Published on April 24th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport Introduced in Malaysia RM969K
BMW Malaysia have digitally launched the 840i Gran Coupé M Sport. It’s a larger (20 cm to the wheelbase), 4-door variant of the 8-Series Coupé that was launched here last year. It can also be thought of as the spiritual successor to the 6-Series Gran Coupé of the previous generation. In name, this is the first 8-Series Gran Coupé.
The 840i Gran Coupé is powered by a 3.0L inline 6 TwinPower Turbo petrol engine with 340hp and 500Nm of torque. This allows the car to get to an electronically limited top speed of 250km/h and accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds. Power is sent to the rear wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic transmission system. It also comes with an M Sport differential on the rear axle, Integral Active Steering, and Adaptive Suspension with electronically-controlled dampers.
Here are the some of the key equipment pieces on this particular model:
- BMW M Sport package
- BMW M Aerodynamic kit
- BMW laser headlight with high-beam assistant
- Full-LED taillights
- Panoramic glass roof
- M Sport package diffuser
- 20-inch light alloy wheels in the Y-spoke style 728 M Bicolour
- Mixed tyre sizes
- runflat tyres
- M Leather steering wheel
- ‘CraftedClarity’ glass application on the interior
- Front electrically-adjustable sports seats with integrated headrests and active seat ventilation
- Ambient lighting
- 4-zone automatic air conditioning
- Roller sunblinds
- BMW Live Cockpit Professional
- Heads up Display
- BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
- BMW Gesture Control
- 12.3″ digital instrument cluster
- 10.25″ infotainment display
- BMW Operating System 7.0
- Cross-traffic Warning (rear)
- Lane Change Warning
- Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function
- Automatic Speed Limit Assist
- Steering and Lane Control Assistant with narrow-passage support
- Forward Collision Warning with braking function (pedestrians & cyclists)
- Parking Assistant Plus
- Surround View system
- Active Park Distance Control
The BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport is available in Malaysia for RM968,800.
Here’s the press release with more information.
BMW Malaysia today introduced the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport, the newest member to the premium automaker’s portfolio of luxury vehicles at its first ever virtual unveiling in Malaysia on https://shop.bmw.com.my.
The First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport is an extraordinary combination of superior aesthetics, sporting spirit and a luxurious ambience. Featuring a dynamic silhouette with four doors, a long wheelbase and a coupé-style roofline flowing effortlessly into the sloping rear, this coupé is the most luxurious BMW has ever built.
The First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport – a lesson in luxury.
As the most luxurious sports coupé BMW has ever built, the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport elegantly features a silhouette that is powerfully defined and dynamically extended – making it an unmistakable member of the BMW 8 Series.
The iconic kidney grille is complemented by a widened frame that emphasises the vehicle’s low centre of gravity, while the large M Sport air intakes and BMW laser headlight with high-beam assistant – the most slender headlight of all BMW models – provide clear definition to the frontal appearance of the vehicle. The coupé also features the BMW M Aerodynamic kit, in addition to the standard BMW M Sport package.
A Gran Turismo feel is evoked via the roofline’s flowing transition into the rear of the sports coupé, while the BMW Hofmeister kink maximises the visual impact of the C-pillar and its fin design. Frameless side windows further accentuate the fluidity of the sports coupé. Towards the rear, full-LED taillights are offered with the stylised L-shape and smoked glass cover, along with horizontal lines along the rear to underline the vehicle’s width. Exhaust tailpipes flank the M Sport package diffuser.
The wheelbase of the coupé has been increased by around 20 centimetres, allowing space for two additional – equally frameless – doors and an interior ambience completely unmatched by any previous BMW sports coupé. The coupé also offers 20-inch light alloy wheels in the Y-spoke style 728 M Bicolour with mixed tyres and runflat tyres.
Powering the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport is a formidable three-litre six-cylinder in-line TwinPower Turbo engine that is new to the BMW 8 Series and is capable of generating a top speed of 250 km/h. The coupé outputs 250 kw / 340 hp at 5,000 – 6,500 rpm with a peak torque of 500 Nm at 1,600 – 4,500 rpm. The century sprint is achieved in only 5.2 seconds – fastest in its segment, with a combined fuel consumption of 7.9 l/100km and combined carbon output of 180 g/km.
