BMW 8 Series Coupé, three-quarter front view, standing with view on engine bonnet.



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A fascinating sight: the BMW 8 Series Coupé exudes sportiness with its luxurious appearance and supreme aspiration to perform. Every design element, such as the Active Air Stream kidney grille, the M Carbon roof and the exclusive glass application ‘Crafted Clarity’ combine comfortable high-tech features with the dynamic elegance of this luxury sports car.
BMW 8er Coupé, Barcelona Blue metallic, three-quarter rear view.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, focus front, kidney grille slats and Air Breather.

Active Air Stream kidney grille

The Active Air Stream kidney grille opens and closes the air vents in the radiator grille according to the cooling requirements of the engine, the brakes and the air conditioning. At the same time, the system’s movable slats reduce air resistance when closed, thereby improving aerodynamics.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, focus on front headlights, BMW Laserlight.

BMW Laserlight

In laser high-beam mode, BMW Laserlight illuminates a range of up to 600 m, nearly twice as far as that of conventional headlights. Better visibility in the dark significantly increases safety. Blue accents and the lettering "BMW Laser" in the headlight also underline the technological standards and the sportiness of the vehicle.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, bird`s-eye view, M carbon-fibre roof.

M carbon-fibre roof

As part of the intelligent lightweight construction concept, the M carbon-fibre roof significantly helps to reduce the vehicle's weight. It consists of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) and is 800 g lighter than the standard roof. That way, the centre of gravity of the vehicle is shifted downwards and the driving dynamics are increased.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, Galvanic Cerium Grey, mirror caps.

Exterior elements

The exterior elements such as mirror caps, logos, tailpipes, air breather panels, kidney grill and kidney slats are held in contrast to the Galvanic Cerium Grey vehicle colour. They fit harmoniously into the dynamic overall appearance and emphasise the sporty appearance of the vehicle.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, Multifunction seats.

Multifunction seats for driver and front passenger

The Multifunction seats for driver and front passenger offer comprehensive adjustment possibilities and exceptional seating comfort and safety. This way, the seats can be optimally adapted to personal requirements by an electric backrest width adjustment, a variable lumbar support and a manual seat depth adjustment.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, cockpit, Ambient light.

Ambient light

The ambient light produces, through numerous LED lights, a pleasant lighting mood in the interior and a special sense of space in the dark. Colours, brightness and colour scenarios can be adjusted individually. The equipment includes contour and map pocket lighting as well as light guides in the centre console.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, gear selector, 'CraftedClarity' glass application.

'CraftedClarity' glass application

The exclusive 'CraftedClarity' glass application features hand-crafted glass elements on the gear selector, volume control, iDrive controller and start / stop button that enhance the interior visibly and tactually.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, focus seat, BMW Individual extended leather trim 'Merino' Cognac.

BMW Individual extended leather trim 'Merino' Cognac

BMW Individual extended leather trim 'Merino' Cognac, interior colour Black.



The power and capacity to perform of the BMW 8 Series Coupé is clear for all to see. Thanks to powerful and sporty BMW TwinPower Turbo engines, extremely precise handling and exclusive motor racing features such as the M sport differential, there are no limits to the luxurious sheer driving pleasure that it offers.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, top view, BMW TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine.

BMW TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine

The BMW TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine combines two turbochargers with Valvetronic fully variable valve control and the direct petrol injection High-Precision Injection. It achieves a peak output of 390 kW (530 hp) with a maximum torque of 750 Nm. Both turbochargers are positioned neatly between the cylinder banks.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, top view, BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine.

BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine

The new-generation BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine offers impressive power delivery combined with exemplary consumption figures, as a result of a combination of turbocharger technology with variable turbine geometry and 2,500 bar common rail direct injection. The engine delivers 235 kW (320 hp) and an impressive maximum torque of 680 Nm.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, focus centre console, Steptronic sport transmission.

