After almost two decades, the sleek BMW 8 Series has returned to the brand’s lineup, with three body styles on offer to suit a range of tastes. Available now at John Clark BMW as a coupé, and with a convertible and Gran Coupé on the way, this much-anticipated model is sure to turn heads.
The new 8 Series is as distinctive as it is elegant, with an elongated bonnet and muscular rear haunches giving it a true sports car appearance. A carbon fibre roof lowers the car’s centre of gravity, lending it exceptional grip and control through corners, while the kidney grille and slender headlamps make it instantly recognisable.
Designed to enhance the driving experience yet offer all the benefits of luxury, the interior features an intuitive dash and centre console, leather sports seating and metallic finishes. At night, your drive is elevated with ambient lighting, while the Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system enables you to enjoy music to its very best.
A sports car isn’t a sports car without speed. Gliding from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds and capable of up to 155mph, the new BMW 8 Series Coupé truly knows how to perform. These impressive figures are delivered by the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine available with the M850i model; the 840d variant features a 3.0-litre, six-cylinder diesel unit, which produces 320bhp. Both engines are paired with the brand’s innovative xDrive all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
The BMW 8 Series comes with a wealth of technology as standard. Infotainment features are accessed by a 10.25-inch display, operated either by the console-mounted iDrive controller with voice and gesture control. Bluetooth connectivity facilitates calls on the move, while 20GB of hard drive storage enables you to access music and other media easily. In addition, you’ll enjoy full LED headlamps, 19-inch alloy wheels and adaptive cruise control on all models.
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