2020 BMW 8 Series Review


If you’re checking out this 2020 BMW 8 Series review, you’re probably looking for a coupe that’ll help you cruise with style through the Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores, MD, areas. As you’ll see, that’s exactly what this luxury car delivers.

Keep reading to learn a little more about the BMW 8 Series coupe. Then, contact BMW of Annapolis to schedule your test drive!

BMW 8 Series Coupe Engine

2020 BMW 8 Series Coupe Powertrain Review

The powertrain of the BMW 8 Series coupe comes in two core configurations:

  • 840i
  • 840i xDrive

Both feature a 3.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo V6 engine that produces 335 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. This pairs with an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes. Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters help to bring an extra sportiness to your drive.

The difference between the powertrains is the drivetrain. The 840i comes with a front-wheel drive system. Meanwhile, the 840i xDrive model has the xDrive all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

Many local drivers prefer this system because it automatically improves traction control based on your conditions. This mean you’ll have impressive handling capabilities whether you’re traveling through snow and rain or along a dry stretch of highway.

The xDrive system can also help you go from 0–60 MPH in as few as 4.4 seconds under the right conditions. With front-wheel drive, you can get from 0–60 MPH in 4.7 seconds.

The M850i xDrive model is also available for the BMW 8 Series coupe. It comes with a 523-horsepower, 4.4-liter BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo V8 engine.

BMW 8 Series Interior

Interior of the BMW 8 Series

Next, let’s climb inside the cabin of the 2020 BMW 8 Series coupe. What we find is a 2-row cabin that offers drivers and passengers 38.9 inches of headroom. It also has the following legroom dimensions:

  • Front-seat legroom: 42.1 inches
  • Rear-seat legroom: 29.5 inches

As you get comfortable behind the wheel, feel the luxury of the available Extended Merino Leather upholstery and warm things up by turning on the available heated front seats, armrests and steering wheel.

Drivers can adjust their seat up to 14 different ways, including 4-way power lumbar support that improves comfort and maximizes visibility.

The cockpit comes together with the available 10.25-inch touchscreen display. This is part of the iDrive 7.0 system, which also includes Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration. Apple CarPlay™ allows you to access your favorite smartphone apps through your car’s infotainment system. Meanwhile, standard Bluetooth® wireless allows for hands-free phone calls as you cruise. These features also let you stream music directly from your phone through your car’s speakers.

Go ahead and turn up the volume on the available 464-watt Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System. This places 16 speakers around your cabin including nine tweeters, five midrange speakers, and two bass speakers.

Will You Test Drive the 2020 BMW 8 Series?

Do you like what you’ve read in our 2020 BMW 8 Series review? If so, it’s time to take it out for a spin around Annapolis, Highland Beach, and Hillsmere Shores, MD! The team at BMW of Annapolis is here to help with that.

Contact us to schedule your test drive and take the wheel of the BMW 8 Series coupe today!


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