Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The 840i is the cheapest version of the 8 Series Gran Coupe, but it’ll cost you more as a cash buy than the cheapest Mercedes CLS or Audi A7 Sportback. The 840d is marginally more expensive, while the M850i is a whole different ballgame, and more closely aligned on price with the Porsche Panamera.
All these cars are expensive, though, so whether you're paying cash or purchasing with a PCP finance deal, you'll need deep pockets. Long term, the 8 Series Gran Coupe will hold onto more of its value after three years compared with a CLS, but the Panamera has the most rock-solid resale values.
The Gran Coupé hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP, but it does get a good crop of safety features, such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) and lane change warning. Blindspot monitoring and lane assist (where it'll actively steer you back into your lane) are optional as part of the Driver Assistant Professional Package.
BMW finished a relatively lowly 21st out of 31 brands in the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey. That’s one place below Audi but above 23rd-place Porsche and 24th-place Mercedes. The standard warranty is three years, with no mileage cap.