BMW 8 Series review

Category: Coupé

Section: Passenger & boot space

BMW 8 Series 2019 rear seats
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  • BMW 8 Series 2019 headlamp detail
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  • BMW 8 Series 2019 front tracking shot
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 rear right tracking shot
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 RHD dashboard
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 rear seats
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 infotainment
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 front left static
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 front right tracking
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 right tracking
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 instrument panel
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 front seats
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 rear seats
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 headlamp detail
  • BMW 8 Series 2019 rear light detail
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

There’s plenty of head, leg and shoulder room in the front of the 8 Series, along with lots of useful storage cubbies. However, the rear is much more cramped, with even smaller adults likely to find their knees are jammed against the seat in front and their head is touching the ceiling.

You can forget about getting most child seats in the back, too, because the gap between the folded front seat and the body of the car is small – much smaller than in the S-Class Coupé. And, unlike the 911, the 8 Series doesn’t compensate by having Isofix mounting points on its front passenger seat.