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2021 BMW 8 Series | Review & Road Test

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Not all that long ago bmw revived the 8 series i’m driving the 840i and i’m going to do a video about it so let’s go part of the 8 series relaunch includes adding a less expensive six cylinder to the lineup as well as a four-door grand coupe to the two-door coupe and convertible versions i think i’m going to talk about the engine stuff first that new inline six

Or the v8 are both turbocharged the inline six and the 840i gets a twin turbo so does the v8 in the 850 those numbers in the ladder get it from zero to hair on fire in under four seconds need something even faster the m8 high performance version should be more your brand of loco i wouldn’t exactly use the same word for this six cylinder the power that it gets is

Decent but for a car of this caliber you know i really am kind of expecting something a little bit more juicy if i want that i have to ratchet it up to sport mode i’m gonna do that and then then i start to see the acceleration that i expect then you get quicker throttle response and the chassis firms up but i’ve got to be honest the sticker price on this particular

Car i’m driving is a hundred thousand dollars for that kind of cash i want a little more guts so the eight series is not exactly a shrinking violet the two-door obviously weighs a little bit less but this four-door grand coupe weighs in at a not-so-spelt 4500 pounds adding bmw’s x-drive four-wheel drive system which comes standard on v8 850 models makes that body

Feel a bit less weighty with added traction putting power down at all four corners i’ve got x-drive in this car that i’m driving and it does actually help make things a little bit more maneuverable and nimble for all the size the killer chassis it rides on the suspension and damping settings and of the nest and quick shifting 8-speed automatic transmission make

The 8-series a ton of fun to flog around turns so stop weaving in and out of traffic when you’re on your commute bmw drivers and get this thing into some turns since we’re here let’s talk about the interior so there are a lot of things i want to mention about the bmw’s innards but the first thing that i noticed is this amazing crystal shifter that looks like it’s

Something at the top of maleficent’s staff it’s magical but if it catches the light just right it throws rainbow prisms into your eyes like a unicorn with its laser gun something not so magical bmw’s infotainment system bmw is not known for an uncomplicated and mega intuitive interface the screen is 10.25 inches of digital huge and graphics look sharp there’s

Plenty of customizable tomfoolery over here with the gauge cluster and you get stuff like apple carplay and android auto wireless but that will cost you extra the buttery leather seats yes they look killer kind of like spider-man with this red color and they’re adjustable and heated after about two hours of driving in them they get awfully hard and actually make

My legs numb now that might be my five foot five inch frame ah i don’t know so it might be something you go check out for yourself the other thing you might want to go check out is the kelly blue book youtube channel go subscribe standard safety features include lane departure warning frontal collision warning with automatic emergency braking and active blind

Spot detection when it comes to those safety features bmws feel a little bit intrusive they’re almost more like reprimands than they are warnings the lane correction assist almost feels like one of those super grabby instructors at a track who yank your steering wheel when you’re not doing it right i’m not really crazy about it i turn them down to the lowest

Sensitivity than just shut them off they really distracted my driving but for someone who’s driving distracted they will definitely be effective the 8 series coupe convertible and this grand coupe are all four passenger vehicles rear seats are more cramped in the coupe than the four-door version but even here in the four-door headroom is not generous but if

You do have some stuff to haul around you can put both of those back seats down and you get some pretty decent cargo space if you’re wondering whom else makes a similar car check out the mercedes-benz s-class audi a7 aston martin db11 or the maserati grand turismo they all might be good bets this bmw is huge and the grand coupe’s wheelbase is clearly longer

Than the two-door version this latest 8-series iteration checks in as far more contemporary looking than its predecessor smooth curves sculpted sides standard 20-inch wheels and bmw’s trademark twin kidney grille that’s blessedly well proportioned round out what i think is one very handsome car while this grand touring luxury mobile comes packed with standard

Equipment there are good extras the driving assistance professional package gets you those overzealous semi-autonomous driving features like adaptive cruise control and an evasion aid and the comfort seating package adds ventilation to the front seats the 8 series convertible offers a neck warming feature that i think should be in all cars full stop the 840i

Grand coupe starts at around 86 thousand dollars for the two-door coupe you’re going to pay a little bit more that starts around 89 000. adding x drive raises those prices by 2 900 the 850i starting prices are over six large same with that insane m coupe that’s a lot of coins make sure the purchase is worth them all so the bmw 8 series is back and now you know

What i think but what’s most important if you’re in the market for buying one of these is what you think so go check it out you

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2021 BMW 8 Series | Review & Road Test By Kelley Blue Book