What Car? says...
Big yet nimble, luxurious yet frugal, exclusive yet well priced. The BMW 8 Series is a super-luxury coupé that’s designed to offer several seemingly conflicting qualities and so is a suitably ambitious flagship for the Bavarian brand.
You can choose from powerful six-cylinder diesel or V8 petrol engines that are linked to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and send power to all four wheels on most versions. Plus, the 8 Series uses a mix of high-strength steel, aluminium, magnesium and carbonfibre-reinforced plastic in its construction to keep weight down and in turn improve both handling and fuel economy.