BMW:The new BMW 8 Series Coupé, the new BMW 8 Series Convertible, the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé.
With striking design modifications to the exterior and an interior
that has been further developed in numerous details, premium carmaker
BMW has honed the profile of its luxury sports cars. A redesigned
front section makes for an exterior look that is as dynamic as it is
elegant. In addition, all model variants of the new BMW 8 Series
Coupé, the new BMW 8 Series Convertible and the new BMW 8 Series Gran
Coupé come with an M sports package as standard. This means that the
interior likewise conveys an even more intensely focused impression of
driving pleasure. Operating convenience and connectivity are optimised
by an enlarged 12.3-inch Control Display for the BMW iDrive system.
More than ever, the luxury sports cars of the BMW 8 Series embody a
passion for inspiring performance and exclusive style. The BMW “Iconic
Glow” kidney, which is standard on all model variants, now adds a
particularly expressive accentuation to the exterior. On the inside,
the BMW Individual Merino leather upholstery – now a standard feature
– contributes to the luxurious ambience.
Luxury sports car in three body variants.
The new edition of the BMW 8 Series provides a particularly emotional
boost for the brand’s current model offensive in the luxury
performance segment. There are three individual vehicle characters to
choose from, each of them offering its own distinctive interpretation
of this fascinating combination of sporty flair and luxury. The BMW 8
Series Coupé embodies the classic two-door body shape, so it stands
firmly in the tradition of the brand’s legendary sports cars, blending
elegant lines with dynamic driving characteristics. The BMW 8 Series
Coupé was developed in parallel with the BMW M8 GTE endurance racing car.
The BMW 8 Series Convertible combines sporting performance with the
very highest level of exclusivity as well as the distinctive appeal of
open-top driving pleasure. Its classic textile soft top can be opened
or closed fully automatically in 15 seconds at the touch of a button.
The series is rounded off with a vehicle concept that combines
typical BMW dynamic performance with a clear bonus in terms of space
and long-distance suitability. As a four-door model with an
exceptionally high level of seating comfort in the rear for a sports
car, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé occupies an exceptional position in
the luxury segment. Its outstanding performance characteristics result
from the fact that it is the only model in its competitive field to
have been derived directly from a two-door sports car – the BMW 8
A choice of three engines, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
There are several options when it comes to choosing an individual
experience of the exclusive dynamic performance offered by a BMW 8
Series – not only in terms of the diversity of vehicle concepts but
also based on drive technology. Three engines are available for each
of the luxury sports cars. At the top of the model range are the BMW
M850i xDrive Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 10.8 – 10.5 l/100 km;
combined CO2 emissions: 245 – 239 g/km according to WLTP)
the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible (combined fuel consumption:
11.0 – 10.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
249 – 243 g/km according to WTLP) and the BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé
(combined fuel consumption: 11.0 – 10.7 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 251 – 243 g/km according to WLTP). These
models put the power of their 4.4-litre, 390 kW/530 hp V8 engine on
the road with the help of intelligent all-wheel drive.
The 3.0 litre in-line 6-cylinder petrol engine in the BMW 840i xDrive
Coupé models (combined fuel consumption: 8.9 – 8.6 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 204 – 195 g/km according to WLTP) and the
BMW 840i xDrive Convertible (combined fuel consumption:
9.2 – 8.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 209 – 200 g/km
according to WLTP,) and the BMW 840i xDrive Gran Coupé (combined fuel
consumption: 9.3 – 8.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
211 – 199 g/km according to WLTP) transmits its drive torque to all
four wheels. Alternatively, the 245 kW/333 hp engine can also be
combined in the BMW 840i Coupé models (combined fuel consumption:
8.6 – 8.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 196 – 186 g/km
according to WLTP,) the BMW 840i Convertible (combined fuel
consumption: 8.8 – 8.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
201 – 191 g/km according to WLTP) and the BMW 840i Gran Coupé
(combined fuel consumption: 8.9 – 8.4 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 203 – 191 g/km according to WLTP) with
classic rear-wheel drive.
