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2021 BMW 8 Series Price, Review and Buying Guide

Updated on: December 11, 2020

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The 2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe is a carryover with a few subtle updates and starts with an MSRP of $88,900. The 8-Series is offered in as a Coupe, Convertible, and a more practical 4-door Gran Coupe, all of which carry forward with subtle changes but the same exotic form factor. Speaking of changes, there are quite a few minor ones of them happening with the 2021 8 Series, all of which are jotted just below. 

2021 BMW 8 Series review
A love child between a GT and a sports car - the 2021 BMW 8 Series.

The BMW 8 Series is no Sports car or Luxury, it’s a Grand Tourer, which 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 and stylish interior the 8-series comes after the success of the M850i

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Pros

Authoritative acceleration from the powerful Inline-6 engine

Comfortable for long-distance cruising

Spacious cargo room

Luxurious and refined interior

Unmistakable styling

Cons

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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Colors and Styles

2021 BMW 8 Series in Alpine White color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

9.9

Exterior

9.9

Safety

9.9

Final Verdict

9.2

9.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 BMW 8 Series 840i

840i

power
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$88,000 - $90,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
840i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $88,000 MSRP (23/25/30) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, Inline 6, Premium unleaded
8-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 4
840i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $90,900 MSRP (21/23/27) 335 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3 L, Inline 6, Premium unleaded
8-speed Sport Automatic all wheel drive 4

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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Talking about the mechanical aspect, the 2021 BMW 8 Series remains unchanged on the powertrain front and offers a total of 2 engine options - a 3L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 churning out 335 hp and a more potent 4.4L Twin-turbo V8 fabricating 523 ponies. The latter one is offered in the 2021 BMW M850i, which we review separately. The 2021 BMW 8 Series with its 335 steeds sprints from 0-60 MPH in flat 5 seconds, while for the M850i gushing from 0-60 MPH is a matter of 3.5 seconds. 

The BMW 8 Series receives a couple of minor updates for the model year 2021.

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe is currently on sale with a starting price of $88,900 for the base 840i trim. Though this price tag places the 8 Series Coupe in the crosshairs of several exotic set 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. So how worthy is the 2021 8 Series with all the changes taking place? Scroll down our 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe review to find out. 

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe Front View
2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe Rear View

9.9/10
Pricing and Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

9.9/10
Interior

9.9/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety

9.2/10
Final Verdict


2021 BMW 8 Series Pricing and Features

9.9/10

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe is offered as a standalone trim, going by the name - 840i. Though there is a more performance-oriented M850i model as well, which we review separately. 

The 2021 BMW 840i gets a 3L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 engine, while the M850i is powered by a devious 4.4L Twin-turbo V8. The prices of the 2021 BMW 840i initiate at $88,900 for the base RWD drivetrain. Opt for the optional xDrive AWD drivetrain and the price jumps to $90,900. 

Trim

840i Coupe

MSRP (RWD)

$88,900

MSRP (AWD)

$90,900

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

The 840i Coupe is the base model that comes with an impressive list of standard features. The 3.0L engine powers the rear wheels and offers a calm journey. The coupe comes loaded with 18-inch V-spoke alloy wheels, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, and 2-way power-adjustable lumbar support.

The 840i xDrive version is similar to the 840i with an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) and integral active steering.

2021 BMW 8 Series Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

When buying a BMW, reliability does not seem to be a question as over the years BMW has proved why it is counted amongst the most respectable car makers. Customer feedback is always the most important report and that seems to be full of positive reviews and praises for this 8 Series.

Reliability and Ownership Costs

The J.D Power has not rated the 8 Series yet, but the NHTSA has registered no official recalls for the 2020 BMW 8 Series. The car stands equal to or rather proves itself to be a better performer in terms of fuel cost. The repairs and maintenance costs are not very pocket-friendly but the coupe does not ask for anything more than what it deserves.

To cover any flaws, which are rarely present, BMW provides a list of warranty features which include a surety of 12 years and unlimited miles rust perforation coverage amongst others. On average, the entry-level 8 Series Coupe costs around $94,000. Some of the states enjoy a lower price tag because of different tax structures.

Washington

$93,327

Florida

$94,730

California

$94,345

New Jersey

$93,400

Arizona

$94,845

*2020 figures used for reference.

