BMW has honed a premium sports cars profile. Find out below how the 2023 BMW 8 Series is going to further boost the brand through the acquired upgrades.
Consisted of stunningly designed Coupe, Gran Coupe, and Cabriolet variants, the 8-Series lineup from BMW combines luxury treats and satisfying rides. The current generation debuted in 2018 and it is now ready to come back soon as the 2023 BMW 8 Series by offering some refinement inside and out. As a mid-generational refresh, the model isn’t going to bring dramatic changes, but those that are upgraded deserve some appreciation. Read more about what you can expect from the upcoming 8-Series in the following.
The 8-Series Brief Profile, Powertrain, Fuel Economy, and Safety Features
The BMW 8-Series is a lineup comprised of coupes and convertibles manufactured by BMW. It was first launched as a model with codename E31 in 1990 which was exclusively available as a 2-door coupe. The E31 production ceased because of disappointing sales in 1999, but it was introduced again as a second-generation in 2018 under the nameplate of 8-Series. It offers several body styles: G14 or the convertible, G15 or the coupe, and G16 or the 4-door Gran Coupe.
These body styles are available across the 2023 BMW 8 Series trims, the 840i, 840i xDrive, M850i xDrive, and M8 Competition. For this model year, the Gran Coupe is offered in limited-run trims 8 X Jeff Koons and Alpina B8 as well.
The base engine powers the entry-level trim 840i: a 335 HP turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and is available in RWD or AWD (or xDrive, as BMW called it). The M850i is supported by a 523 HP twin-turbocharged V8 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic and available in AWD as standard. The 840i gains 23/30 mpg city/highway fuel efficiency ratings by the EPA, while the M850i acquires 17/25 mpg city/highway.
The 8-Series is, considering its luxury status, only equipped with a handful of standard safety features. These include lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beam assist, and forward-collision warning. More options are available in the Driving Assistance Package that incorporates automatic park assist, blind-spot monitoring, reverse automatic emergency braking, surround-view parking camera, evasive steering assist adaptive cruise control, and full-time steering assist.
The 2023 BMW 8 Series Updates for Exterior, Interior, and Technology Features
The 2023 BMW 8 Series receives some minor upgrades across the variants. These include a mildly adjusted front fascia that brings a new illuminated kidney-shaped grille. Both the coupe and convertible models now offer fresh wheel design and a set of new exterior paint color options: Frozen Pure Grey, Skyscraper Grey, Frozen Tanzanite Blue, Portimao Blue, and San Remo Green.
The fully-loaded trim M850i receives a new “M” badge located in the grille to replace the previous BMW roundel emblems and M8 model-inspired, aerodynamic side mirrors. The badge is meant to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the luxury automaker’s M performance division
Reserved for the coupe variant is the new M Sport Package option that gives dark-toned elements such as black headlights, black grille, black caliper, and black spoiler.
Moving on to the interior department, the upcoming 8-Series model year is likely to retain all the expected premium features and advanced gadgetry. Each version brings soft-close automatic doors, fourteen-way electrically adjustable heated front-row seats, and customizable ambient interior lighting. More fancy add-ons such as extra lavish materials, glass controls, or specific color schemes can be acquired by opting for BMW individual options.
The only notable change is given to the 2023 BMW 8 Series interior- and tech-wise is the 12.3” touchscreen display that comes as standard. Other standard features are a wireless smart device charger, 4 USB ports, a navigation system, a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a head-up display, and smartphone integration systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Several features also come as optional such as the Bowers & Wilkins sound system.
Price Details and Production Date
The price range of the 8-series starts at nearly $86,000 all the way to $140,900, both for the coupe and Gran Coupe variants, while the convertible usually requires almost $10,000 bumped cost. The limited-edition 8 X Jeff Koons is offered at a whopping $350,995.
The mid-cycle refreshed 2023 BMW 8 Series began to be produced for the U.S. market in March 2022. That being said, the production for the special edition 8 X Jeff Koons started a month earlier in February 2022.