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2021 (21) BMW 8 Series 840i [333] sDrive M Sport 2dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

BMW legal emergency callBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicatorCheck control system
Condition based serviceDrive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modes
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless chargingHead up Display
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttonsInstrument and upper door panel in walknappa leather
Integrated owners handbookOil sensor for level and grade
On board computerOutside temperature display
Powered tailgate operationRun flat indicator
Service interval indicatorWifi hotspot preparation

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Adaptive M suspensionDouble wishbone front axle
Dynamic Damper ControlEight speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddle switches
M Sport differentialPetrol Particulate Filter

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioFavourite buttons
USB/audio interface 

Exterior Features

Bright chrome kidney grilleCarbon core
Chrome M designation on front side panel, left and rightClimate comfort windscreen
Dynamic brake lightsElectrically adjustable, heated, folding exterior mirrors
Follow me home headlight functionFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front electric windowsHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantIlluminated door handles
LED rear lightsModel logo on right tailgate
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activationSatinised aluminium kidney struts
Thermally insulated windscreenThird LED technology brake light in rear window
Welcome lights in interior and door handle area 

Interior Features

2 cup holders in front2 rear head restraints
2 X front 12v power sockets50/50 split folding rear seat
Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone controlDynamic ambient interior lighting
Electric front seat adjustment with driver memoryFrameless interior mirror
Front entry lights doorsFront reading lights
Front seat heatingFront sun visors with ticket holder and illuminated mirror
Illuminated M door sill finishersLockable glove compartment with light
M PedalsM sport leather steering wheel including multifunction controls
Microfilter and active carbon filterSteering column with adjustable height and length and activation via control on the steering column
Velour floormats 

Packs

BMW Live cockpit professional pack - 8 SeriesConnected professional pack - 8 Series
M sport exterier styling aerodynamics pack - 8 Series 

Passive Safety

ABS/EBDActive front seat headrests
Active protectionAirbags - Driver and front passenger airbag with seat occupancy detection, knee, side and front passenger seat airbag deactivation
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting, safety battery terminal clamp and airbagsDSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold functionFront and rear brake discs with interior ventilation
Front and rear head airbagsFront three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts, belt force limiter and belt stopper
Hill start assistRear three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts and belt force limiter
Side impact protectionTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with electronic engine immobiliserCentre lock switch
Closing system with central lockingComfort access system
Keyless engine startLocking wheel bolts
Vehicle key with exclusive M designation
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.076HC0.013
NOx0.008Particles0.0005
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb189
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH192WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL188
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High177WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH178
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL176WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High161
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH165WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL161
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low278WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH280
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL278WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium195
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH198WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL194

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB58B30M1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb8.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH8.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL8.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH7.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low12.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH12.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL12.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium8.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH8.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL8.5WLTP - MPG - Comb34
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH33.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL34.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High36.7WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH36.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL36.7WLTP - MPG - High39.8
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH39.2WLTP - MPG - High - TEL40.4
WLTP - MPG - Low23.2WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH23
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL23.2WLTP - MPG - Medium33.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH32.5WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL33.2

General

Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power333
Coin Descriptioni sDriveCoin SeriesM Sport
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0744E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.2Engine Power - BHP333
Engine Power - KW245Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT369
Engine Torque - MKG51Engine Torque - NM500
Engine Torque - RPM1700Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/35 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/30 R20Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleY SPOKE STYLE 728MWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1341Length4843
Wheelbase2822Width1902
Width (including mirrors)2137 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)68Gross Vehicle Weight2225
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)420Max. Loading Weight495
Max. Roof Load75Minimum Kerbweight1730
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 8 Series Coupe

BMW looks strong in the large luxury coupe market with this sleekly-styled 8 Series model. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

What should a top luxury sports coupe be? Sharp and driver-orientated like a Porsche 911? Or a luxurious Grand Tourer like the Mercedes S-Class Coupe? If you can't decide, this BMW 8 Series Coupe might offer the perfect solution.

Background

This car revives an 8 Series nameplate last seen between 1989 and 1999, but sidelined since as BMW has experimented with other approaches into the luxury coupe market. One was the electrified i8, the other the four-door 6 Series Gran Coupe. The Munich maker insists that this 8 Series isn't a Gran Coupe replacement, nor is it merely a stylised two-door version of the 7 Series saloon, even though it's built alongside that car at the company's Dingolfing German plant. The manufacturer points out that '8' has always been a model badge given to its special projects. The i8 was one; the Z8 sports roadster of 2000 was another. With this 8 Series Coupe, development was conducted in parallel with the M8 GTE endurance racing car, which suggests a dynamic focus never previously seen in a top BMW coupe model.

