Not only is the 2023 BMW M8 Gran Coupe visually more interesting than its two-door counterparts, but its extra doors and extended wheelbase make it more practical, too. While practicality is often a low priority when it comes to anything with a six-figure price, the four-door M8 allows the driver to showcase the sedan’s supercar-like acceleration to a wider audience—three passengers rather than a sports car’s single rider. The theatrical experience is produced by a silky 617-hp twin-turbo V-8, a snappy eight-speed automatic, and an all-wheel-drive system with a rear-drive mode that enables drifts and burnouts. The adolescent action is enjoyed inside a cabin that is beautifully appointed and stocked with desirable luxury features. While the 2023 BMW M8 Gran Coupe delivers outrageous performance, it suffers from sterile driving manners and a jittery ride, making the better-balanced Audi RS7 and more engaging Mercedes-AMG GT63 S our preferred picks.
The M8 Gran Coupe’s twin-turbo V8 engine gives you 617 horsepower that propels you 0-60 in 3 seconds. This is a 17 horsepower advancement from the standard M8. That power is sent to all 4 wheels and the 8-speed-transmission. You always have the option to switch to rear-wheel drive according to your needs. With carbon-ceramic brakes, you get all the benefits of ultimate performance.
With the BMW Gran Coup Competition, you also get Track Mode. This disables all driver assistance programs, the audio, and the infotainment system to minimize distraction. The Competition model offers 20-inch wheels, a sport exhaust system, Merino leather, Alcantara trim, and special seat belts.
When you lease a BMW 8 Gran Coupe you get 3 driving modes: Comfort, Sport, and Sport+. Comfort is ideal for every day driving while still delivering the power you enjoy from M vehicles. And Sport mode gives you a sharper ride for curvy turns.
BMW never fails to make the driver experience pique comfortable and control. The key features packed into your BMW M8 Gran Coupe lease include:
Compared to the coupe and the convertible, when leasing an M8 Gran Coupe you get more space for your backseat passengers. The Gran Coupe has a luxurious feel to its interior. While it’s not extravagant, it’s refined in its beauty and attention to detail.
You also have your 10.2-inch color touch screen infotainment display that can also be operated with BMW’s classic rotary controller. 16-way power memory front seats with heating and ventilation, four-zone climate control, and leather upholstery give you the epitome of comfort.
As always, with 8 series leasing, you can customize your interior and trim colors, add rear heated seats, and power sunshade throughout the cabin.
The fuel efficiency for all M8 models is the same. You will get 15 city MPG and 21 MPG on the highway with your BMW M8 lease. These numbers are straight from BMW but have not been tested yet.
Drivers’ favorite feature of the M8 Gran Coupe is the electronically controlled limited-slip differential to shift the power to the back wheels. You can adjust exactly how much power you want to send back with the touch of a button.
Keep in mind- the M8 Gran Coupe is big. At 201 inches long, the Gran Coupe is 9 inches longer than the Coupe. Even with the carbon fiber roof, its 185 pounds heavier too.
The larger Gran Coupe body, longer wheelbase, and extra pounds create a slight driving dynamic lag. However, this doesn’t stop it from delivering an agile and sharp driving experience. At the same time, it’s more light-footed than expected. The firm suspension gives you a natural sports car feel. The handling is fully capable of taking you down those long winding roads without jeopardizing response intake.