BMW unveils 840i coupe, convertible

The six-cylinder versions of the 8 Series will go on sale this fall.

BMW has lifted the veil on its new 840i coupe and convertible models. The two-door variants join the already announced Gran Coupe in the 840i range.

Like the 840i Gran Coupe, the 840i coupe and convertible are powered by a turbocharged 3.0 inline-six engine that develops 335-horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent either to the 8 Series' rear wheels or through BMW's optional xDrive all-wheel drive system. Regardless of how many wheels are motivated, the 840i coupe and convertible make use of an eight-speed automatic transmission.

A standard M Sport differential helps the rear-wheel drive 840i coupe scoot from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds. However, that trick differential is no match for the all-wheel drive 840i xDrive, which zooms from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. Naturally, the heavier convertible models are a tad pokier than their fixed-roof counterparts; the 840i convertible takes 5 seconds to hit 60 while the grippier xDrive model can achieve the same feat in 4.6 seconds.

All six-cylinder versions of the 8 Series come standard with all-season tires and an electronically limited top speed of 130mph. Opting for the available performance tires bumps that top end to 155mph.

Prices for the 2020 840i coupe will start from $87,900, with the xDrive all-wheel drive model coming in at $90,800. The rear-wheel drive 840i convertible will carry a base price of $97,400; opting for all-wheel drive will raise the bottom line to $100,300. All prices excluded a $995 destination charge.

BMW will officially begin production of 840i coupe and convertible models this month, with sale slated to begin this fall.

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