BMW 8 Series range tweaked for 2022
BMW has updated its luxury 8 Series Coupe, Convertible and Gran Coupe models with extra technology
- All 8 Series models get M Sport looks
- On sale now
- Petrol only
The BMW 8 Series line-up has been refreshed, with updates to the styling and equipment list. Prices start at £72,225 for the updated 8 Series, and the first customers will take delivery in March.
Like other high-end BMW models, the 8 Series now gets illuminated front-end grilles. The design of the grille pattern has been tweaked, as has the front bumper to create slightly bigger air intakes. Around the back, there’s a new diffuser in a dark finish. Four new colours are available to 8 Series buyers, and there’s a choice of 20-inch alloy wheels.
The new 2022 BMW 8 Series features a bigger infotainment screen (now 12.3 inches), plus a similarly sized digital instrument cluster. BMW’s best grade of leather comes as standard, and adaptive LED headlights that swivel to see around corners are fitted, although you can upgrade to BMW’s laser headlights.
For this year, the 8 Series versions come with a choice of petrol engines. The 840i features a 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine with 328bhp, or you can upgrade to the M850i xDrive, which squeezes 523bhp out of a 4.4-litre V8 engine. A coupe with this engine will sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.8 seconds, while the Convertible and Gran Coupe versions will likely take an extra couple of tenths of a second. BMW has discontinued the sole 840d diesel engine.
The four-door Gran Coupe starts off at a fraction more than £72,000. The 8 Series Coupe is £2,500 more, while 8 Series Convertible buyers will need to part with at least £81,725. Upgrading to the M850i engine costs roughly £19,000 on each body style.
Among the standard features are heated seats, multi-zone climate control, sports suspension and exhaust systems, a Harman Kardon stereo and keyless go that lets you use your phone as a key.
Adding the M Sport Pro pack brings a sportier look with black exterior trim and larger brakes, plus extra equipment, while an Ultimate pack is available for buyers who want their cars bristling with the latest technology. According to BMW’s configurator, this option adds features such as active steering, self-parking ability, adaptive suspension, soft-close doors and much more, for around £22,000.
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