2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

MSRP $85,000

Ranked #5 in Compact Sedan

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2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is a more practical approach to the sedan segment despite its coupe-styled sliding roofline. A rare breed of a four-door coupe that revived the top-of-the-line 8 Series. Being one of the sleekest BMW sedans, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is coming for the 2022 model year with its mid-cycle refresh.

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Pros

Excellent fastback design

Powerful and refined powertrains

Sporty handling, Plush and luxurious cabin

Cons

Sloping roofline hampers rear visibility and rear seat headroom

Complex infotainment system

What's New?

612hp ALPINA B8 model

Updated iDrive software

Revamped headlamps and bumpers

New interior trim options 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$85000

bodystyle

dr Gran Coupe

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$85,000 onwards

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 8 Series consists of the standard 840i sedan, powered by a 6 cylinder engine and a V-8 powered M850i Gran Coupe version. BMW has bigger plans with the 8 series as you'll be getting an ALPINA B8 with a much powerful V-8. The 8 Series Gran Coupe will be available at a starting price of $85,000. 

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Features

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe comes in two trims which include a base 840i and the 840i xDrive trim, priced in the range of $85,000 and $88,000, respectively. The main distinguishing factor for both trims is that the former is rear-wheel drive while the latter is all-wheel drive. The features and specs remain the same on both trims.

Model

BMW 840i

BMW 840i xDrive

MSRP

$85,000

$88,000

Key Features

Smart device keyless entry

All features of the 840i trim

 

18” machined painted forged aluminum wheels

xDrive all-wheel-drive system

 

Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic

Integral Active Steering

 

Rear air conditioning with separate controls

 
 

Front heated seats

 
 

Vernasca leather seat trim

 
 

Driver and passenger Lumbar support

 
 

SiriusXM satellite radio,HD radio

 
 

Navigation

 
 

Heated Mirrors

 

The 840i trim comes with dynamic driving controls, brake energy regeneration, wood interior trim, and a head's up display. BMW also offers a Driving assistance package at a premium of $1,100, a Driving assistance professional package priced at $1,700, and a Comfort seating package priced at $1,900. Some optional features include - glass controls ($950), Multifunctional seats ($750), and Bower's and Wilkins diamond surround sound system ($3,400).

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We would highly recommend the BMW 840i xDrive which is available in an all-wheel-drive configuration. It offers features such as Integral active steering, the latest Live cockpit, 10.25-inch touchscreen, and a panoramic moonroof. 

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Engine and Performance

The 2022 BMW 8 Series will retain the available engine options this year as well. However, the new ALPINA B8 will offer a twist. The base 840i gets a 3.0L turbo 6 cylinder engine that outputs 335hp and 368lb-ft torque. The M850i is powered by a 4.4L V-8 twin-turbo engine that boosts up to 523 horses and crazy 553 pound-feet torque which will be reviewed separately. 

The engine comes mated to an 8-Speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission and comes with a standard xDrive AWD system. It takes mere 4.9 seconds to attain 60 MPH where the quarter-mile run takes 13.3 seconds at the most. 

Models

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43

2021 Audi A7 Sportback

2021 Porsche Panamera

Base MSRP

$85,000

$89,900

$69,200

$87,200

Engine 

3.0L Turbo I-6

3.0L Turbo I-6

3.0L TFSI V6 

2.9L Twin Turbo V-6 

Transmission

8-Speed automatic w/od

9-Speed automatic w/od

7-Speed DCT w/od

8-Speed automatic w/od

Horsepower

335 hp @5,000 RPM

362 hp @5,500 RPM

335 hp @5,000 RPM

325 hp @5,400 RPM

Torque

368 lb-ft @1,600 RPM 

369 lb-ft @1,600 RPM

369 lb-ft @1,370 RPM

331 lb-ft @1,800 RPM

0-60 (sec)

4.9

4.9

5.2

5.4

Quarter mile (sec)

13.3

13.2

13.4

13.6

Among the rivals, the Mercedes AMG GT 43 has the highest price and the maximum power output. Yet the BMW 840i is so close to it when it comes to performance figures. The Audi A7 Sportback has similar power output as the 840i yet couldn't match the performance. Surprisingly, the Panamera feels underpowered among the rivals with its base engine.

How does the 2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe handle?

The 8 Series is built like a sports car, looks like a sedan, and is a coupe. The 840i has a Servotronic electric power steering that handles the sedan like a charm. The 4-wheel independent aluminum suspension is backed by an M sport differential that stabilizes the car properly around the corners. The comfort is enhanced by twin-tube shock absorbers. Moreover, the xDrive AWD makes it easier on rough terrains.

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Fuel Economy

As the engine options will remain unchanged, the 8 Series Gran Coupe will deliver similar fuel economy as the previous year. With the 840i trim, you'll get 22 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highway, and a combined 25 MPG. The xDrive version will offer a slightly lower MPG. With an 18.0 gallon tank, the 8 Series has a good enough range for a performance sedan.

Models

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43

2021 Audi A7 Sportback

2021 Porsche Panamera

MPG (City)

22

20

22

18

MPG (Highway)

29

25

29

24

MPG (Combined)

25

22

24

20

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

18.0

21.1 

19.3

23.7

Range (City/ Highway/ Miles) 

396/522/450

422/527.5/464.2

424.6/559.7/

463.2

426.6/568.8/474 

*2021 MY specs for reference 

With its base engine, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has the best in class fuel economy. The Audi A7 Sportback is the closest one where the AMG GT 43 takes the third spot. If only BMW offered a bigger tank, the 8 Series Gran Coupe would have had a better range.

