The Gran Coupe is the best variant to go in the 8-Series if you’re looking for generous interior space. Here’s what’s offered by the 2023 BMW 840i Gran Coupe as the base model.
The BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe is based on the regular coupe variant of the lineup, but it offers a more convenient body style by putting on two additional doors, a sleek roofline, and energetic handling. Soon, a new model year production will be released with a powerful performance and refined features even for the base trim, the 840i. See how the 2023 BMW 840i Gran Coupe will roll out in the following.
Powertrain, Fuel Economy, and Safety Features
The Gran Coupe is one of the available variants in the range of BMW 8-Series. It was included along with the other three body style versions during the launch of the model’s 2nd generation in 2018. The G16 or Gran Coupe is the successor of the F13 BMW 6-Series model, which compared to the F06 BMW 6-Series offers improved back-row space for the passengers and is generally considered a more upscale and sportier option compared to the more conventional 7-Series sedan.
Similar to its coupe and convertible counterparts, the upcoming 8-Series Gran Coupe is going to offer four different trim levels: the 840i, 840i xDrive, M850i xDrive, and M8 Competition. Let’s talk specifically about the 2023 BMW 840i Gran Coupe, which features a 355 HP turbocharged 3L 6-cylinder powertrain. The engine is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. The base 840i is an RWD variant, while the 840i xDrive is an AWD model. Even though both aren’t equipped with a V-8 powertrain like the top-range M850i Gran Coupe, the base engine is still satisfyingly quick and creates a delightful timbre at an accelerated speed.
The 840i RWD is estimated by the EPA to earn 22/29 mpg city/highway fuel efficiency ratings. On the other hand, the 840i xDrive acquires lower ratings at 20/27 mpg city/highway.
The entry-level 840i receives a handful of standard driver assistance functions such as lane-departure warning, automated emergency parking, and forward-collision warning. More advanced features are available for additional costs.
Exterior and Interior Styling Updates
The 2023 BMW 840i Gran Coupe gains moderate styling upgrades. These include a revised front bumper, a redesigned grille that brings illumination now, fresh wheel designs, and a new color palette.
Similar to its entry-level coupe and convertible sibling, its interior is wrapped in luxury style. Each model features leather upholstery, a massive head-up display, a panoramic sunroof, and adjustable ambient lighting. More extravagant glass switchgear, multi-featured seats, and more luxurious headliners are available by opting for upgrades.
The 8-Series Gran Coupe in general offers great forward visibility. However, the rearward view is quite restricted due to the sharply sloped fastback glass. Compared to the 2-door siblings, the Gran Coupe offers more generous legroom in the rear seat, but still, the headroom is narrower, again due to the steeply angled roofline. In general, the 4-door car is also boosted more practicality compared to the coupe variant.
The new 2023 BMW 840i Gran Coupe receives a larger, 12.3” infotainment display with an integrated iDrive infotainment operation system as the centerpiece of the vehicle. It is mounted on the upper area of the dashboard and allows controls through various functions, including conventional buttons, touch commands, voice controls, or a rotary knob located on the center console. The manufacturer even equipped it with gesture-based inputs.
Each 840i Gran Coupe provides a set of USB ports, a wireless hotspot, a wireless charging pad, a Harman Kardon audio system, and smartphone integration systems (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). For a hefty extra cost, the consumers can opt for a high-end Bowers & Wilkins stereo as well.
The 2023 BMW 840i Gran Coupe Release Date and Price Detail
The production for the entire 2023 8-Series lineup is prepared to begin by the manufacturer in March 2022, at least for the U.S. market. The buyers will be able to start purchasing it in the showroom and dealership by the end of May or the spring season of 2022.
The base trim level 840i Gran Coupe is available at the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of nearly $86,000. This entry-level pricing change is maintained by BMW since the last model year.
While justifying such a price (not to mention all the optional features) to provide “good value” is hard for most people, the 2023 BMW 840i Gran Coupe is actually retailed at approximately $12,000 less than the closest rival’s base trim price point. It also doesn’t require you to sacrifice the build quality or performance.