BMW M8 coupe and convertible leave the US marketOctober 3, 2020
The 2021 BMW M8 Gran Coupe is still available in the US market, but supply problems stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic are currently curtailing the M8 lineup in the United States.
In the wake of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, another powerful duo is leaving the US auto market, at least for a while, as the BMW M8 lineup will lose its two-door models by 2021. BMW announced today that starting in the 2021 model year, the M8 coupe and convertible will no longer be available in North America. In addition, the M8 Competition will gradually be replaced as a stand-alone model by the optional ‘Competition’ package.
Fans of large and fast German sedans or coupes will have the 2021 four-door M8 Gran Coupe starting at $ 131,995. This “beast” is equipped with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that develops 600 horsepower. The Competition package will add another 17 horsepower to the power plant.
For convertible aficionados or people who just want a big two-door BMW, the less powerful M850i convertible and coupe is still available with a 523bhp twin-turbo V8, which isn’t as fast and sporty as the outgoing M8 variants.
As for the reason the two-door M8 is leaving the US market, BMW spokesman Oleg Satanovsky said: “The decision is based on available stocks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on dealership operations and sales.” Both vehicles will continue to be available in other regions.
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