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2021 BMW 8 Series Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 3, 2021

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The 2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe is now available for sale at your nearest dealers with a price tag of $88,000. Compared to the 2020 model, prices have been bumped up by just $100 as Lane Departure Warning has been added to the standard safety features list. The 2021 8 Series is also offered in a Convertible body style whose asking price starts from $97,200 while the more practical 4-door Gran Coupe's initial price touches the $85,000 mark.  The 2021 8 Series is powered by a 335- hp inline-6 engine that can sprint from 0-60 MPH in 5 seconds and has a top speed of 155 MPH.

On the inside, the cabin quality is just jaw-dropping assisted by an intuitive iDrive7 infotainment system. The 8 Series is also the most practical coupe in this segment. Leasing for 2021 8 Series starts from $899 per month for 36 months with a deposit of $5,175. If you want to finance it, BMW allows it with a 0.9% APR rate for up to 60 months. Though this price tag places the 8 Series Coupe in the crosshairs of several exotic sets of wheels, for now, we’ll be pitting the 8-series against the Lexus LC 500, Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic, and the Porsche 911 Carrera.

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Authoritative acceleration from the powerful Inline-6 engine

Comfortable for long-distance cruising

Spacious cargo room

Luxurious and refined interior

Unmistakable styling


Rear seats aren't of much use for adults

Styling hinders outward visibility

What's New?

Anthracite headliner has been removed for 840i Coupe and Gran Coupe models.

SiriusXM with 360L and 1-year All Access subscription replaces SiriusXM

Black Extended Merino Leather with black M piping has been removed

Night Vision with Pedestrian Protection has been removed.

Driving Assistance Package 2 has been removed

Sonic Speed Blue exterior color removed

Dark Gray Headliner now offered as standard

Lane Departure Warning added

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vehicle bio

base price



2dr Coupe

passenger capacity



rear wheel drive

engine type


183 cu.in.


8-speed Automatic


suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar



111.1 in.


191.1 in.


74.9 in.


52.8 in.

curb weight

3933 lbs.

ground clearance

4.8 in.


passenger volume

39.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

14.8 cu ft.

payload capacity

772 lbs.


zero to 60 mph

4.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.3 sec.


basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance


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840i $88,000 onwards

3 L | Inline 6 | premium unleaded

  • 5-Link Rear Suspension w/ Cast Aluminum Upper Transverse Arms
  • Adaptive Damper System
  • Apple Carplay Compatible
  • Automatic-Dimming Interior Rear-View Mirrors & Driver's-Side Exterior Mirrors
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dynamic Stability Control & Traction Control
  • Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Heated Front Seats, Armrests & Steering Wheel
  • In-Dash Cd Player w/ MP3 Capability
  • Infinity sound system
  • Keyfob & Smart Device Remote Keyless Entry
  • Navigation System
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Power-Folding & Heated Side Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear-seat climate control
  • Remote Release For Trunk, Hood & Fuel Door
  • SiriusXM with 360L AM/FM/HD/Satellite, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Sport Exhaust System w/ Quad Tailpipes & Chrome-Plated Exhaust Tips
  • Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters
  • Vernasca Leather Seat Trim
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Colors and Styles

2021 BMW 8 Series in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


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Think of the BMW 8 Series as an attractive grand tourer that's available in three performance levels: quick, quicker, and bonkers- MotorTrend

The 2021 BMW 8 Series is no sports car or luxury, it’s a Grand Tourer. This means it’s intended to cross continents while seating its occupants in the lap of luxury and do so without feeling sluggish or boaty. With a beautifully designed exterior, the 8-series comes after the success of the M850i. Luxury sports cars are not intended for fuel-saving purposes but rather for enjoying thrilling acceleration. However, the 8 Series breaks the hoax and delivers the best MPG figures in this segment. On the safety front, there is no other vehicle that offers as many safety features as the 8 Series. 

Despite having a heft asking price, BMW offers attractive lease deals and finance options for its buyers. The 2021 8 Series Coupe has a lease price of $899 per month for 36 months. A down payment of $5,175 has to be put down at the time of signing the lease deal. There is also a finance option available with a 0.9% APR rate for up to 60 months. Speaking of ownership costs, you will have to shell out nearly $22,500 every year to properly maintain the 2021 8 Series  This also includes repairs, fuel, depreciation, etc. The miles per dollar ratio is calculated to be 6.90, which is one of the best in its segment. 

