The all-new 2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe isn’t the brand’s largest sedan, or its most expensive. It also isn’t BMW’s most powerful four-door, or its quickest or fastest. So what is the new 8 Series Gran Coupe? It's BMW’s sexiest sedan.
It’s basically a four-door version of the sleek 8 Series coupe and convertible, which debuted last year. The 8 Series Gran Coupe replaces the 6 Series Gran Coupe and slots between the 5 Series and the 7 Series in the automaker's extensive lineup. Yes, it’s confusing. First of all, the name Gran Coupe surely suggests two doors, while there are four. You would also think that the 8 Series would be larger and more expensive than the 7 Series. Well, it is not. The new Gran Coupe competes with a few other high-end “four-door coupes” including the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7, and Mercedes-Benz CLS.