Simply speaking, the new 8 Series Gran Coupe (GC) is one of the best-looking BMWs out there at the moment.
With its swoopy, four-door body and aggressive lines, it’s a seamless marriage of form and function.
First, some stats: the 8 Series GC has a 3023mm wheelbase, 201mm longer than the 8 Series Coupe’s.
Over the Coupe, the Gran Coupe measures 5082mm in length (+231 mm), 1932mm in width (+30mm) and 1407mm in height (+61mm).
BMW kept the 8 Series Coupe’s styling right up to the beginning of the A-pillars and redesigned everything aft.
It’s surprisingly roomy in the rear, but the middle passenger will have to splay their legs astride the large central tunnel.
It consists of USB charging ports and air-conditioning vents, making the 8 Series GC, in fact, a 4+1.
Top 5 facts about the 8 Series Grand Coupe
If you’re still interested in one, we’ve crystallised five facts you need to know about BMW’s new four-door coupe:
1. BMW says the 8 Series GC has “more legroom than ever” in a BMW Coupe. With the tiny footwells in the 8 Series Coupe, we’ll take the larger legroom in the Gran Coupe any day.
2. As standard are automatic boot lid operation and Comfort Access (including hands-free opening and closing of the boot lid). The boot itself is is 440 litres, which BMW says is big enough for three golf bags.
3. Adaptive M suspension is fitted as standard on the 8 Series Gran Coupe but active roll stabilisation is optional on all model variants. The BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe and 840i GC are fitted with the M Sport differential as standard, while Integral Active Steering is standard on the all-wheel-drive model variants and optional for the BMW 840i GC.
4. Adaptive LED headlights (and LED taillights) come as standard on the 8 Series GC.
5. As standard is BMW Live Cockpit Professional with OS7.0 and you get drive assistance systems like pedestrian warning with city braking, lane change warning, rear cross-traffic alert and Parking Assistant as standard.