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2021 BMW 8 Series Pricing and Features


Getting all-wheel drive adds $2,900 to the price- Cars.USNews

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe has a starting price of $88,000 for the 840i model while the 840i xDrive AWD variant is priced at $90,900. An additional destination charge of $995 is also applicable. A performance-oriented M850i is also available which we have reviewed separately. The 8 Series Coupe rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. These wheels can be upgraded to 19-inch double-spoke wheels with the optional $4,550 M Sport package. This package also adds black exterior trim and M Sport brakes with blue or black calipers. 

Another optional Driver Assistance Professional package adds the best safety features such as Traffic Jam Assistant, Automatic Parking Assist, etc for $2,800. BMW does not offer any additional packages to dress up the interior. The seats get premium leather treatment. The 10.25-inch touchscreen runs on the latest iDrive 7 infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sound duties are taken care of by a 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium surround sound system. 


840i Coupe





Key Features

12.3-inch instrument cluster with Live Cockpit Professional


10.25-inch central infotainment screen


Apple CarPlay, HD Radio, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, WiFi, integration with standard Qi wireless charging dock


18-inch V-spoke light-alloy wheels with all-season tires


14-way power-adjustable seats with 4-way lumbar support and Merino Leather Upholstery


16-speaker Harman Kardon Surround sound system


LED Headlights with Programmable LED DRLs

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BMW has maintained a class for all the 8 Series Coupe and made sure that none of them is left behind. The 840i xDrive is quite reasonable as it provides punchy and satisfying performance plus an AWD drivetrain for a dazzling ride. It also comes with an extensive list of entertainment features. We recommend opting for the optional $2,800 Driver Assistance Professional package that adds Automatic Parking Assist, Traffic Jam Assistant, Adaptive Cruise Control, etc. to the safety features list.

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2021 BMW 8 Series Engine and Performance


Make no mistake, there is still plenty of power on tap- Cnet

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe is equipped with a 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine that gives 335 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque. With an 8-speed automatic transmission, the power is driven to the rear wheels as standard but an AWD configuration is also available for an extra $2,900. Despite being the baby in the 8 Series punch, this engine is equally thrilling and rewards your eardrums with a raspy exhaust note all the while If you are looking for more power, pony up for an M850i and you'll get a twin-turbo V8 with 523 hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque for $108,900. 

The 2021 BMW 8 Series engine. 

The 2021 8 Series is certainly more of a big GT cruiser than it is a sports car but that doesn't mean it can't go around corners. The coupe will give you the confidence to shimmy around with ease even in the hardest of times with its predictable and rich handling. Handling is assisted by precise steering and a rear-biased xDrive AWD system which delivers phenomenal traction on the corner exit. Switch to comfort mode and it manages to run an S-Class Coupe-like ride quality and refinement. It's a phenomenal feat.

The 2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 5 sec

Acceleration goes hand-in-hand with the brand image since it’s impressive and delivers on what it promises, a hard-to-beat drive. The 2021 8 Series Coupe covers 0-60MPH in 5 seconds flat. Keep the throttle pinned and the coupe will clock the quarter of a mile lap in 13.4 seconds. Speaking of the braking arrangement, the 8 Series Coupe comes standard with strong ceramic brakes that takes 108 feet to halt from 60-0 MPH. Furthermore, you can also opt for the optional 6-piston M Sport brakes with blue or black calipers for better braking performance. 


2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe







3.0L Turbo Inline-6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L Twin-Turbo Flat-6

5.0L V8







8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic


335 hp @ 5,000 RPM

380 hp @ 6,500 RPM

379 hp @ 6,500 RPM

471 hp @ 7,100 RPM


368 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

339 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM

331 lb-ft @ 1,950 RPM

398 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.0 secs

4.9 secs

4.2 secs

4.4 secs

Quarter Mile

13.4 secs

13.2 secs

12.7 secs

13.8 secs

Top Speed 

150 MPH

178 MPH

191 MPH

168 MPH

The pricey Porsche 911 Carrera turns out to be the quickest sprinter here despite producing just 379 horses. The Lexus LC 500 follows it with 4.4 seconds on the clock but it is overtaken by the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic in the quarter-mile test. With its least powerful engine, the 8 Series comes in the last pace but definitely gives a fight to the LC 500 in the quarter-mile test. 

