The U.S pricing for the new BMW 8 Series has yet to be announced, but the German market has already received the price details for the two launch models. The entry-level BMW 840d xDrive will start at 100,000 euros in Germany, which is roughly on par with the 740d xDrive limousine, which costs at least 99,600 euros.
The top model of the 8er range – the M850i xDrive – which will also be available in the United States – is priced at 125,700 euros, higher than the 600 horsepower M5 and its 117,900 euros price tag. The worldwide market launch of the sleek new coupe is scheduled for November 2018.
Fitted standard with xDrive AWD and an eight-speed automatic, the 8 Series will go to 62 mph in either 3.7 seconds in M850i trim with the 530-hp V8 and launch control; or 4.9 seconds with the 320-hp 501-lb-ft-of-torque 3.0-liter diesel in the 840d.
As standard, the 8 Series gets soft Merino leather seats and the same leather is also used to cover the insides of the doors and the dashboard. It also gets a top-end infotainment system with the center display sized at 10.25-inches and controlled in a number of ways – using voice commands, gesture controls and directly via the touchscreen.
That comes in tandem with BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional infotainment system and its multi-function 12.3-inch digital display. A HUD (Head-Up Display) comes fitted as standard as well.
Lightweight magnesium and CFRP (Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic) also feature in the car’s construction and the roof and other parts of the body can also be built from CFRP at extra cost.
The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe is the first key component of the Munich-based brand’s luxury segment model offensive and will be built at the BMW Dingolfing plant in Germany, home to BMW 7 Series sedan production.