The Bavarian carmaker has been caught testing 8-Series topper on snow. At first glance, the prototype shows pretty much the identical styling as its concept version. It’s not quite clear what’s that on the roof of the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe. Whatever it is, we are sure it’s going to make the successor of the M6 Gran Coupe better and faster.
This so-called Grand Coupe is actually a sedan with fastback rear end. Like we said, Even though it’s totally camouflaged, there’s no doubt that the production model has been largely influenced by the M8 Gran Coupe concept. It sports a massive bumper and four exhausts in the back, as well as vertical LED taillights. In the front, the model is fitted with enlarged air intakes that need to be as big as it’s possible in order to cool down the mighty mill. Of course, since we are talking about a high-performance car, it’s not any wonder at all why it sits close to the ground. In addition to seriously aggressive design, the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe comes coupled with big wheels that are using large carbon-ceramic brakes.
The mighty vehicle will ride on the same platform that’s currently underpinning the 7-series. It’s the CLAR architecture which is not just modular, but also mixes various materials including carbon fiber that’s here to light down the car. Speaking of pounds, the 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe will most likely weight around 4,700 lbs. It was quite easy to figure out that since the 850i coupe weighs 4,478 pounds. The Grand Coupe will have to be heavier because of larger anti-roll bars and extra bracing underneath and under the hood.
There’s no doubt what’s going to be under the hood of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe. The car will come mated to a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 delivering around 600 horsepower and 550 pound-feet of torque. Of course, BMW will add Competition specs that will squeeze off even more ponies. The mighty and thirsty mill will be connected with the M-tuned all-wheel-drive that gets power via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The testing prototype doesn’t show its cabin, but that’s okay since we know it’s going to get M-treatment that includes the distinctive steering wheel and gear selector, as well as sports seats. A gouge cluster should be round as usual.
BMW’s new vanilla model won’t be a cheap toy at all. No, the baby will cost over $150,000 without any doubt.