Nearly a month ago, BMW unveiled the 8 Series Gran Coupe with an 840i base version that at the time was not available for its two-door siblings. The company’s U.S. branch is now addressing this issue by introducing the entry-level flavor for the 8 Series Coupe and Convertible available from $87,900 and $97,400, respectively. Should you want xDrive instead of the standard tail-happy setup, the AWD-equipped 840i Coupe retails for $97,400 and the 840i xDrive Convertible from $100,300. Previously, the cheapest 8er in North America was the M850i xDrive Coupe from $111,900. All prices exclude the $995 destination and handling charges. You’ll be losing two cylinders by getting the 840i instead of the M850i, but that shouldn’t be much of an issue considering the 3.0-liter inline-six packs a healthy 335 horsepower and 368 pound-feet (500 Newton-meters) of torque. Get the coupe in RWD form and it’ll do 0 to 60 mph in a not-too-shabby 4.7 seconds, while xDrive will slash three-tenths of a second to enable a 4.4s sprint. Due to its increased weight, the equivalent convertible needs 5 seconds when configured with rear-wheel drive and 4.6s with AWD. 5s Pcb Connector Regardless of the 840i you...