BMWs are pretty safe and reliable vehicles in general and 2021 8 Series Coupe is going to be no different. However, its predecessors had its fair share of recalls wherein the rear-view camera, as well as visibility, has been rated poorly by the NHTSA and there was also a fuel system leak in 2019 models making it a point of concern. Nonetheless, these issues were addressed by the company and the necessary steps were taken to not repeat it in the future.

Since BMW 8 Series Coupe is relatively new, we won’t be able to give you exact figures for 5-year ownership costs. However, we can give you an estimate by comparing it with its closest kin 7 Series which comes with a maintenance cost of nearly 112,000USD over a period of 5 years. To put things in perspective, 8 Series Coupe will cost you around the same if not more.

Warranty

BMW provides an impressive warranty package which is in a direct face-off with the maintenance package of the 2021 Lexus LC 500. The 8 Series offers complimentary scheduled maintenance with an additional two years or 26,000 miles, whichever is earlier whereas the LC 500 comes with a powertrain protection warranty for an extra two years or 20,000 miles.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

4 years or 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

Powertrain warranty

4 years or 50,000 miles; whichever is earlier

24-hour roadside assistance

4 years / unlimited miles

In addition to the 24-hour road assistance, the 8 Series also offers a 12-year period warranty for corrosion and a drivetrain warranty for 4-years or 50,000-miles. The warranty offered for different purposes seems moderate and serves its purpose.

Miles per Dollar

The BMW 8 Series will have an MPD (miles per dollar) ratio of 2.77. This means the 8 Series runs for 2.77 miles for every dollar you spend on it. This ratio is achieved by factoring all the running costs including taxes and insurance to the average distance covered in a year which comes to $5,400 and 15,000 miles respectively.

2021 BMW 8 Series Buying Advice

BMW has maintained a class for all the 8 Series’ trims and made sure that none of them is left behind. The 840i xDrive is quite reasonable with all the features of 840i plus an AWD powertrain for a dazzling ride. The car has better mileage than the M850i xDrive and comes as a complete entertainment package.

The 840i xDrive has comfortable seating, predictable handling, and stable control making it a very reasonable choice and would be a perfect fit for all. For people who are more inclined towards a sporty experience, the M850i xDrive serves just right with a stronger engine and M-Performance package.

Is buying a used car BMW 8-Series Coupe a good idea?

It is always a sensible decision to buy a used car, as it saves you a lot of money while giving you a larger selection of options within your price range. Moreover, when you buy a used car, you do not take a hit on the depreciation factor.

The expected value of the 8 Series after 3 years should lie somewhere around 45% of the original value. The maintenance value of the coupe is also quite high which could make it more preferable for resale. Since it’s a fairly new car eyeing for a used BMW 8 Series is still a good option. A used 2018 BMW 8 Series Coupe will have a minimum of 6-7 years of useful life before maintenance costs get high.

2021 BMW 8 Series Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe is buttery smooth and athletic under the hood. The 840i is equipped with a 3.0L twin-turbocharged Inline-6 engine that gives 335HP with 368lb-ft of torque. With an 8-speed automatic transmission, the trims also offer a Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) or an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) which serves the xDrive trim.

The 2021 BMW 840i gets a 3.0L Twin-turbo Inline-6 engine. 

However, in case you think that 335 ponies ain't enough to quench your thirst, you can always go for the 2021 BMW M850i which gets a bigger 4.4L turbocharged V-8 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a standard AWD. This setup translates to a hefty jump in performance figures to 523 hp and 553lb-ft of torque and is priced at an MSRP of $111,900.

Model

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

MSRP

$88,900

$81,800

$97,400

$92,950

Engine

3.0L Turbocharged Inline-6

3.0L Supercharged V6

3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Flat-6

5.0L Naturally Aspirated V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

Power

335 hp @ 5,000 rpm

380 hp @ 6,500 rpm

379 hp @ 6,500 rpm

471 hp @ 7,100 rpm

Torque

368 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

339 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm

331 lb-ft @ 1,950 rpm

398 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm

Although the 840i moves swiftly and provides a subtle ride, it falls short amongst its rivals where the Lexus LC 500 proves to be the most powerful rival here with 471 HP. Following which comes the power figures of the 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic, while the Porsche 911 Carrera slots in the third spot with 379 hp.

