BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe M8 Competition
BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe M8 Competition
BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe M8 Competition

2022 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe M8

Pros: Crisp handling for a large car; robust power from refined engines; luxurious cabin

Cons: Extended center console blocks legroom for the middle-rear passenger; rear headroom is tight

CG Says: The 2022 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe line adds an Alpina B8 model with a 612-horsepower twin-turbo V8 and special trim. The Base 840i gains standard M Sport package and the M8’s Competition package with a 617-hp version of the twin-turbo V8 and sport suspension is now standard. BMW’s sleek, style-focused midsize sedan got a name change and a redesign for 2020; what was the 6-Series Gran Coupe is now the 8-Series Gran Coupe. In spite of the “coupe” name, BMW’s Gran Coupes are actually 4-door sedans with flashy styling and low-slung, coupe-like rooflines. The 8-Series Gran Coupe shares its basic platform with the 8-Series 2-door coupe and convertible, which were new for 2019 (see separate report). The 8-Series Gran Coupe is 9.1 inches longer, 1.4 inches wider, and 2.3 inches taller than its 2-door coupe sibling, which benefits rear-seat legroom and headroom. Three powertrains are available. The base 840i has a 335-horsepower turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder, while the M850i has a 523-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8. The high-performance Alpina B8 and M8 are powered by the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 tuned to produce 612 hp in the Alpina B8 and 617 hp in the M8; BMW says the M8 can accelerate 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission; BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive is standard on the V8s and available on the six. The AWD system includes 4-wheel steering for a reduced turning circle and increased stability at high speeds. Available safety features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and surround-view camera. The BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe costs a lot more than a BMW 5-Series sedan, and it doesn’t really offer more space or practicality—but that’s kind of beside the point. In any of its forms, the Gran Coupe offers the style, panache, and performance of its 8-Series coupe counterparts, with the added benefit of four doors and a usable back seat. It’s an exotic grand touring machine that’s a bit more versatile than the average two-door GT.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 840i: $85,995
AWD xDrive 840i: $88,895
AWD xDrive M850i: $109,895
AWD xDrive M8: $131,995
AWD xDrive Alpina B8: $140,895

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (840i)
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (M850i)
Horsepower
523
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 (M8, Alpina B8)
Horsepower
612 (Alpina B8) 617 (M8)
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-24

BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe
2022 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe
BMW 8-Series Alpina B8
2022 BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe Alpina B8
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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