BMW reveals M8 Gran Coupe, Competition variant
The range-topper can hit 60 mph in three seconds flat.
BMW has revealed the M8 Gran Coupe lineup, including the Competition variant and a limited First Edition.
The announcement does not bring any surprises, essentially merging the existing M8 and the 8 Series Gran Coupe.
The extra doors and stretched body provide nearly eight inches of additional rear shoulder room and more than seven inches of rear legroom, yet add just 185 pounds to the two-door's curb weight.
The latest Gran Coupe is powered by the M8's familiar 4.4-liter twin-turbo S63 V8 with 600 horsepower for the standard edition and 617 ponies for the Competition trim, with both variants tuned for 553 pound-feet of torque.
The extra heft does not appear to slow down the bigger M8, which matches its smaller sibling with a 3.1-second sprint to 60 mph for the standard car or three seconds flat for the more powerful package.
Only 50 examples of the M8 Gran Coupe First Edition will be heading to US showrooms, each based on the Competition variant. The special build pairs Individual Green Metallic paint and Goldbronze wheels and accents, taking inspiration from the concept vehicle.
Pricing starts at $130,995 (including freight) for the M8 Gran Coupe, with a $13,000 premium for the Competition package. Production is expected to begin in November.