The BMW 8 Series Coupe is long, wide, and has plenty of presence. Although that kidney grille is far from petite, it's much better integrated than on some other new BMWs. The base model 840i rides on 19-inch double-spoke alloy wheels from this year, thanks to the standard M Sport package, and last year's chrome-line exterior trim is replaced by blacked-out Shadowline trim. It wears an aerodynamic kit and has Icon adaptive LED headlights with Laserlight technology and programmable LED daytime running lights. Now that the 840i has the M Sport package, this year's M850i is only differentiated from the outside by its 20-inch V-spoke wheels and M rear spoiler.
Key dimensions provide evidence of the 8 Series' large footprint. At 191.1 inches in length, the coupe is over 13 inches longer than a Porsche 911 Carrera. It has a width of 74.9 inches excluding mirrors, while height works out to 52.8 inches. All models have a 111.1-inch wheelbase, although the M850i is slightly longer (191.2 inches) and marginally taller (53 inches) than the 840i. The curb weight ranges from 3,933 pounds for the rear-wheel-drive 840i to 4,478 lbs for the M850i xDrive.
|BMW 8 Series Coupe Trims||840i Coupe||840i xDrive Coupe||M850i xDrive Coupe|
|Max Width||74.9 in.||74.9 in.||74.9 in.|
|Length||191.1 in.||191.1 in.||191.2 in.|
|Height||52.8 in.||52.8 in.||53 in.|
|Wheelbase||111.1 in.||111.1 in.||111.1 in.|
|BMW 8 Series Coupe Trims||Curb Weight|
|840i Coupe||3,933 lbs.|
|840i xDrive Coupe||4,081 lbs.|
|M850i xDrive Coupe||4,478 lbs.|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||19" x 8"|
|Rear Wheel Size||19" x 9"|
On both the 840i and M850i, customers can choose from one non-metallic color in Alpine White or six metallic options, including Carbon Black, Black Sapphire, Mineral White, Sunset Orange, Bluestone, and Barcelona Blue. For an additional $1,950 each, three more metallics become available. These are Dravit Grey, Tanzanite Blue II, and BMW Individual Aventurin Red. Finally, Frozen Bluestone metallic is the most expensive color at $5,000. The coupe generally seems to wear darker shades better, so we'd opt for one of the blacks or even the Tanzanite Blue II. Last year's Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic is no longer available.