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe Acceleration and Braking Performance

The Coupe will give you the confidence to shimmy around with ease even in the hardest of times with its predictable and rich handling. The 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 BMW 8 Series Coupe covers 0-60MPH in 5 seconds flat. Keep the throttle pinned and the 840i will clock the quarter of a mile lap in 13.4 seconds while rewarding your eardrums with a raspy exhaust note all the while. For the record, the M-spec model of the 8 Series, the 2021 M850i shoots from 0-60 MPH in an astonishing 3.6-seconds

The 2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 5.0 sec

Speaking of the braking arrangement, the 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe comes standard with strong ceramic brakes. These brakes have stable brake power and can halt the vehicle even at high speeds. The braking system especially with emergency brake assist, brake drying, a firm pedal, and ABS with electronic brake-force distribution adds to the calm driving experience.

6-piston M Sport brakes with blue or black calipers are an optional extra for the 2021 BMW 840i.

Furthermore, you can also opt for the optional 6-piston M Sport brakes with blue or black calipers. These brakes are best efficient for high-speeds.

Model

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

0-60 mph

5.0 secs

4.9 secs

4.2 secs

4.4 secs

Quarter Mile

13.4 secs

N/A

12.7 secs

13.8 secs

Top Speed

150 mph

N/A

191 mph

168 mph

60-0 MPH

108-ft

N/A

N/A

105-ft

The Porsche 911 Carrera proves its stand in the competition with an impressive 0-60 sprint in 4.2-seconds which is much more than what any class competitor can offer. The 840i does not have much to brag about in this segment with moderate performance and comparatively better results in the quarter-mile speed trap.


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2021 BMW 8 Series Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The BMW does not stay behind for a long time as it grabs the top position in one way or the other. With a surprisingly big engine, the 840i offers 23MPG in the city and 30MPG on the highway. Summing up these figures, the 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe returns a combined mpg of 25. The Coupe defies all odds by offering an impressive fuel mileage for its class.

Furthermore, the 2021 BMW 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, the 18-gallon fuel tank capacity, when combined with the segment-leading mpg figures, lends this Bimmer the best in class range figures. The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe offers a combined range of 450 miles on a single full tank. 

Model

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

MPG (City)

23

N/A

18

16

MPG (Highway)

30

N/A

24

25

MPG (Combined)

25

N/A

20

19

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

18.0

18.5

16.9

21.7

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

414 / 540 / 450

N/A

304 / 406 / 338

347 / 543 / 412

The fuel mileage offered by the 840i takes the coupe to the very top as no other rival can match it. The 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera's combined mpg of 20 manages to move past the mpg figures of the 2021 Lexus LC 500 but it is still not enough to compete with the 840i.

2021 BMW 8 Series Interior

9.9/10

The interiors of the 2021 BMW 8 series are luxurious and appealing. The Coupe 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 and spacious with Merino leather upholstery and micro-filter ventilation. The pair of vestigial rear seats turn out to be quite the opposite with a congested arrangement leading to space crunch even for children. A multifunction sports steering wheel is provided with heating, memory, tilt, and telescopic adjustment making it the best steering wheel out there.

The 2021 BMW 840i's cabin is garnished with a trim of chrome, metallic-wood inlays, and silver aluminum finish.

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.

Besides providing an illuminated passenger vanity mirror and auto climate control with air filtration, for a more up-class feel BMW even offers Interior Courtesy Lights with Auto Dimming, front map lights, LED light carpet, door mirror memory, cruise control, ambient lighting, and valet function. 

The 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe provides ample head, leg, and shoulder room for the front passengers.

Speaking of the changes, there are a few happening inside the 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe. For instance, the Anthracite headliner has been removed for 840i Coupe as it now gets a dark gray headliner as standard. Moreover, the black Merino leather with matching black piping has also been removed from the optional extras list. 

Model

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

2

4

4

First Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)

38.9/ 57.2/ 42.1

37.0/ 56.5/ 43.0

N/A

37.2/ 56.5/ 42.0

Second Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Leg) (in.)

34.7/ 45.7/ 29.5

-

N/A

32.2/ 49.0/ 32.5

The front row space provided in the 8 Series is the largest in comparison to its rivals. The Lexus LC 500 comes after the 840i as it provides moderate space which is still better than the space offered by most cars in this class. On the other hand, the F-Type and 911 Carrera do not offer a satisfying solution for low cabin space.

The dipping roofline eats up the rear headroom in the BMW 8 Series.

