BMW 840i Gran Coupe: Beauty and brawn

The cabin of the BMW 840i Gran Coupe is immaculately finished with glass, veneer and leather. The BMW 840i Gran Coupe, measuring 5,082mm by 1,932mm by 1,407mm tall, exudes a commanding presence.
The BMW 840i Gran Coupe, measuring 5,082mm by 1,932mm by 1,407mm tall, exudes a commanding presence.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The cabin of the BMW 840i Gran Coupe is immaculately finished with glass, veneer and leather. The BMW 840i Gran Coupe, measuring 5,082mm by 1,932mm by 1,407mm tall, exudes a commanding presence.
The cabin of the BMW 840i Gran Coupe is immaculately finished with glass, veneer and leather. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

BMW's 840i Gran Coupe is sleeker than its two-door sibling, and nearly as punchy

Size matters in more ways than one to the 8-series Gran Coupe, BMW's new four-door tourer.

Being appreciably longer, wider and taller than its two-door sibling, the car exudes a more commanding presence. This strangely makes the four-door more worthy of the 8series iconic nameplate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2020, with the headline 'Beauty and brawn'. Print Edition | Subscribe