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2021 BMW 8 Series Fuel Economy


The most fuel-efficient 8 Series is the RWD 840i- Carbuzz

With a surprisingly big engine, the 2021 BMW 8 Series offers EPA-estimated fuel ratings of 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. Summing up these figures, the coupe returns a combined MPG of 25. The coupe defies all odds by offering an impressive fuel mileage for its class. Opting for the AWD configuration drops down the combined MPG by 2.

Furthermore, the 2021 8 Series Coupe gets a fuel tank capacity of 18 gallons, which happens to be a mediocre figure when compared with the segment standards. However, despite that, when combined with the segment-leading mpg figures, the 8 Series Coupe offers a combined range of 450 miles on a single full tank. 


2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

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MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Capacity (Gallons)





Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)





The fuel mileage offered by the 8 Series takes it to the very top as no other rival can match it. The Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic's combined MPG of 22 manages to move past the MPG figures of the Porsche 911 Carrera but it is still not enough to compete with BMW. Meanwhile, the Lexus LC 500 is the least fuel-efficient vehicle among the lot.

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2021 BMW 8 Series Interior


The cabin's look and feel are a huge asset- Edmunds

The interiors of the 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe are luxurious and appealing. The four-seater can be seen with a trim of chrome, metallic-wood inlays, and silver aluminum finish which enhances the vibe of the car. The front seats are cozy, wee-cushioned, and spacious with Merino leather upholstery and micro-filter ventilation. There is a lot of room up front for healthy people. A three-spoke multifunction sports steering wheel is provided with heating, memory, tilt, and telescopic adjustment making it the best steering wheel out there.

Like other coupe models, getting to the back seat requires a lot of effort. The pair of vestigial rear seats turn out to be quite the opposite with a congested arrangement leading to space crunch even for children. With a 14.8 cu-ft of cargo capacity, the 8 Series is one of the best offerings for people facing storage problems in this class. The fact that the 8 Series Coupe comes well-equipped with almost everything makes it easy to go for the standard trim which proves to be sufficient with a classy interior.


2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

Seating Capacity





First Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg; inches)





Second Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg; inches)





Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.) 14.8 14.4 4.6 5.4

The front-row space provided in the 8 Series is the largest in comparison to its rivals. The Lexus LC 500 comes after the 8 Series as it provides moderate space which is still better than the space offered by most cars in this class. Being a two-seater, the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic offers respectable practicality while the Porsche 911 Carrera does not offer a satisfying solution for low cabin space. BMW provides you with a tech-loaded vehicle in form of the 8 Series Coupe which is simply mind-blowing. The 10.25-inch infotainment display runs on the latest iDrive 7 interface while the BMW's Live Cockpit Professional measures 12.3 inches. The graphics are stunning and crisp with a praise-worthy user experience. 

2021 BMW 8 Series infotainment display.

The 2021 8 Series Coupe comes standard with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, a Wi-Fi hotspot, BMW Teleservices, wireless charging, a navigation system, and many other entertaining features. To make the journey more entertaining, the coupe comes loaded with a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system. However, a Bowers & Wilkins surround system with 16 speakers can be opted for if the Harman Kardon system does not feel enough. The 8 Series offers you a number of ways to interact with the infotainment panel, which is either the touchscreen, voice or the iDrive touchpad Controller. Some of the most prominent features are:

  • Dual 12.3-inch displays
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system
  • Power tilt & telescopic multifunction leather steering wheel with memory and heating function
  • 14-way power front leather heated seats with memory settings
  • Color-adjustable ambient interior lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

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2021 BMW 8 Series Exterior


Wide and menacing, the 8-Series makes the most of its mass- The Car Connection

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe is beautiful inside out. Each and every detailing has been thought about carefully, including the sharp lines and side air ducts. The sleek look of the coupe presents a brutish stance. The frameless doors with a stunning roofline add to the strong and mesmerizing aura of the car. The design can be seen as a hindrance to rearward visibility. The front is blessed with a chrome grille and LED headlamps with automatic high beams. The high ground clearance of the coupe can prevent its underbelly from scraping while riding on rough pavements. 

