When it comes to new models, BMW does it right. Instead of starting at the bottom, the first 8 Series we saw was the race-ready M8 GTE. Then came the M850i xDrive coupe and convertible. If you don’t need a twin-turbo V8, your car has finally arrived. In a press release this morning, we see the 2020 BMW 840i xDrive unveiled. There is something about a straight-six BMW convertible that is timeless. Their latest 3.0L is 13 lbs lighter and packs TwinPower turbos.
Each turbo is fed by 3 cylinders, and this ingenious approach has zero turbo lag. It offers 335 horsepower between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm, along with 368 lb-ft of torque from 1,600 to 4,500 rpm. This broad powerband allows the xDrive coupe to reach 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, with the convertible doing it in 4.6. Unfortunately, they have reverted back to timing belts, so expect an intense service schedule.
The xDrive system is optional on the coupe and convertible, and it defaults to Rear Wheel Drive until you need AWD traction.
The 2020 BMW 840i xDrive Coupe is priced at $90,800 plus the $995 Destination charge. Our dealers have all the 8-Series info, so click the link below to find one near you and stay with us for all your BMW news.