Pulling power, efficiency and superior driving pleasure characterise
the drive technology in the BMW 840d xDrive Coupé (combined fuel
consumption: 6.8 – 6.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions:
179 – 170 g/km according to WLTP) and the BMW 840d xDrive Convertible
(combined fuel consumption: 7.0 – 6.7 l/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 183 – 175 g/km according to WLTP) and in the
BMW 840d xDrive Gran Coupé (combined fuel consumption:
7.1 – 6.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 186 – 174 g/km
according to WLTP). Its 3.0-litre in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine
generates a maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp. The spontaneous power
delivery, fuel consumption and emissions response of the turbo diesel
power unit are additionally optimised by the use of 48-volt mild
THE 8 X JEFF KOONS: Precision, sophistication and
craftsmanship in a limited edition.
The design style and dynamic performance of the new BMW 8 Series are
fascinating – not only on the road. For US artist Jeff Koons, they
serve as sources of inspiration for the edition of the BMW M850i
xDrive Gran Coupé he has designed, which will be presented for the
first time on 17 February 2022. THE 8 X JEFF KOONS embodies precision,
sophistication and craftsmanship. A multi-layer finish in eleven
colours creates a highly expressive appearance. Meanwhile the
interior’s impressive ambience is characterised by the very finest
leather and other exquisite materials, along with the rich red and
blue tones of BMW M GmbH and an engraved artist’s signature.
Jeff Koons and the BMW Group are linked by a partnership that dates
back more than a decade. In 2010, he designed the BMW M3 GT2 Art Car
that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This new project came about
to mark the 50th anniversary of the BMW Group’s global commitment to
culture. The limited edition is manufactured at the BMW Group plant in
Dingolfing. This makes THE 8 X JEFF KOONS an exceptionally exclusive
combination of art and driving pleasure in a luxury sports car by BMW.
Exterior design. Fresh accents for fascinating dynamic performance.
Strikingly designed surfaces and precisely traced lines ensure sporty
elegance in the body design of the three models of the BMW 8 Series in
line with the brand’s current design style. Their appearance signals
dynamic performance, exclusivity and progressive aesthetics.
Regardless of the body shape, the BMW 8 Series stands for an
unmistakable style that makes a lasting impression. Just a few weeks
after the market launch of the third body variant, the entire BMW 8
Series was awarded the “Golden Steering Wheel” as the “Best-Looking
Car of the Year” based on a reader survey by Auto Bild and
Bild am Sonntag.
The BMW 8 Series Coupé comes over as a low-slung vehicle with an
elongated silhouette and a roof line that flows elegantly into the
powerful rear. A widely flared shoulder section and wide track widths
signal the dynamic driving potential of the two-door model. Its roof –
optionally made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) – features a
central indentation reminiscent of the double curvature known as the
“double bubble” in classic racing cars.
The BMW 8 Series Convertible also features dynamic lines with its
tight-fitting tension-bar soft top. The soft top lies flat in its
compartment when opened. When the roof is open, the harmonious design
of the exterior and interior comes into full view. The vehicle’s
occupants are surrounded by coherently designed surfaces that extend
from the dashboard to the door sills and from the rear to the soft-top compartment.
In addition to its distinctive proportions, the exterior design of
the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé also features characteristically designed
side sections and rear. In addition, the four-door model has a
wheelbase that is 201 millimetres longer than that of the BMW 8 Series
Coupé at 3 023 millimetres.
Redesigned vehicle front, M sports package as standard.
The extensively modified design of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé, the
new BMW 8 Series Convertible and the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé lends
even more intense emphasis to the performance character and
extravagant presence of these luxury sports cars. All model variants
are now equipped with an M sports package as standard. As a result,
they have aerodynamically optimised body features finished in body
colour in the area of the front and rear apron as well as on the side
skirts. The large lower air intakes at the front are now structured by
horizontal struts. The diffuser insert in the rear apron is finished
in Dark Shadow metallic. The now even sportier appearance is rounded
off with 19-inch M light alloy wheels in double-spoke design and
fitted with mixed tyres. In addition, the standard equipment now
includes an M sports brake system with callipers finished in blue.
