When dynamics meet luxury, the result is something unique: the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé is a breathtaking four-door sports car with a generous sensation of space. Its design is aesthetics in its most thrilling form. It establishes a completely new design language for luxurious sports cars, conveying unbridled power and impressive agility. The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé keeps this uncompromisingly sporty promise on every metre of asphalt. As soon as the spirited engine sends the rev counter soaring to new heights, passenger pulses start climbing too. In all four seats – in an irresistibly exclusive and at the same time impressively sporty ambience.
BMW M840i Gran Coupé:
|Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined)||7.9|
|CO2 emissions in g/km (combined)||180|
THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BMW 8 SERIES GRAN COUPÉ
Domagoj Dukec, Head of Design BMW
The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé is an impressive four-door sports car that revolutionises the design language in this class. The muscular and precise contours of the bonnet make reference to the impressive potential that lies beneath. Inspiring to equal degrees are the sculpted interplay of surfaces in the side sections and the consistent coupé silhouette. The latter flows into a distinctive rear section with a muscular shoulder that indicates the unbridled power even when standing still. The rear window is embedded between two fins that converge in the tailgate – an exclusive detail normally only familiar in hand-crafted vehicles.
The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé offers a surprisingly generous amount of space in the rear passenger compartment, which is something not usually expected in a sports car. A long wheelbase and a raised roof line create a lot of space to give an extremely comfortable amount of head and leg room for rear passengers. Travelling in a luxurious sports coupé doesn’t get any more comfortable.
The rear passengers in the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé enjoy the first-class cushioning of supremely comfortable leather seats with sports styling and the character of individual seats. They offer the passengers a pleasant, enclosed sensation when seated and hence excellent side support even when the car is driven dynamically. It turns every journey on the rear seats into an impressive motoring pleasure.
The Panorama glass roof in the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé offers fresh air when open and even when closed provides an atmosphere flooded in light and an even more luxurious sensation of spaciousness. It opens and closes fully automatically and is also equipped with a slide and tilt function. And in intense sunlight, the integrated roller sunblind can be closed by means of a variable electric control.
Prescheduled thrills: thanks to innovative drivetrain and chassis components, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé offers a supreme level of sportiness. The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission allows especially sporty gear changes. The Integral Active Steering with rear wheels also contributes to reducing the steering effort and raises driving stability and comfort, especially during fast cornering. The low centre of gravity and the high basic rigidity of the body furthermore ensure real driving pleasure.
The newly developed BMW TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder petrol engine with a displacement of 3.0 litres and 250 kW (340 hp) delivers impressive power and high efficiency with a low weight. Thanks to a torque of 500 Nm, the power unit in the BMW 840i provides maximum driving pleasure with acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. Both when sprinting and negotiating twisting roads. Owing to its silky smooth running characteristics, the engine also offers a self-assured driving experience of the superlative class on long trips – always accompanied by the inspiring sound of the 6-cylinder baritone and moderate fuel consumption.
INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BMW 8 SERIES GRAN COUPÉ
The interior design of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé radiates individual luxury with each of its fine details and at the same time delivers a clear declaration of ambitious sporting intent. The high-quality leather upholstery is highly exclusive, all materials are of superior quality and are complemented by a perfect surface finish. Combined with masterly craftsmanship, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé presents a modern and first-class interior with supreme comfort and an outstandingly generous level of spaciousness.
The optional multifunctional seats in the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé can be altered via an active backrest adjustment, a variable lumbar support and a manual seat depth control to ideally match personal preferences. The seats are covered with the most exclusive leather, such as in the BMW Individual fine-grain 'Merino' upholstery in Ivory White/Night Blue Bicolour with elegant contrast stitching.
High-quality details such as the BMW Individual interior trim strips in piano finish Black, exclusive stitching and Galvanic accents on controls endow the interior with a luxurious charm. The optional, hand-crafted glass application 'CraftedClarity' embellishes the gear selector, iDrive Controller and Start/Stop button. This feature gives the high-quality interior an exceptional power of attraction – as does the illuminated 8 on the gear selector.
The full-length centre console in the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé is also covered with exclusive leather and continues in a flowing movement through to the rear seat. It reinforces the individual seating character in the rear and offers passengers the opportunity to create their own comfortable climate. Thanks to an integrated control, the automatic air conditioning and the seat heating are individually adjustable for each passenger.
The sporty cockpit in the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé exudes a unique elegance and provides absolute driver orientation. With the intuitive operating concept of the latest generation, you have the relevant information you need in view at all times while the M leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles allows you to keep everything under control. All surfaces, buttons and controls have a first-class feel to them and stylishly round off the luxurious ambience.
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE BMW 8 SERIES GRAN COUPÉ
Enjoy progress with every metre: the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé not only sets new benchmarks on the road but also in terms of innovative technologies. From the latest-generation personalisable operating concept via convenient voice control, thanks to BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, through to partially automated driving: the innovative digital services and assistance systems in this luxurious sports car make every trip even more personal and relaxed, thus raising sheer driving pleasure to an entirely new level.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional is a personalisable control and display cluster comprising the fully digital instrument display, the high-resolution Control Display in the centre console and the Head-Up Display in your field of vision. Using touchscreen, gestures, iDrive Controller or voice with the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, you can operate fully in line with your personal preferences.
Modern vehicles are becoming increasingly complex. So why not accept help from a personal assistant? The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant supports you during the operation of your BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, be it with navigation, entertainment or vehicle functions. A brief “Hey BMW” is all it takes for you to start communicating with your BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. To get to know it better, simply ask: “Hey BMW, who are you?”. Incidentally, you can change the activation word too, just say: “Hey BMW, change the activation word.”
The Experience Modes allow you to adapt the interior ambience of your BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé to match your current mood. The three individual modes “Expressive”, “Wellbeing” and “Executive” offer you an ideally coordinated interplay of interior functions such as air conditioning, seat heating, light and music. This stimulates your senses and has a positive effect on your overall comfort. For even more sheer driving pleasure. Simply say: “Hey BMW, activate the Expressive mode.”, and try it out.
The optional Driving Assistant Professional helps you to maintain the right distance as well as the desired speed and lane and also to avoid collisions. For instance, the system warns you of unwanted lane changes by vibrations on the steering wheel. It also ensures that your BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé brakes automatically if the distance from any vehicles ahead or pedestrians on the carriageway becomes too close. It additionally warns you of any cross traffic that is difficult to see and makes pulling out of a parking space easier. Furthermore, the system supports you in an emergency when bringing the vehicle to a stop.
EXCLUSIVE MATERIALS IN THE BMW 8 SERIES GRAN COUPÉ
The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé impresses with sporty light alloy wheels and the special paint finishes that ideally underline the unique design by means of distinct shining and shimmering effects. In the interior the use of luxurious materials without exception speaks a clear language. The sporty and elegant ambience impresses thanks to the finest leather upholsteries with first-class touch characteristics and high-quality interior trim strips with a perfect surface finish. Exclusive decorative elements additionally embellish the interior and blend harmoniously into the overall stylish picture.
Paint finish in Frozen Bluestone metallic
20" M light alloy wheels Y-spoke style 728 M Bicolor Cerium Grey with performance tyres and mixed tyres
BMW Individual full-leather trim 'Merino' Black-Ivory White/Night Blue
BMW Individual interior trim finishers piano finish Black