the BMW Welt when the Bavarians were just getting started on the BMW i sub-brand. So in contrast to the theme at hand, they decided to show, for the first time, the BMW M8 Prototype. And what a story this car has.


BMW M and BMW Canada unveiled a particular version BMW M8 in the present day, below the BMW M8 Particular person Manufaktur Version moniker. These particular fashions have been designed completely for the Canadian market and would be the first special-edition M8 fashions on this planet. They’re primarily based on the BMW M8 Coupe and have particular finishes and craftsmanship that’s certain to get your creativeness moving into a heartbeat.

2020 BMW M4 M Heritage Will Limit to 750 Coupes Global

BMW is celebrating all things M-Division with a new, limited-edition, M4. The latest example to date of a fascinating combination of performance and exclusiveness is the BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre. This open-top high-performance sports car was produced in a limited edition of 300 and presented in 2020 – three decades after the premiere of the first-generation BMW M4 M Heritage. This edition model also featured exclusive paint finishes – namely Macao Blue metallic and Mandarin II uni – and specific interior design, providing for unique and aesthetic driving pleasure both on country roads and on the racetrack.

BMW M4 M Heritage

Performance Division Color

The familiar color combination of the BMW M performance division – light blue, dark blue and red – is featured throughout. There’s a choice of three body colors (Laguna Seca Blue, Velvet Blue metallic and Imola Red), while the carbon-fiber reinforced-plastic roof incorporates a decorative strip in the M colors, integrated into the composite at the factory. Whether or not BMW comes up with a price point that makes the M Heritage a good value is largely irrelevant, however. The vehicle’s rarity will automatically position it as a collectible car, something the manufacturer was keen to note. With the next-generation of the 4 Series expected to debut, at least in concept form, next month, the M Heritage is also likely to be viewed as a send-off for the current model.

Engine Features

The M Heritage edition is based on the M4 M Heritage equipped with the optional Competition Package, led car lights upgrade package, so its 3.0-liter straight-six engine is turbocharged to deliver 444 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, and 406 pound-feet of torque between 2,350 and 5,500 pm. Rear-wheel drive is the only configuration offered, but BMW lets buyers choose between a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic controlled via shift paddles. The M4 takes 3.8 seconds to reach 60 mph from a stop in its quickest, two-pedal configuration.

BMW M4 M Heritage

Types of M4

This open-top high-performance sports car was produced in a limited edition of 300 and presented in 2020 – three decades after the premiere of the first-generation BMW M4 M Heritage. This edition model also featured exclusive paint finishes – namely Macao Blue metallic and Mandarin II uni – and specific interior design, providing for unique and aesthetic driving pleasure both on country roads and on the racetrack. Based on another special edition, the M4 DTM, the M Heritage Edition features several styling differences to the regular M4. Three paint shades are offered – Imola Red, Laguna Seca Blue and Velvet Blue metallic – which mirror the colored stripes of the BMWM4 M Heritage logo. The carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof gets subtle stripes in these colors and is joined by 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels in matt grey.

CFRP Design

Furthermore, the two-seater’s carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof boasts a striking decorative strip in the BMW M colors, which is integrated into the CFRP composite at the factory using a special manufacturing process. Likewise unique are the forged, 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in a star spoke design finished in Orbit Grey matt and fitted with mixed tires.

BMW M4 M Heritage

Exterior color options spill over into interior designs. Silverstone (light gray) and black leather with turquoise stitching will accompany M4s painted in Laguna Seca Blue, while a darker blue contrast stitching will be used for cars with a Velvet Blue exterior. The interior car light features 6000K white t10 led bulb, which accompanies black leather and looks great. Meanwhile, Imola Red vehicles will receive red and black leather with red stitching. All cars will feature Merino leather M Sport seats and plated door sills indicating the car’s special edition status and production number.