BMW 8 Series Gran CoupéBook Test Drive
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.
INDIVIDUAL LUXURY WITH A SPORTING CHARACTER
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.
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.
C-pillar with fin design
The C-pillar with fin design and the new, modern interpretation of the BMW Hofmeister kink in the side window graphics contribute significantly to the flowing silhouette of the vehicle. The fin design in the transition from the roof to the rear section reminds of the design of handmade automobile classics. At the same time, the large pillar surface suggests status and presence.
Panorama glass roof
When opened, the electric Panorama glass roof with slide and lift functions provides ample fresh air, while it creates a bright, light-flooded atmosphere in the interior when closed. You open and close it at the touch of a button or with the vehicle key. It is equipped with a roller sunblind and a wind deflector. It also provides a continuous glass look from front to rear window.
In laser high-beam mode, BMW Laserlight illuminates a range of up to 600 m, nearly twice as for as that of conventional headlights. Better visibility in the dark significantly increases safety. Blue accents and the lettering "BMW Laser" in the headlight also underline the technological standards and the sportiness of the vehicle.
Active Air Stream kidney grille
The Active Air Stream kidney grille opens and closes the air vents in the radiator grille according to the cooling requirements of the engine, the brakes and the air conditioning. At the same time, the system's movable slats reduce air resistance when closed, thereby improving aerodynamics.
M Sport front apron
The M Sport front apron with spoiler lip enhances the sporty, dynamic impression and improves the vehicle's aerodynamics. The airflow is directed to the outer sides of the front wheels through the openings. The emerging air curtain prevents turbulences in the area of the wheelhouses and therefore reduces the air resistance.
The tailpipe trims on both sides in Cerium Grey are a striking and exclusive design highlight in the rear view of the vehicle. The signature colour is as sporty as it is luxurious.
DRIVETRAIN AND CHASSIS TECHNOLOGIES IN THE BMW 8 SERIES GRAN COUPÉ
The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé fascinates with impressive agility and unbridled dynamics. From the powerful bi-turbo petrol engines via the Adaptive M suspension and the Integral Active Steering through to xDrive, the intelligent all-wheel drive system – the optimally coordinated interplay of numerous innovative drivetrain and chassis components is a guarantee of pure thrills. And particularly so on winding routes, where this unique sports car gleams with supreme precision, traction and driving stability to offer a maximum of sheer driving pleasure.
The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé embodies the fascination of the automobile in its most exclusive and sporty manifestation. This is where extraordinary dynamics meet modern luxury.
Domagoj Dukec, Head of Design BMW