2021 BMW 8 Series Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2021 BMW 8 Series Model Overview at Sewickley BMW

BMW 8 Series

Key Features

  • Starting at $85,000 MSRP (8 Series Gran Coupe), $88,000 MSRP (8 Series Coupe), or $97,400 MSRP (8 Series Convertible)*
  • Choice of a standard 3.0 liter Twin-Power inline 6-cylinder with 335 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque or available 4.4 liter Twin-Power 8-cylinder with 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque
  • Eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and optional xDrive all-wheel drive
  • Available in Gran Coupe, Coupe, and Convertible body styles
  • Standard Vernasca leather or optional BMW Individual Full Merino leather upholstery
  • Standard Lane Departure Warning
  • Optional Driving Assistance Professional with Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Surround View Camera, Parking Assistant, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Speed Limit Information
  • Standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7 infotainment system and SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Available 1,400 watt, 16-speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System

About the BMW 8 Series

Precisely what you’d expect from a range-topping BMW, the 8 Series lineup consisting of the Gran Coupe, Coupe, and Convertible offer unrivaled beautiful design, luxurious appointments, the latest driver assistance systems, connectivity, and race-inspired performance. Available in your choice of three body styles, each 8 Series model is poised to meet the needs of the most discerning luxury shoppers. Seductive styling elements such as a chiseled hood, bold character lines, and a confident stance allow the BMW 8 Series models to stand out from the ordinary. A luxurious interior awaits you once you take a seat behind the wheel of your 8 Series. You’ll stay connected with the standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7, the most innovative infotainment system ever offered by BMW. For those craving the ultimate in exhilaration, the 8 Series is available with a collection of BMW M-Sport performance amenities. Confident, capable, and connected – the BMW 8 Series has something for every type of driver.

What the Critics Say

“Yes, the all-new BMW 8 Series is a great luxury sports car. It’s available in coupe and convertible body styles, and it strikes an excellent balance between performance and comfort. The 8 Series handles well, rides smoothly, and has engine power to spare.” — U.S. News & World Report

“We have high expectations for this segment when it comes to performance, and the 8 Series meets or exceeds them. More noteworthy, however, is how easy the 8 Series is to drive, from the everyday commute all the way to its high limits. It oozes with the kind of confidence that encourages you to drive harder.” — Edmunds

BMW 8 Series Models

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

8 Series Gran Coupe

Truly an icon of sophisticated luxury and sport, the dynamic BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe helps you make a memorable first impression. Offering a seamless combination of function and form, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is sized like a sedan and performs like a sports coupe. Seductive design details found on the exterior include slim Icon Adaptive LED headlights, a wide rear track of 65.8 inches, one-piece hexagonal BMW kidney grille surround, and an optional Carbon Fiber roof on M850i xDrive models. In addition to generous room for up to 5 passengers, the interior of the Gran Coupe impresses with heated front sport seats featuring integrated headrests, ambient lighting, and a high-resolution digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster display behind the steering wheel. Technology also remains a strong emphasis thanks to the latest-generation of iDrive 7 along with the standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional. Cutting-edge driver-assistive safety technologies help inspire confidence and peace of mind behind the wheel of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe.

BMW 8 Series Coupe

8 Series Coupe

Embodying the quintessential aspects of a grand touring coupe, the BMW 8 Series Coupe demonstrates remarkable poise, superior refinement, and luxurious comfort. Topping the already sensational BMW coupe lineup, the 8 Series Coupe stands out with distinct flowing lines, a low-slung body, elongated hood, powerful shoulder line, and its signature “double-bubble” roof contouring. Its performance-focused attitude translates to the interior with a low seating position featuring redesigned sports seats and standard Vernasca leather seating surfaces. Craving more thrills? The optional M Sport package adds 19-inch M light-alloy wheels, the M Sport braking system, M Sport differential, and of course – the pulse-pounding 4.4-liter Twin-Power V8 producing 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. You’ll be able to monitor critical drive information via the latest version of the BMW Head-Up Display which includes a 16 percent larger projection surface along with optimized 3D graphics.

BMW 8 Series Convertible

8 Series Convertible

Experience top-down motoring at its peak with the seductive BMW 8 Series Convertible. Its fully-electric soft top offers multiple layers of fabric materials for both refinement and weight reduction to lower the center of gravity and bolster handling characteristics. It’s also able to raise or lower in just 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 MPH. For enhanced protection, the 8 Series Convertible comes equipped with an automatically-activated rollover protection system with deployable rollover bars. Hear your favorite songs the way the artists intended them to be heard with the optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. Upgrade to the available Comfort Seating Package to receive front ventilated seats, multi-functional seats, and neck warmers to help you stay comfortable at all times. Standard power comes in the form of a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder on 840i and 840i xDrive 8 Series Convertible models. Step up to the M850i xDrive to experience the thrilling 4.4 liter Twin-Power V8.

Trims & Specs

8 Series Gran Coupe

8 Series Gran Coupe

  • Starting at $85,000 MSRP*
  • Available models – 840i, 840i xDrive, and M850i xDrive
  • Live Cockpit Professional with iDrive 7 with Apple CarPlay compatibility and SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Icon Adaptive LED headlights with BMW Laserlight
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • 464 watt, 16-speaker Harman-Kardon surround sound audio system
  • Panoramic moonroof
8 Series Coupe

8 Series Coupe

  • Starting at $88,000 MSRP*
  • Available models – 840i, 840i xDrive, and M850i xDrive
  • Heated Sport seats, armrest and steering wheel
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Head-Up display
  • Available Night Vision with pedestrian Detection
2020 BMW 7 Series 745e xDrive

8 Series Convertible

  • Starting at $97,400 MSRP*
  • Available models – 840i, 840i xDrive, and M850i xDrive
  • Classic insulated fabric soft top and rollover protection system
  • Integral Active Steering (standard on 840i xDrive models)
  • M Carbon Exterior Package (M850i xDrive only)
  • Optional Driving Assistance Package

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.