Some of the most prominent convenience features that the 2021 BMW 8 Series houses are:

  • Comfort Access proximity key
  • Keyfob trunk/hatch/door release
  • Illuminated passenger vanity mirror
  • Memory seats
  • Retained accessory power
  • Day-night rearview mirror
  • Heated sport steering wheel with power tilting, power telescoping, auto tilt-away, and memory
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Remote engine start
  • BMW Assist eCall emergency communication system
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls, Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go distance pacing
  • Valet function
  • 2 driver and passenger memory seat settings
  • Door mirror memory

How’s the 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe’s infotainment system?

BMW provides us with a tech-loaded vehicle in form of the 2021 8 Series Coupe which is simply mind-blowing. A standard 12.3-inch infotainment system and a 12.3-inch instrument cluster screen with Live Cockpit Professional come together to serve our needs.

The 2021 BMW 8 Series gets a 12.3-inch central infotainment display.

To make the journey more entertaining, the coupe comes loaded with SiriusXM, a Wi-Fi hotspot, BMW Teleservices, wireless charging, a navigation system, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system amongst many other entertaining features.

The 840i offers you a number of ways to interact with the infotainment panel, which is either the touchscreen, voice, or the iDrive touchpad Controller. Apart from a ton of standard features, the 840i can also be loaded with few optional features as most of the required services are provided in the standard trim. A Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround system can be opted for if the Harman Kardon system does not feel enough. 

The 2021 BMW 8 Series offers a 12.3-inch instrument cluster screen with Live Cockpit Professional.

Some of the most eminent infotainment features of the 2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe are:

  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • Premium amplifier
  • Wireless phone connectivity
  • Head-up display
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth
  • 32 GB multimedia storage
  • Over-the-Air traffic updates
  • 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system
  • WiFi Hotspot with complimentary 3-month or 3GB trial internet access
  • Steering-wheel mounted audio controls
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Voice control

What about the cargo capacity of the 2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe?

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. Apart from the cavernous trunk, the 2021 8 Series Coupe also offers a number of cubby spaces inside the cabin to stow in your handy belongings. 

The 2021 BMW 8 Series offers 14.8-cubic feet of cargo capacity.

The center console is spacious and consists of a coverable tray. The door pockets provide moderate space. Overall, the storing space would not be an issue even if you are planning to take the coupe on a long trip with your family.

Model

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.)

14.8

7.3

4.6

13.5

The trunk space of the 8 Series and the trunk space of the 2021 Lexus LC 500 make these two coupes the most practical offerings of this class. While the Jaguar F-Type with its 7.3-cubic feet of cargo space and Porsche 911 Carrera with 4.6 cubic feet of trunk capacity need to work on this aspect. 


Also Read:

Check out the 2021 Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic's all-new interior design.

How luxurious is the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe?


 

2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe dashboard
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2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe front seats
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Interior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe steering wheel
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Interior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe steering wheel
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Interior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe cargo area
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Interior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe steering wheel
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Interior Image

2021 BMW 8 Series Exterior

9.9/10

The BMW 8 Series is beautiful inside out. The car is designed in a way that you cannot help but keep staring at it. Each and every detailing has been thought about carefully. The sleek look of the coupe presents a brutish stance. The frameless doors with a stunning roof-line add to the strong and mesmerizing aura of the car. The design can be seen as a hindrance to rearward visibility.

The BMW 8 Series flaunts an aggressive front fascia with LED headlamps and a proportionate kidney grille.

The front is blessed with a chrome grille and LED headlamps with automatic high beams. 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. In a nutshell, the 2021 BMW 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.

The rear end of the 2021 BMW 8 Series is ornamented by LED taillights and a dual chrome tip exhaust.

However, one thing that has changed for the model year 2021 is the available color options for the 8 Series. Sonic Speed Blue is no longer available as an exterior color for the 2021 8 Series. 

Model

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera

2021 Lexus LC 500 Coupe

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,933

3,640

3,354

4,340

Length (in.)

191.1

176.0

177.9

187.4

Width (in.)

74.9

74.2

72.9

75.6

Height (in.)

52.8

51.6

51.1

53.0

Ground Clearance (in.)

4.8

N/A

N/A

5.2

Wheelbase (in.)