The three particularly powerful V8 models BMW M850i xDrive Coupé, BMW
M850i xDrive Convertible and BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé likewise
continue to come off the production line with M specific design
features. In addition, they now feature aerodynamically optimised M
exterior mirrors for the first time – in a design that was originally
developed exclusively for the high-performance sports cars of the BMW
M8 series. Furthermore, the airflow is guided even more precisely by a
front spoiler attachment, and on the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupé also
by an M rear spoiler. In addition, the standard equipment of the three
top models in the range includes a particularly powerful version of
the M sports brake system, the M sports differential and 20-inch M
light alloy wheels in Y-spoke design with mixed tyres. These features
are also included in the optional M Sports Package Pro for the
6-cylinder models of the new BMW 8 Series.
In addition, like the new M Performance Package for the 8-cylinder
models, it includes the M High Gloss Shadow Line with extended
features, brake callipers in black, the M Shadow Line lights with dark
inserts – available for the first time – and a black M rear spoiler
for the BMW 8 Series Coupé.
To mark the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH, all models in the new BMW
8 Series are also offered with an option that indicates a special link
with traditional motor racing enthusiasm. As an option, all models of
the new BMW 8 Series have the classic “BMW Motorsport” logo on the
bonnet, tailgate and wheel hub covers instead of the usual BMW
emblems. With its staggered semicircles in blue, purple and red, the
anniversary emblem is reminiscent of the original BMW M GmbH trademark
that was first used on racing cars in 1973.
BMW kidney grille with illuminated surround, new exterior
Adaptive LED headlights with variable light distribution, adaptive
cornering lights and the anti-dazzle high-beam assistant BMW Selective
Beam come as standard in these luxury sports cars. As an optional
extra, the BMW laser light is offered with a particularly long high
beam range. In addition, the BMW kidney grille between the headlights
now adds a striking accentuation to the front of all models in the new
BMW 8 Series. It comes as standard with the BMW “Iconic Glow”: the
waterfall lighting for the two kidney grille elements creates a
particularly extravagant expression when the new BMW 8 Series is
viewed from the front. The illumination is activated as soon as the
vehicle is opened and can be switched on or off manually by the driver.
In addition, the brand’s signature cooling air intake features
redesigned kidney bars with a distinctive U-profile. An M logo on the
BMW kidney grille of the BMW M850i xDrive Coupé, BMW M850i xDrive
Convertible and BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé is a reference to
membership of the BMW M model family as well as to the performance of
the V8 engine installed behind the radiator grille.
There is a choice of four new exterior body finishes for the luxury
sports cars. Skyscraper Grey metallic, San Remo Green metallic, M
Portimao Blue metallic and BMW Individual Frozen Tanzanite Blue
metallic are additional variants that give individual emphasis to the
modern design style of the exterior.
Furthermore, additional versions of the optionally available M light
alloy wheels in 20-inch format are available for the new BMW 8 Series
models. Meanwhile, new 20-inch M Performance light alloy wheels are
likewise offered as part of the range of Original BMW Accessories for
the 8-cylinder models in the series.
Interior and equipment. Luxurious sports car ambience redefined.
In designing the interior of the BMW 8 Series models, a unique
balance was achieved between driver-oriented dynamic performance and
exclusive elegance. The overall ambience of the interior combines
driving pleasure, modern aesthetics and individual luxury. One
defining element of the interior design is its forward-facing lines.
This is further accentuated by the standard Ambient Light, which
stylishly illuminates the contours of the dashboard and door sills.
An M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and shift
paddles for manual gear selection of the 8-speed Steptronic Sport
transmission now comes as standard in all the new BMW 8 Series models.
In the BMW M850i xDrive Coupé, the BMW M850i xDrive Convertible and
the BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupé, the M leather steering wheel features
a model-specific centre spoke design along with decorative stitching
in the colours of BMW M GmbH. Rising towards the dashboard at the
front and clearly separating the driver and front passenger areas, the
wide console also helps create a strikingly sporty atmosphere.