From the side view, the wide wheelbase of the 8 Series speaks for its capacious interior. The rear side comes with LED taillights and a dual chrome tip exhaust. The 18-inch V-spoke alloy wheels would not let your vehicle go unnoticed. The 8 Series gives a bold and beautiful look at the same time. Speaking of colors, Sonic Speed Blue is no longer available as an exterior color for the 2021 8 Series. In a nutshell, the 8 Series Coupe is surely going to leave the same imprint on our hearts which spells out an unarguable fact that it is here to slay.


2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupe

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

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Length (in)





Width (in)





Height (in)





Ground Clearance (in)


3.9 4.7


Wheelbase (in)





The Lexus LC 500 is the heaviest of them all and offers the highest ground clearance of 0.4 inches more than the 8 Series. On the other hand, the Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic sits very low at 3.9 inches. This helps the coupe to offer better traction and handling. The Porsche 911 Carrera's wheelbase is the shortest and hence it justifies its cramped interior.  Various exterior features of the 2021 BMW 8 Series are:

  • 18-inch V-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • LED Headlamps with Programmable DRLs and Automatic high beams
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Power remote right side-view door mirror with tilt down
  • Dual-Chrome tip exhausts
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Rear bumper with gray rub strip
  • Power open and close trunk
  • Frameless doors

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2021 BMW 8 Series Safety


The strong safety spec of the 8 Series lineup begins with visibility- Carbuzz

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe has not been tested by IIHS and NHTSA for its safety, which is much common for vehicles of its class. Considering the safety background of BMW, it is safe to assume that the 8 Series will score well whenever tested. This is due to its global recognization of offering top driver-assist systems

Along with 8 airbags, the 2021 8 Series comes with a decent set of standard safety features. However, the suite of available safety features is on point and there is nothing else you would need. Also, BMW has removed the Night Vision Detection feature from the options list. Some of the most prominent safety features are:

  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning
  • Automatic City Collision Mitigation Braking
  • BMW Active Protection System
  • Daytime Pedestrian Detection
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Fatigue and Focus Alert
  • Traffic Jam Assistant
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Surround-View Camera
  • Rearview Camera
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

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2021 BMW 8 Series Competition

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe vs 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupe

The Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic is the most economic purchase in this competition. It produces 45 hp more than the 8 Series and hence it is a tad quicker. However, it loses in terms of fuel economy. Although it is a two-seater, it offers good passenger space and cargo capacity as the 8 Series. When it comes to safety, it cannot afford to offer as many safety features as the 8 Series.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupe

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe vs 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

With a starting price of $99,200, the Porsche 911 Carrera is the most expensive competitor of the BMW 8 Series. Its 379-hp flat-6 engine shows the way to smooth and quick acceleration. But its MPG figures are not worth comparing to the 8 Series. Also, its compact dimensions pay the toll on its cramped cabin and practicality which is the opposite in the case of the 8 Series. The latter is also ahead in terms of safety

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe vs 2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

The Lexus LC 500 is nearly $5,000 costlier than the 8 Series. It houses the most powerful engine in this competition and hence possesses better agility. On the other hand, the 8 Series is able to stand strong with an unmatchable fuel mileage as well as cargo space. The LC 500's rear row also feels slightly spacious than the 8 Series. Not to forget, it also boasts more standard safety features and is almost hard to beat in terms of reliability

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

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2021 BMW 8 Series Final Verdict


BMW has been successful in taking the 2021 8 Series to a new class and maintaining the image of its predecessor. With a fuel-efficient engine, spacious cargo, and a dazzling exterior, the coupe leaves no stone unturned to make itself your favorite option to buy. All 8-series models are a perfect blend of smashing looks, classy interiors, and breath-taking performance.

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2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe FAQs:

Is the BMW 8 Series Coupe AWD?

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe is offered in both RWD and AWD configurations. 

What is the annual maintenance cost of a BMW 8 Series?

The annual maintenance cost of a BMW 8 Series, on average, ranges from $650 - $673, depending upon your service provider. 

Does BMW 8 Series have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

The latest iDrive 7 infotainment system in the 2021 BMW 8 Series supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Does the BMW 8 Series Coupe have second-row seating?

Yes, BMW 8 Series Coupe comes with second-row seats but is at best suitable for small children.

What are the available color options for the 2021 BMW 8 Series?

The 2021 BMW 8 Series offers a total of 12 color options:

  • Alpine White
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Barcelona Blue Metallic
  • Dravit Gray Metallic
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
  • Aventurin Red Metallic
  • Frozen Bluestone Metallic