111.1

103.2

96.5

113.0

The Lexus LC 500 is the heaviest of them all and offers the highest ground clearance of 5.2-inch. The 840i outshines the 911 Carrera and the F-Type by offering a 4.8-inch ground clearance and a 111.1-inch wheelbase.

The 2021 BMW 8 Series has one of the longest wheelbases in its segment.

Cosmetically, you can pick up several accessories during the customization phase and yet not add a whole lot to the sticker price. Thankfully, with the encompassing nature and the mesmerizing build, the need to add anything to it seldom arises. 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
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe  three quarter view
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Exterior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe front view
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Exterior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe three quarter view
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Exterior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe left side view
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Exterior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe rear three quarter view
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Exterior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe tail light
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Exterior Image
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe tail light
2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe Exterior Image

2021 BMW 8 Series Safety

9.9/10

The 8 Series has not been tested by the IIHS and the NHTSA but we are sure that it’s going to pass with flying colors, if and whenever tested. The suite of available safety features on the 2021 BMW 8 Series is on point and there is nothing else you would need. 

Additionally, you can add the Driving Assistance Professional Package for $2,800 that will encompass all the driver aids you will ever need. BMW has deducted the Driving Assistance Pack 2 for 2021 which isn't a bummer as the 2021 8 Series is already well versed in safety. However, for the model year 2021, BMW has removed the Night Vision feature from the options list.

Some of the most prominent safety features of the 2021 BMW 8 Series are:

  • Remote activated perimeter/approach lights
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Active Guard with Frontal Collision Warning
  • Automatic Pretensioners in front seat belts
  • Automatic City Collision Mitigation Braking
  • BMW Active Protection System
  • Whiplash protecting Headrests
  • Daytime Pedestrian Detection
  • Emergency Brake Assist
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • Fatigue and Focus Alert
  • Dual Stage SRS Airbags

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What makes the Lexus LC500 one of the most reliable sportscars?

How safe is the 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera?


 

2021 BMW 8 Series Competition

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe v/s 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

The Jaguar F-Type R-Dynamic comes with an impressive look and rich interior. The vehicle has a strong engine and provides a smooth ride. The F-Type gives a tough competition to the BMW 8-series but falls short because of its comparatively less functional aspects.

2021 Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic

The 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE comes at a starting price of $81,800, which is comparatively less than the price of the 2021 BMW 8-Series Coupe. However, for a few extra bucks, the 8-series offers smoother performance, better fuel efficiency, and more functional features fitting your needs.

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe v/s 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera

The Porsche 911 Carrera shows the way to a smooth acceleration, and an overall appealing ride. Besides a rich interior, the 911 Carrera also comes with a stunning exterior design. The BMW manages to beat the 911 Carrera with its safety features and tech-loaded 8-series coupe.

2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

The 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe is more expensive than the 8-Series. However, on one side where the Porsche is an absolute track ripper, the 8-Series can be your daily driver sportscar with better practicality and utility. 

2021 BMW 8 Series Coupe v/s 2021 Lexus LC 500

The Lexus LC 500 is one of the best in this class and the toughest competitor to the 8-series. With better engine performance and a more reliable acceleration and brake system, it is almost hard to beat the LC 500. On the other hand, the 8-series is able to stand strong with an unmatchable fuel mileage as well as cargo space.

2021 Lexus LC 500

Talking of the pricing factor, the Lexus LC 500 comes at a starting price of $92,950, which is a bit more than that of the Bimmer. In a nutshell, both cars are neck-to-neck in competition and are equally good. The decision for the better car depends on the needs of the customer.

2021 BMW 8 Series Final Verdict

9.2/10

BMW has been successful in taking the 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 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 2021 BMW 8 Series comes with Apple CarPlay and it's a premium service that requires a subscription. But Android Auto still hasn't made its way in the 8 Series. But the iDrive system of the BMW 8 Series has a smartphone coupled software that does the work of not reminding you of Android Auto!

Does the BMW 8 Series Coupe have 2nd 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

 

Used BMW 8 Series for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2020 BMW 8 Series 0 $82,496 5 Listings
2020 BMW 8 Series 2 $83,245 43 Listings
2020 BMW 8 Series 0 $75,988 36 Listings
2019 BMW 8 Series 0 $72,750 16 Listings
2019 BMW 8 Series 0 $92,670 1 Listings
2019 BMW 8 Series 1 $67,900 33 Listings
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