BMW Malaysia has launched the new M8 Gran Coupe, priced at RM 1,455,145.25. Alongside the M8 Gran Coupe, BMW also launched the M8 Coupe, priced at RM1,452,960.88.

Like the M8 Coupe, the M8 Gran Coupe is also powered by a turbocharged V8 with a 7,200 rpm redline. The M8 Gran Coupe is also available with the M Driver’s package which brings the Gran Coupe’s top speed to 305 km/h.

It’s equipped with the M xDrive system that offers all-wheel drive benefits without compromising rear-wheel drive fun. The system’s rear-wheel bias is noticeable even in the default 4WD setting but in 4WD Sport mode, more power is sent to the rear wheels for improved agility.

PERFORMANCE

  • Engine: 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8
  • Transmission: 8-speed Steptronic automatic
  • Drivetrain: xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Horsepower: 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 750 Nm @ 1,500 to 5,600 rpm
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 3.3 seconds
  • Top Speed: 250 km/h (electronically-limited)

Despite being 95 kilograms heavier than the M8 Coupe, the M8 Gran Coupe’s 0 to 100 km/h time is identical with its two-door sibling.

EXTERIOR

The exterior of the M8 Gran Coupe may just look like a stretched M8 Coupe but the differences are subtle but effective. The windscreen is positioned at a more upright angle, resulting in increased headroom for the occupants in the front of the four-door sports cars.

The M8 Gran Coupe is over 231 mm longer in length, with 200 mm longer wheelbase compared to thr M8 Coupe. However, just like the M8 Coupe, the roof of the M8 Gran Coupe is also made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).

  • BMW Laser light
  • M front apron
  • M kidney grille
  • M rear diffuser
  • M rear spoiler
  • 20-inch style 810 M light-alloy wheels
  • Soft close doors

The BMW M8 Gran Coupe comes with M Adaptive suspension and M Compound six-pot caliper brakes as standard. As an alternative, the new BMW M8 is also available with optional M carbon-ceramic brakes.

Like the M8 Coupe, the M8 Gran Coupe also comes with an M-specific exhaust with a Sound Control button next to the gear selector lever to allow drivers to adjust the sound of the vehicle according to their personal preference. Exterior colours include Alpine White, Brands Hatch Grey, Marina Bay Blue, Motegi Red, Black Sapphire, Donington Grey and Barcelona Blue.

INTERIOR

Inside the M8 Gran Coupe is adorned with M sport seats, M-specific gear knob and M seat belts. The M Sport seats come with electric adjustments with memory function. The seats are upholstered with Marino leather while carbon fibre trims are standard.

  • 10.25-inch Control Display
  • M Head-up display
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon
  • Gesture Control
  • Apple CarPlay only
  • Wireless charging

In the centre console, the M8 Gran Coupe also features an M Mode button which allows drivers to activate “ROAD” and SPORT” settings to alter the driver assistance systems and the information shown in the instrument cluster and Head-up display.

SAFETY & DRIVER ASSISTANCE

  • Active Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assistant
  • Lane Change Assistant
  • Reversing Assistant
  • Evasion Assistant
  • Wrong-way driving warning
  • Front crossing traffic warning
  • Panoramic View, Top View, 3D Top View

For a limited time only, BMW Group Malaysia is offering special programmes and campaigns for a range of BMW M models from 15th August to 30th September 2020. The limited-time M Town Special Support offers new owners of the BMW M2 Competition, BMW M4 Coupé, BMW M5 Sedan, BMW M850i xDrive Coupé an attractive price reduction of RM25,000, RM45,000, RM70,000 and RM75,000 respectively.

For latest price list of BMW vehicles in Malaysia, click here.


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Pan Eu Jin
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