In the BMW 8 Series Coupé – as in the BMW 8 Series Convertible –
there are two rear seats, each with the distinct character of a single
seat. The second row of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé not only offers
particularly generous legroom: between the two outer seats with
pronounced contours and integrated headrests, it also offers a third
seat that can be used on short journeys and comprises a fully-fledged
seat belt system. This means that the four-door luxury sports car is
in fact designed as a 4+1 seater. Its standard equipment now also
includes 4-zone automatic air conditioning with separate temperature
and air volume control for the rear.
Multi-function seats and BMW Individual Merino leather
upholstery with extended features now standard in all model variants.
The M sports package – which is standard in all models of the new BMW
8 Series – also gives the interior an aura that is geared towards
focused driving pleasure. Other contributing factors in addition to
the M leather steering wheel are the anthracite-coloured M roof liner,
the M pedals in stainless steel, the M driver’s footrest and specific
floor mats. The illuminated door sill trims and the display in the
instrument cluster feature the BMW M Automobile model inscription
“M850i” and the M logo respectively. In conjunction with the M Sports
Package Pro for the 6-cylinder models and the M Performance Package
for the 8-cylinder models, the interior design is complemented with
black seat belts bearing accent stripes in the colours of BMW M GmbH.
In addition, the basic equipment of the 6-cylinder model variants has
been extended to include the multifunction seats previously only
standard in the BMW M 850i xDrive Coupé, the BMW M 850i xDrive
Convertible and the BMW M 850i xDrive Gran Coupé. The multifunction
seats offer not only excellent lateral support during dynamic
cornering but also a high level of long-distance comfort. Their range
of functions includes a lumbar support. The headrests are visually
integrated in the backrests and can be adjusted both in height and
depth as required. Adjustment of the seat position, backrest width and
thigh support is electrically operated. The memory function for the
driver’s and front passenger’s seats is also a standard feature.
The multifunction seats are combined with BMW Individual Merino
leather upholstery with extended features. The latter is available in
a variety of colours, including particularly stylish Bicolor versions.
The surfaces of the dashboard and door sills are also upholstered in
leather as standard.
The galvanised surfaces of the side air vent surrounds and the accent
strips in the area of the door openers are also harmoniously
coordinated, allowing the door openers to be particularly stylishly
integrated as closed clasps. Matching this, the controls for the
electrically operated window lifts, door lock and seat memory function
integrated in the door sills now also feature electroplated surfaces
in all models of the BMW 8 Series.
BMW Live Cockpit Professional now with a Control Display
enlarged to 12.3 inches.
The standard equipment of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé, the new BMW 8
Series Convertible and the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé includes the
BMW Live Cockpit Professional. Its fully digital display network
consists of a 12.3-inch instrument cluster behind the steering wheel
and a Control Display whose screen diagonal has now increased in size
from 10.25 to 12.3 inches. The touch function of the amply-sized
on-board monitor enables particularly fast, convenient and intuitive
operation of numerous vehicle functions.
The BMW Live Cockpit Professional includes the online-based
navigation system BMW Maps, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant,
the BMW Head-Up Display, wireless smartphone integration via wireless
LAN and a multimedia system. In addition, the standard equipment
including hi-fi speaker system, telephony with wireless charging, the
BMW Display Key and comfort access underscores both the luxurious and
progressive character of the new BMW 8 Series models.
The choice of standard and optional systems for automated driving and
parking is also extensive. The new BMW 8 Series features Driving
Assistant as standard, including front collision alert, lane change
warning and lane departure warning, as well as the traffic sign
recognition function Speed Limit Info with No Passing Indicator. The
Parking Assistant, which also comes as standard, includes a rear view
camera, Active PDC and reverse assistant. Another optional extra is
Driving Assistant Professional, whose range of functions also includes
Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function plus traffic light
recognition and automatic Speed Limit Assist, as well as steering and
lane guidance assistance.