BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe seen at the NurburgringAugust 15, 2018
Earlier in the network, there were only rumors that a four-door version of the revived BMW 8-Series coupe would be on the market. And only now it was officially confirmed – the “eight” in the body of the Gran Coupe is seen on the Nurburgring ring.
The network has the first spy photos of the upcoming 8-Series Gran Coupe. The car is a four-door, and a longer, version of the newly released coupe.
The new member of the expanding family of the 8th series was announced with the concept of the Téé M8 Gran Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show this year. Judging by the impressions of photo spies, the more comfortable and roomy version still copes with the track with dignity, and preserves the dynamic capabilities of the coupe. But now the car has more comfort for the rear passengers.
The new version will allow BMW to compete with other major sports cars and “charged” models, such as Porsche Panamera and Mercedes AMG GT4 Coupe. And later, the version was announced with an open top that will fill the segment as completely as possible.
Of course, the 8-Series Gran Coupe will receive all the most advanced and advanced technologies of the Bavarian concern. In the salon will be installed a modern information and entertainment complex with a 12.3-inch display, as well as a 10.25-inch display of the digital instrument panel. Also the model in the base will receive active stabilizers of lateral stability and a rather long list of systems of the help to the driver.
Under the hood of any changes are not expected. So, the Bavarian Panamera will be equipped with a new four-liter biturbo-motor V8 with a maximum output of up to 523 horsepower. Also available is a diesel version with a three-liter engine, capable of developing up to 315 forces. Unfortunately, the in-line six-cylinder diesel will only be sold on the European market.
It is expected that the “charged” versions from M-perfomance will receive the same motors as the new version of the M5. Thus, later it will be possible to purchase a BMW 8-Series with a 600+ horsepower engine, paired with an intelligent all-wheel drive system.
The photos included the version of the M850i xDrive, which will receive the most thorough tests, both on the Nürburgring ring and on public roads. It is expected that the salon will receive both a four- and five-seat layout, but it is not yet clear whether the rear passengers will have enough space above their heads.