Steptronic Sport transmission

The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission offers incredibly sporty gear changes. Whether automatic or manual using gearshift paddles or gear lever – for comfortable coasting or incredibly dynamic driving. In SPORT mode and with the gear lever in the left-hand S/M position, the gear shifts are configured for the best performance.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, rear view, designation BMW xDrive.

BMW xDrive

The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system smoothly and variably distributes drive power to the front and rear wheels for maximum traction, driving dynamics and safety in every driving situation. The innovative networking with all lateral dynamics control functions of the vehicle allows an arrangement from traction-oriented to maximal sporty driving dynamics.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, driving shot bird's eyes view, Integral Active Steering.

Integral Active Steering

Integral Active Steering combines support that varies based on the steering angle on the front axle, and rear wheels that also contribute to steering. At lower speeds, it offers greater manoeuvrability and agility by turning the rear wheels opposite the front wheels. Beginning around 60 to 80 km/h, the rear wheels turn parallel to the front wheels, to increase driving stability and comfort.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, side shot on brake disk, blue-coloured M Sport brake.

M Sport brake

The M Sport brake has four-piston fixed callipers at the front and single-piston floating callipers at the rear in blue with the M designation and features large brake discs to ensure an outstanding braking performance.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, low rear view, exhaust tailpipes and rear wheels.

M sport differential

The M sport differential optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend, when taking bends at high speeds or on different road surfaces. Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, BMW sDrive.

BMW sDrive

sDrive refers to BMW vehicles in which torque from the drive train is transmitted via only one axle. For vehicles with lengthwise installed engines sDrive means: classic rear-wheel drive. Perfect weight distribution, sophisticated axle construction and precise tuning of all control systems guarantee balanced dynamics and traction.



Even faster, even more intuitive: the innovative driver assistance systems and connectivity features of the BMW 8 Series Coupé pave the way for a new era of sheer driving pleasure. And already today, with their ease of operation and pioneering communication systems, they ensure that you enjoy your ride even more.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, interior, Control Display.
BMW 8 Series Coupé, cockpit, steering wheel with instrument display.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional

The BMW Live Cockpit Professional with navigation function includes two high-quality displays consisting of a high-resolution 10.25" Control Display that can be operated by touch and a fully digital 12.3" instrument display.
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BMW 8 Series Coupé, cockpit, BMW Operating System 7.0.

BMW Operating System 7.0

The innovative operating concept of the BMW Operating System 7.0 enables even easier operation of vehicle functions via gestures, speech, touch screen and iDrive control – quite intuitively. For this purpose, the functionality of the Controller has been upgraded. For example, all digital services such as apps can now be selected directly.
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BMW 8 Series Coupé, Driving Assistant Professional.

Driving Assistant Professional

Driving Assistant Professional offers optimum comfort and maximum safety during critical or monotonous traffic situations. It includes Steering and Lane Control Assistant incl. support in narrow places, Emergency Stop Assistant, local hazard alert and Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection as well as other safety functions.
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BMW 8 Series Coupé, control display with Remote Software Upgrade.

Remote Software Upgrade

Do you want your BMW to be up to date with the latest software? With Remote Software Upgrade, your BMW will always be like new. Upgrades are installed over-the-air, just as they are for your smartphone. In this way, other functions in your vehicle can also be activated.
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BMW 8 Series Coupé, control display with BMW Personal Personal Assistant.

BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant

‘Hey, BMW. Who are you?’ Wouldn’t it be incredible if your BMW also came with a personal assistant? Communicate with your vehicle using the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. It knows you, gets better every day and helps out whatever the situation. You can assign your own personal activation word. It can explain everything about your car and helps you to get to know your BMW even better.
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Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

BMW M850i xDrive:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 10.7
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 245

The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the “handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars”, which is available at all selling points and at

Information provided and images displayed on this site include overseas models and features not available in New Zealand. Please contact an authorised BMW dealer for specific information on vehicles and features available in New Zealand. Product changes may have been made since production of this content.

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