The BMW 8 Series two-door Coupe and Convertible models as well as the four-door Gran Coupe, all receive a subtly redesigned front end as well as an upgraded infotainment system. BMW’s M Sport package is now standard on all models.
This means that all models now come with aerodynamically optimized body features in the area of the front and rear apron as well as on the side skirts. Double-spoke 19-inch M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres as well fitted as standard. The M850i xDrive variants receive additional M-specific design features, including aerodynamically optimized M exterior mirrors for the first time. These models ride on 20-inch Y-spoke wheels. As part of the redesign, all BMW 8 Series models now feature the company’s “iconic glow” grille with waterfall lighting for the two kidney grille elements.
On the engine front, the 840i rear-wheel drive model carries over with its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder turbopetrol motor, but it now produces 245kW instead of 250 and it appears that it will only be offered in Gran Coupe guise. As before, there’s also an M850i xDrive all-wheel drive variant offering a wholesome 390kW and 750Nm from its 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 petrol engine. The M8 Competition continues with its 460kW/750Nm V8.
Inside the new BMW 8 Series models you’ll find a larger central infotainment screen, matching the length of the digital instrument cluster. The latter is standard along with the BMW Live Cockpit Professional interface, which includes online-based navigation, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and Head-Up Display. Also part of the deal is the Driving Assistant Professional features, which include Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go.