BMW 8 Series 840i sDrive 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: 840i sDrive

We haven't tried this version yet. However, it's the only 8 Series that comes with rear-wheel drive; all the rest are four-wheel drive.

Key information

0-62 MPH5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: N/AMotorway: N/A
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating