BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe confirmed for June debut

Drew Dorian

If you're into the style and grace of BMW's revived 8-series coupe and convertible but need four doors, you're in luck: Today the German automaker confirmed that the 8-series Gran Coupe model will bow later this year and join the 4-series Gran Coupe in the lineup, effectively replacing the 6-series Gran Coupe. BMW provided a moody teaser photo that shows the car's nicely proportioned profile and bright red LED tail lamps, but not much else. We caught the 8-series Gran Coupe testing last year with minimal camo, though, so we basically know what to expect already.

We've had plenty of good things to say about the coupe and convertible models, currently offered only in sporty M850i xDrive trim, which comes with a 523-hp twin-turbocharged V-8 and all-wheel drive. At our test track, the M850i xDrive coupe blasted to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds. The extra weight of the larger body and rear doors may hold the four-door back slightly, but we still expect brisk acceleration. An M8 Gran Coupe variant will join the lineup, based on this concept car from the 2018 Geneva auto show.

BMW is set to unveil the 8-series Gran Coupe in Munich at the company's #NextGen event that kicks off on June 25th; the car is expected to go on sale shortly after, in September 2019. Additional details about the car, including powertrain, features, interior space, and more, will become available closer to the car's on sale date, with the price likely to be higher than that of the M850i coupe, which starts at $112,895.

Drew is an editor of Car 

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