BMW teases eight Collection Gran Coupe with two extra doorways, no much less type


Except for the additional doorways, there’s nothing right here we’ve not already seen on the eight Collection. However dang if this physique does not look good as a sedan.


BMW loves selection. The automaker has sedans, and it has coupes. Nevertheless it additionally has Gran Coupes, that are coupes which were given an additional set of aspect doorways, not all of that are sedans. Complicated? Yeah, kind of. However in step with custom, we did not have to attend too lengthy till BMW determined to slap extra doorways on its newest coupe.

BMW on Friday teased the upcoming eight Collection Gran Coupe. Just like the 6 Collection coupe and Gran Coupe that preceded it, the eight Collection Gran Coupe is solely the eight Collection coupe with an additional set of doorways. Whereas the Four Collection Gran Coupe is definitely a hatchback, it seems the eight Collection GC will comply with within the 6’s footsteps and have a correct trunk out again, making it a sedan.

Anybody who’s paid consideration to BMW’s ideas of late would have seen this coming. BMW first hinted on the eight Collection’ four-door aspirations with the Idea M8 Gran Coupe, which teased each a future Gran Coupe and a future M8 on the similar time. We talked to BMW on the LA Auto Present late final yr, and its representatives confirmed to us that the Gran Coupe was on the way in which, with three variants of the M8 (coupe, convertible, Gran Coupe) rolling out final.

It is not obscene to count on a cookie-cutter powertrain within the eight Collection Gran Coupe, borrowing the 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 from each the coupe and convertible variants. In these automobiles, it places out 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque, which suggests the M8 must be fairly gnarly if it will high that engine. Contemplating how shut the Four Collection and Four Collection GC are priced, let’s hope the eight Collection Gran Coupe stays near the eight Collection’ beginning worth of $111,900 earlier than vacation spot.


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