BMW has added three different Coupes to its 8 series line up in India this week, with the Gran Coupe, Gran Coupe ‘M Sport’ Edition and M8 Coupe which gets a starting price tag of Rs 1.3 crore and goes up to Rs 2.15 crore (ex-showroom). BMW claims this is the most luxurious sports coupe ever built by them. It carries a premium design language accentuated by four frameless doors, long wheelbase, coupe-style roofline.
The 8 Series Gran Coupe is powered by a 3-litre, in-line BSVI petrol engine, which is mated to eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission. This enables the Coupe to put out 340 hp of power and maximum torque of 500 Nm, capable of doing 0 -100 km/hr in just 5.2 seconds. In terms of the in-cabin tech on board, the Gran Coupe features a 12.3-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel and a 10.25-inch control display. Park assistant with rearview Camera running on the latest BMW operating system 7.0 which includes 3D navigation.
The Gran Coupe comes in two variants; 840i Gran Coupe which is priced at Rs 1.3 crore and you have the ‘M Sport’ edition Gran Coupe which gets a price tag of Rs 1.55 crore (ex-showroom).
On the other hand, the BMW M8 Coupe, priced at Rs 2.15 crore, has a 4-litre engine with With two highly dynamic turbochargers, also mated to eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission, which puts out 600 hp of power and torque of 750 Nm, allowing the Coupe to do 0 -100 km/hr in just 3.3 seconds.
Interestingly, the new setup menu of BMW M8 allows a person to change the dynamics of the Coupe to their liking, which includes chassis, braking and steering among others. It includes six airbags, dynamic stability control and anti-lock braking system (ABS) for added safety.
BMW says customers of the first-ever BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and the first-ever BMW M8 Coupe will gain membership to the BMW Excellence Club.