BMW 8 Series 840d xDrive 2dr Auto Review

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BMW 8 Series 2019 front tracking shot

In 840d form, the 8 Series is in a class of its own: a diesel luxury coupé that’s relatively cheap to run, offers very strong performance and is capable of covering long distances between fill-ups. But the petrol M850i is harder to justify, being less comfortable than the Mercedes-Benz S560 Coupé and less entertaining than the Porsche 911 and Aston Martin DB11.

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Trim: 8 SERIES

All models have two-zone climate control, leather upholstery, heated and electrically adjustable leather seats, keyless entry and start, ambient interior lighting and BMW's brilliant iDrive infotainment system. You can also add heated armrests, a heated steering wheel and much, much more.

Engine: 840d xDrive

The 840d is objectively the engine to go for. It may not quite match the sparkling performance of the M850i, but it has oodles of low-down shove that makes overtaking a breeze. Don’t expect it to sound like a clattery tractor, either. It’s not capable of the mellifluous note of the petrol V8s, but is still throaty and not coarse under hard acceleration.

Key information

0-62 MPH4.9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 37.6Motorway: 53.2
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating