The 8 Series Gran Coupe is the pinnacle in what many look for in a BMW – sharp looks, a premium cabin and ample amounts of driving pleasure. With its long, stretched out body, clean-cut lines and ultra sleek proportions, it is arguably the best-looking Bimmer currently, period.

And you're still getting equal levels of luxurious appeal expected from the flagship 7 Series with a highly appealing coupe-like body, without significant compromise on usability and practicality.
It doesn't take long to realise that the BMW 8 Series Coupe is a special car. The 8 Series Gran Coupe on the other hand, adds practicality to the mix without losing any of its appeal.

As the flagship model, the 8 Series Gran Coupe delivers everything that people love and want out of a grand Bimmer – sharp looks, a premium cabin, and ample amounts of driving pleasure.

It looks absolutely fantastic, with its longer, stretched out body, clean cut lines and sleek proportions. It is arguably the best-looking BMW today.

While it is undeniably high-class, high-quality and high on usability inside, the main point of the Gran Coupe is its ability to carry two extra passengers. The 200mm longer wheelbase means that passengers will have proper amounts of legroom, fitting for a grand tourer.

The car feels fantastic on the road, too. On light loads, the 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six engine is quiet, refined and buttery smooth. Get on the throttle and 335bhp and 500Nm of torque is delivered quickly and effectively to the rear wheels. In its most comfortable setting, the adaptive dampers also do a good job soaking up bumps and ruts fantastically.

And while this is a big car, it doesn't feel quite so big behind the wheel. The four-wheel steering coupled with a progressive rack mean that tight car parks are a breeze, and on the go it's agile and nippy.

More than anything, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe drives and feels the way it should. It's eye-catching and long-legged and doesn't compromise on daily practicality. It is everything you want an 'everything' BMW car to be.