Driving Experience

The range kicks off with the 340hp rear-driven 840i sDrive version but most 8 Series Coupe buyers choose between the two mainstream xDrive variants, both of which feature xDrive 4WD as standard. The enthusiasts' choice will be the M850i variant, which uses much the same 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 you'll find in the brand's M5 super saloon but here tuned to 530hp. An M Sport exhaust delivers a snarly soundtrack and there are the usual 'Driving Experience Control' modes - 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Sport+'. There's 750Nm of torque and 62mph from rest takes just 3.7s. If that's not fast enough, you'll want to talk to your dealer about the even quicker M8 Competition model which puts out 625hp. The alternative option is the 840d xDrive diesel variant, which uses the brand's familiar 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. It delivers a maximum output of 320hp and peak torque of 680Nm. For a more focussed and sporty handling, Integral Active Steering is fitted as standard to reduce the turning circle when manoeuvring. This also increases agility at moderate speeds and optimises poise and assurance when changing lanes and cornering at high speeds. It becomes more direct as the speed builds but allows the driver to manoeuvre at low speeds with minimal steering wheel movement. Optional active roll stabilisation further enhances the handling characteristics. Electric swivel motors on the front and rear axles ensure particularly fast and precise compensation of lateral forces.

Design and Build

The low-slung 8 Series Coupe design has an elongated silhouette with a slim window graphic and a roofline flowing elegantly into the powerfully shaped rear with distinctive 'double-bubble' contours. LED headlights are standard - the slimmest lamps of any BMW model to date. Both light tubes are used to generate the daytime driving lights as well as the low and high beam, thereby creating a signature brand look at all times. The side view is dominated by dramatic surfaces. Whilst they curve inwards on the far side of the front wheels, they bulge outwards again in a real display of power above the rear wheels. The glass area tapers at the rear, accentuating the muscular shoulder line, while the side window graphic terminates in a very tightly-angled version of the famous Hofmeister kink. The interior is awash with high-precision details and features a driver-centric cockpit and low-set sports seats featuring integral head restraints and trimmed in soft Merino leather. There's space for a couple of small children in the rear and the backrest sections can be folded down either individually or together in order to further increase the load capacity of the 420-litre luggage compartment.

Market and Model

8 Series Coupe pricing starts at around £72,000 for the 840i sDrive, rising to around just over £76,000 for the 840d xDrive. You'll need a fraction over £100,000 for the desirable M850i xDrive variant. And around £124,000 for the M8 Competition Coupe. Equipment highlights across the range include Merino leather upholstery, a Head-up display, Active Park Distance Control and the BMW 'Live Cockpit Professional' infotainment set-up, which includes a 12.3 inch instrument binnacle display screen and a 10.25-inch centre-dash monitor. Via this, you'll have access to an adaptive nav system, a hard-drive-based multimedia system with 20GB, two USB ports, plus Bluetooth and WiFi interfaces. Plus there's plenty of cutting-edge camera-driven safety kit and autonomous driving tech. The driver assistance systems process camera images as well as data gathered by ultrasonic and radar sensors to monitor the vehicle's surroundings, to warn of potential hazards and to minimise the risk of an accident with corrective braking or steering inputs. The car is equipped as standard with Cruise Control with braking function, as well as Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking, the latest version of which also alerts the driver when a cyclist is detected. Depending on the situation, the system can bring the vehicle to a halt to either avoid a collision or minimise its consequences.

Cost of Ownership

Just because you're spending over £70,000 on your luxury coupe, it doesn't mean you'll be paying through the nose to keep it on the road. Even the M850i with its turbocharged petrol V8 is capable of up to 25.2mpg (WLTP) and combined CO2 emissions of up to 224g/km (NEDC). The 840d diesel improves that to 40.4mpg and 160g/km. Routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. To help plan ahead for the cost of regular work, at point of purchase you'll be offered a 'BMW Service Inclusive' package that lasts for three years and 36,000 miles. With this, after a one-off payment, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that all normal work on the car has been paid for during this period, including items such as oil, spark plugs and filters. On to the warranty package. BMW offers a warranty that lasts for three years, no matter how many miles you complete. You can also insure your car through BMW, though as most 8s will be funded with company money through a lease deal, this brokerage fees are likely to be bundled into that.

Summary

We can see this 8 Series model carving out a useful niche for itself. M5-style drive dynamics and 7 Series saloon luxury is a combination likely to appeal to quite a few boardroom-level buyers. Of course, you'll never get the trackday-style feel of a 911, but potential buyers are unlikely to want that. And the greater practicality, technology and safety of this '8' will for them be ample compensation. Plus it makes a particularly striking aesthetic statement. Which you'll want if this car is to properly reward you for a lifetime's endeavour. It should elegantly be able to do just that.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
90%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
90%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
60%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£939.90
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£59,898
Credit amount£59,649
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£27,273.40
Total amount payable£71,698.70
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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