2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe Exterior and Dimensions

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2023 8 Series Coupe Exterior

The exterior of the BMW 8 Series Coupe is bold, and it has a low profile; the front end is thankfully not spoiled by a huge rabbit's-tooth grille as in some other BMWs. The headlights are slanted aggressively, and the kidneys are pleasingly wide and perfectly proportioned. Most of the exterior chrome trim, except for the grille, is blacked out, but you can tick a box to retain the chrome at no cost. The standard 19-inch alloy wheels look smart, but the 20-inch wheels and tires on the M850i fill the wheel arches even better. This model also has a standard rear spoiler that's optional on the 840s. In addition to these two items, the 2023 M850i also gains the M8's side mirrors and an M badge in the grille, but otherwise, both trims look the same and come standard with the M Sport kit and a moonroof.

2023 8 Series Coupe Exterior Photos

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2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe Front View
2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe Lateral View
2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe Rear View

Dimensions

The BMW 8 Series Coupe's dimensions put it in the class of large premium coupes occupied by the likes of the Lexus LC 500. It casts a substantial shadow, and the 8 Series' length of 191.2 inches stretches over a 111.1-inch wheelbase, with a width of 84.1 inches with the mirrors included. In true coupe style, it rides low to the ground, and its height is only 53 inches.

Only the base RWD 840i weighs in at less than 4,000 pounds, with a figure of 3,902 pounds. The 840i xDrive registers 4,012 lbs on the scales, and the M850i xDrive's weight is 4,427 bs. Its size and weight are very close to that of the Lexus LC 500.

2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe Exterior Dimensions:

BMW 8 Series Coupe Trims840i Coupe840i xDrive CoupeM850i xDrive Coupe
Max Width74.9 in.74.9 in.74.9 in.
Length191.1 in.191.1 in.191.2 in.
Height52.8 in.52.8 in.53 in.
Wheelbase111.1 in.111.1 in.111.1 in.

2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe Weight Information:

BMW 8 Series Coupe TrimsCurb Weight
840i Coupe3,933 lbs.
840i xDrive Coupe4,081 lbs.
M850i xDrive Coupe4,478 lbs.

2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe Tires:

Front TireP245/35YR20
Rear TireP275/30YR20

2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size20" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size20" x 9"

Exterior Colors

The 2023 BMW 8 Series Coupe's exterior colors have undergone a few changes. A total of 13 exterior paint colors are available on all trims, of which eight are no-cost options; these are Alpine White and a list of metallics, specifically Carbon Black, Black Sapphire, Mineral White, Sunset Orange, Portimao Blue, San Remo Green, and Skyscraper Grey - the last three are new colors for 2023. At a charge of $1,950, you can opt for three metallics: Dravit Grey, Tanzanite Blue II, and Aventurin Red. New for 2023 are two $5,000 options, Frozen Pure Grey Metallic and Frozen Tanzanite Blue Metallic. We think the 8 looks fetching in the expensive Aventurin Red or Sunset Orange hue, but you can always opt for the more demure Portimao Blue if you don't want to stand out too much.

  • Individual Dravit Grey Metallic, Priority 1. +$1,950
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic, Priority 1. +$1,950
  • Aventurin Red Metallic, Priority 1. +$1,950
  • Aventurin Red Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,950
  • Individual Dravit Grey Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,950
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,950
  • Frozen Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Priority 1. +$5,000
  • Frozen Pure Grey Metallic, Priority 1. +$5,000
  • Frozen Pure Grey Metallic, Priority 1 +$5,000
  • Individual Frozen Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Priority 1 +$5,000
  • San Remo Green Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
See all 18 colors

FAQs

What is the best color for the 8 Series Coupe?

Aventurin Red is a beautiful color, but it's an expensive $1,950 extra and not worth it, in our eyes. There are the usual somewhat bland whites, blacks, and grays, and the 8 Series looks good in all of them, but we'd select something slightly more extroverted for a sporty GT. If the Sunset Orange is too much for you, consider the very attractive San Remo Green or Portimao Blue - all three of these are no-cost paints.

Does the BMW 8 Series Coupe come with a sunroof?

All models come standard with what BMW dubs a moonroof, but keep in mind that this option is not available on the M850i xDrive when you specify the $3,000 carbon-fiber roof on this trim.

How many tailpipes does the BMW 8 Series Coupe have?

Both the 840i and 850i trims have large squared-off exhaust surrounds on each side of the rear bumper.

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