It is rare for a four-door sedan to get our engine running, but BMW's new high-performance coupe has not only started our engine but also changed gear and completely moved it.
Unveiled today, the new M8 Gran Coupe comes complete with more juice than is reasonable – 600 horses, to be exact – and can hover from zero to 60 in just 3.1 seconds. It's faster than it is to say, "Wow, I didn't know BMW could make cars like …"
Even better, this brute has a partner in crime. The accompanying M8 competition model – just a more powerful touch – boasts 617 hp and can compete from zero to 60 in 3 seconds.
The two M8 Gran Coupes are built around tough 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engines that can climb to a top speed of 1
In addition, you can activate back-stick operating mode with the push of a button if you want to take advantage of 533 ft-lbs of torque as well as BMW's Adaptive M Suspension, which "uses body movement data , road surface conditions and control input to adjust each damper individually within milliseconds with electromagnetic valves. " Basically, the M8 works just as well on a track as it does on the road.
The M8 Gran Coupe also features an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission, M Carbon ceramic brakes, 20-inch wheels, Icon Adaptive LED headlamps with Laserlight flanks, and an intuitive iDrive system with a high-resolution 12.2-inch instrument cluster and USB ports in large numbers.
To counteract the bold purple shell, the M8's interior is a definite gray. You can expect luxurious leather, detailed sewing, and aluminum and carbon fiber applications that are synonymous with the ground.
Of course, all that power comes at a price. The standard M8 Gran Coupe starts at $ 130,995, while the competition model costs $ 143,995. The pair will go into production next month and will likely be available in early 2020. It's your New Year's gift to yourself sorted.