Attuned to the award-winning advanced eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheels, the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport excels with a wide range of gear ratios and very short shift times. The coupé’s engine is also combined with the BNW sDrive rear-wheel-drive system, while the sport exhaust system emanates unmistakeably powerful acoustics.
Excellent driving dynamics is offered to the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport via the BMW motor racing DNA that guarantees best-in-class handling as well as high-level agility and lateral dynamics. The chassis components also ensure ideal conditions for a comfortable ride. The First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport owes its extraordinary driving characteristics to a low centre of gravity, an extremely stiff body and chassis as well as high-tech suspension components largely taken off the M shelves, such as the M Sport differential on the rear axle for maximum traction, the Integral Active Steering for more directional stability and Adaptive Suspension with electronically-controlled dampers.
The luxurious silhouette of the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport is complemented with an equally stunning interior that conveys an allure typical of a sports coupé. With the wheelbase extended by a good 20 centimetres, rear passengers can enjoy a sense of space unparalleled in other BMW coupés by far. The panoramic glass roof creates a light, airy ambience which makes the four-door coupé feel even more spacious. Other highly-anticipated features include the M Leather steering wheel and ‘CraftedClarity’ glass application in the interior elements.
The coupé is also furnished with a full-leather dashboard, electric sports seats with integrated headrests and active seat ventilation for both the driver and front passenger, as well as rear seats with a moulded single-seat appearance. Ambient lighting with adjustable brightness and colour spectrum helps set the mood for the drive, while the four-zone automatic air conditioning makes it a comfortable one. Roller sunblinds are also available as standard. The further expanded luggage space now offers 440 litres of luggage capacity when rear seat backrests are folded with a 40/20/40 split.
Digital services are offered via the BMW Live Cockpit Professional combined with the Head-Up Display and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant for smoother vehicle operation. The natural voice interaction via the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, intuitive operation via the iDrive Controller, touchscreen feature and BMW Gesture Control also provide additional safety and convenience to both driver and passenger.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes a 12.3-inch, customisable instrument cluster and combines it with the large (10.25-inch) touchscreen Control Display. The latest-generation infotainment system based on BMW Operating System 7.0 excels with a clean layout as well as customisable and personalised displays.
Latest in driving assistance systems also equip the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport under the BMW Personal CoPilot umbrella. These features include the Driving Assistant Professional which comes with the Cross-traffic Warning at the rear and Lane Change Warning. It also includes the Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, the automatic Speed Limit Assist, the Steering and Lane Control Assistant including narrow-passage support and the Forward Collision Warning with braking function (pedestrians and cyclists).
In addition, the Parking Assistant Plus available as standard includes the Parking Assistant as well as the Surround View system with Top View, Panorama View and Remote 3D View. The lateral parking aid and the Active Park Distance Control emergency braking feature are also included to help support in sticky parking situations.
Owners will also be able to enjoy the BMW Display Key along with the BMW Connected Package Professional with Teleservices, Intelligent Emergency Call and Apple CarPlay for enhanced convenience and comfort on every drive. Sheer Driving Pleasure is also found in great driving music via the Harman Kardon 16-speaker surround sound system.
The First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport is offered in six dynamic colours, namely Barcelona Blue, Sonic Speed Blue, Carbon Black, Black Sapphire, Mineral White and Sunset Orange. They can be paired with BMW Individual extended Merino leather trim in a variety of premium colour combinations ranging from Black, Night Blue, Cognac, Tartufo and Fiona Red.
Customers can now book the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport on www.shop.bmw.com.my at RM5,000.
Dynamic financial programme.
With the Balloon Financing Plan from BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia, the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport can be owned with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM 11,058.00 (based on estimates of an 80% loan on a five-year tenure).
Complete premium ownership experience.
Owners of the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport will receive the complete BMW Group Malaysia Premium Ownership experience which includes:• BMW 5-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme• BMW 2-Year/ 24 Month Tyre Warranty Programme for its Run Flat Tyre offering and services• BMW Roadside Assistance and Accident Hotline• The BMW Group Loyalty+ Mobile App – BMW White Card• BMW Service Online
The retail pricing (on the road, without insurance, and with BMW Group Malaysia’s latest 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty, Free Scheduled Service Programme and BMW Tyre Warranty Programme) for the First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport is:
The First-Ever BMW 840i Gran Coupé M Sport RM 968,800.00