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Interior

With its high-end Merino leather upholstery, the interior of the 2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe available in 8 elegant color options. You can expect a new Lavalina leather upholstery with 2022 MY. The cabin is designed with ash grain metallic wood trim where the walnut trim is a new addition.

The comfort with the 840i Gran Coupe is unmatchable. With the front bucket seats, you have up to 14-way seat adjustments, articulating backrests, bolster, and lumbar support. The heating function is available for both front and rear seats. You also have front and rear dual-zone air-conditioning as well.

Models

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43

2021 Audi A7 Sportback

2021 Porsche Panamera

Seating capacity

5

4-5

5

4-5 

Front row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in)

39.1/57.2/42.1

40.8/57.8/NA

37.0/57.2/41.3

NA

Rear row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in)

37.0/54.6/36.6

38.2/57.2/NA 

37.1/55.9/37.0

NA

Cargo capacity (cubic feet)

15.5

NA

24.9

17.6

*2021 MY specs for reference 

With a maximum seating capacity of up to 5 people, the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is quite spacious irrespective of its coupe-like rear styling. However, against the AMG GT 43, the 840i still doesn't stand a chance. With its cabin space, it might take over the rivals such as the Audi A7 Sportback and Porsche Panamera for once. 

The offered cargo capacity in the 2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe may not be the best yet it is big enough to accommodate full-size luggage. The 15.5 cubic feet of space might not seem practical enough if compared with the rivals. Audi A7 Sportback may offer limited cabin space yet it has a massive trunk capacity which is the biggest in the segment. Standout interior features of the 2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe:

  • Merino leatherette upholstery and metallic wood accents
  • 4-zone automatic temperature control
  • Front and rear heating function
  • Massive panoramic sunroof
  • Comfort seating package
  • Carbon fiber inlays

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe: Infotainment and Connectivity 

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe will remain equipped with the 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display. It is powered by the multi-input iDrive 7.0. It is very unlikely to get the rumored 8.0 version. The infotainment is operated through a center-mounted touchpad controller. The standard features with the infotainment include wireless phone connectivity, SiriusXM 360L radio subscription for 12 months, Apple car play, and Android auto. The infotainment will support a WiFi hotspot with a 3-month complimentary trial. 

There are 16 Harman Kardon and a 464W amplifier as well as a digital signal processor. You can avail of 16 surround sound speakers by Bowers and Wilkins with a 1375W premium amplifier. The BMW live cockpit professional offers a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that properly optimizes driver's info. There's a heads-up display so that the driver keeps his eyes on the road. Highlight infotainment features of the 2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe:

  • BMW iDrive system
  • Touchpad controller
  • SiriusXM 360L
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Harman Kardon speakers
  • Optional Bowers Wilkins speakers

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Exterior

A lot is expected from the 2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe as BMW was conducting rigorous testing. As per the rumors and spy shots, the 8 Series will get a mild facelift. The upgrades will be confined to the lights and bumpers. Thankfully the grille will remain untouched to keep the authenticity of the kidney grille alive. The chrome-finished signature grille is paired with a mean-looking set of LED headlamps. The reworked bumper might get more aerodynamic air vents. 

Above the roaring chrome tip exhausts, there's a lip spoiler aligned with thin LED tail lamps. The sporty stance of the 8 Series looks sleek rather aggressive from the sides. The personalization options include an array of 11 exterior colors, Shadowline trim and optional metallic paint, and an aerodynamic kit as well. The 840i Gran Coupe gets 19-inch M double-spoke orbit grey wheels as standard.

Models

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

2021 Mercedes-AMG GT 43

2021 Audi A7 Sportback

2021 Porsche Panamera

Curb weight (lbs)

4,262

4,530

4,332

4,222

Length (in)

200.2

199.2

195.6

198.8

Width (in)

76.1

76.9

75.1

78.2

Height (in)

55.2

57.3

56.0

56.0 

Ground clearance (in)

4.8

3.9

4.3

5.2

Wheelbase (in)

119.0

116.2

115.2

116.1 

Track width (in) 

F/R

64.1/65.8

65.9/65.6

65.1/64.4

65.8/65.0

*2021 MY specs for reference 

The 8 Series Gran Coupe has the most aerodynamic design for a sedan. With its moderate weight, it is the longest sedan as compared to its rivals. The low ground clearance and a short stance keep it closer to the road for a low center of gravity. AMG GT 43 weighs more than the rivals while the Porsche Panamera offers wider tracks than the 8 series. Highlighted exterior features of the 2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe:

  • Adaptive LED headlamps
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • 19-inch wheels as standard
  • Aerodynamic kit
  • Chrome tip exhausts

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Safety

The BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is yet to be crash-tested by the NHTSA or the IIHS for the safety ratings. The 8-series Gran Coupe features ample safety technology and equipment. Most of the safety features come in an M-Sport package that adds driver-assist features such as Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation. Some of the notable safety features include: 

  • Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection
  • Auto emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rearview camera
  • Drowsy driver monitor
  • Post-collision braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Front and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keep assist
  • Evasive steering assist

2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Final Verdict

BMW is the true synonym of German engineering. The 2022 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe is the most stylish, opulent, and practical in the brand’s lineup with its space and comfort. With advanced mechanics and aerodynamics, the 8 Series delivers an unparalleled driving experience. The Turbocharged I-6 engine churns out enough power to take down the best in class AMG GT 43 with its crazy throttle response. It is a fully loaded package of the best stuff that you can expect from the German automaker for it sits on the top of the company’s lineup.