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2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Looks Boring in Latest Spyshots

The M850i is a fantastic-looking coupe with wild curves and a price tag to match. But the 8 Series itself doesn't look that special, and that also seems to apply to the Gran Coupe model that's undoubtedly coming out next year.
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Judging from the state of this test prototype that's been spotted in Europe, the 8er 4-door coupe is ready by the type Detroit opens its doors in January. But just like the convertible, it's not going to be a big deal.

The point of a flagship model is to be amazing. That's why Mercedes doesn't make a vanilla version of the S-Class coupe, though it's dropping the ball with the 3-liter AMG GT models. In any case, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is a replacement for the 6 Series model, which we found to be a bit more emotional in its raw state.

In fairness, the Gran Coupe is probably the one you'd want. It's got more usable rear seats and a bigger, more imposing body. The Russians are going to love squeezing models and guns in this before they go drifting. And all of them are going to want to add the M Sport body kit.

As we've discussed in previous stories, this package costs about $6,000, depending on the market, but besides the angry bumpers also includes sportier brakes and suspension. So far, the coupe and convertible models only have one engine to which you can add M goodies, the 320 horsepower 840d. Obviously, there's an 840i on its way as well for 2019. BMW has trademarked enough names to suggest 2-liter versions will eventually be offered.

Of course, the real magic starts with the 530 horsepower M850i Gran Coupe. But if even that's not enough, an M8 model will crank up the output of the V8 to around 620 HP, enough for any drag racing enthusiast.

 
 
 
 
 

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