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BMW 8 SERIES DIESEL COUPE

840d xDrive MHT M Sport 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack]

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Emissions
Emissions171.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed155mph

Driver Convenience

  • BMW Drive recorder
  • BMW legal emergency call
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with intelligent personal assistant, voice control, gesture control
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator
  • Check control system
  • Condition based service
  • Drive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modes
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
  • Instrument and upper door panel in walknappa leather
  • Integral active steering
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • On board computer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Parking Assistant Plus with 360 degree surround view camera
  • Powered tailgate operation
  • Run flat indicator
  • Service interval indicator
  • Wifi hotspot preparation

Entertainment

  • Bowers and Wilkins diamond surround sound system
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Favourite buttons
  • TV function plus including reception of digital TV stations
  • USB/audio interface

Exterior Features

  • BMW Laserlights
  • Bright chrome kidney grille
  • Carbon core
  • Chrome M designation on front side panel, left and right
  • Climate comfort windscreen
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Electrically adjustable, heated, folding exterior mirrors
  • Follow me home headlight function
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • High beam assistant
  • Illuminated door handles
  • LED rear lights
  • M Carbon roof
  • Model logo on right tailgate
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Satinised aluminium kidney struts
  • Thermally insulated windscreen
  • Third LED technology brake light in rear window
  • Welcome lights in interior and door handle area
  • xDrive designation on left tailgate

Interior Features

  • 2 cup holders in front
  • 2 rear head restraints
  • 2 X front 12v power sockets
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat
  • Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone control
  • CraftedClarity glass application for interior elements
  • Dynamic ambient interior lighting
  • Electric front seat adjustment with driver memory
  • Frameless interior mirror
  • Front entry lights doors
  • Front reading lights
  • Front seat heating
  • Front seat ventilation
  • Front sun visors with ticket holder and illuminated mirror
  • Illuminated M door sill finishers
  • Lockable glove compartment with light
  • M leather steering wheel including multifunction controls
  • M Pedals
  • Microfilter and active carbon filter
  • Soft close doors
  • Steering column with adjustable height and length and activation via control on the steering column
  • Velour floormats

Packs

  • Connected professional pack - 8 Series
  • Driving assistant professional pack - 8 Series
  • Front heat comfort pack - 8 Series
  • M Aerodynamics pack - 8 Series

Safety

  • ABS/EBD
  • Active front seat headrests
  • Active protection
  • Airbags - Driver and front passenger airbag with seat occupancy detection, knee, side and front passenger seat airbag deactivation
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
  • Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting, safety battery terminal clamp and airbags
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
  • Front and rear brake discs with interior ventilation
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Front three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts, belt force limiter and belt stopper
  • Fuel supply cut off
  • Hill start assist
  • Rear three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts and belt force limiter
  • Side impact protection
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with electronic engine immobiliser
  • Centre lock switch
  • Closing system with central locking
  • Comfort access system
  • Keyless engine start
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Vehicle key with exclusive M designation

Technical

  • 48V Mild hybrid technology
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Double wishbone front axle
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Eight speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddle switches

Wheels

  • Tyre repair kit

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Passive Safety

Trim

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.102
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    0.052
  • NOx
    0.031
  • Particles
    0.0016
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    168
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    162
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH
    162
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL
    160
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    146
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH
    146
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL
    143
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    265
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH
    265
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL
    261
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    165
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH
    165
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL
    161

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2993
  • Compression Ratio
    16.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    84
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    90
  • Engine Code
    B57D30T2
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    24
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    10.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    10.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    9.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    6.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    28
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    28
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    28.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    46.3

General

  • AdBlue
    Yes
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    3.0
  • Badge Power
    340
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    d MHT xDrive
  • Coin Series
    M Sport[Ultimate Pk]
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    41E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    15000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    4.8
  • Engine Power - BHP
    340
  • Engine Power - KW
    250
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4400
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    516
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    71.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    700
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1750
  • Top Speed
    155

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    245/35 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear
    275/30 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Y SPOKE STYLE 728M
  • Wheel Type
    20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1341
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4843
  • Wheelbase
    2822
  • Width
    1902
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2137

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    66
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2410
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    420
  • Max. Loading Weight
    495
  • Max. Roof Load
    75
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1915
  • No. of Seats
    4
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.9

BMW aims to bring something different and more dynamically elegant to the market for large luxury coupes with this sleekly-styled 840d model. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Background

The 8 Series revives an 8 Series nameplate last seen with the 'E31'-series model sold between 1989 and 1999. That rather memorable contender was nominally replaced early on in this century by two 6 Series Coupe designs, the 'E63'-series model of 2003 and the 'F13'-series model of 2011. Both though, were less exclusive-feeling BMWs which merely plugged a gap in the Munich maker's line-up as the company experimented with other approaches into the luxury GT market. That's what brought us the 'F07' generation 5 Series Gran Turismo of 2009, the 'F06'-series four-door 6 Series Gran Coupe of 2012 and the electrified i8 sportscar of 2014. Everything the Bavarian brand has subsequently learned has been channelled into this 'G13' generation 8 series design, which was launched in mid-2018 aiming to recapture the more exclusive feel of its 'E31' predecessor. It's much, much more than merely a stylised two-door version of the 7 Series saloon, even though it's built alongside that car at the company's Dingolfing German plant. Let's check this car out in 840d diesel form.

Driving Experience

A 'Gentleman's Racer'. Is that what this is? BMW thinks so. For you, that might conjure up pictures of Brooklands in the Thirties but what the Munich maker means by that term is the kind of big sporty GT that Aston Martin has long specialised in. In terms of the driving experience, what BMW has aimed for here is something mid-way between what's served up by this car's two main rivals - the Mercedes S-Class Coupe and more powerful versions of the Porsche 911. And broadly, that's what you get. This car's 'raison d'etre' isn't primarily for the track; no 2-tonne luxury coupe is ever going to feel completely comfortable on a circuit. But it's a heck of a lot more comfortable there than the previous 6 Series models ever were. The brand's xDrive 4WD system is standard, as in 'Integral Active Steering', which gives you four wheel steering for extra cornering stability. Plus there's fantastic traction through the big bespoke Bridgestones and absolutely brilliant brakes. I opted to try the 840d diesel variant. It obviously can't deliver the aural excitement of the alternative V8 petrol versions but the free-revving in-line 3.0-litre six still manages to sound rather good in its own way, with a deep gravelly note that's emphasised by the stereo speakers. It's got a lot of grunt too, the 750Nm torque figure 70Nm higher than the standard V8. And you get the same Launch Control set-up to hurl you away from rest, allowing an 840d to reach 62mph in just 4.9s. If you like your stats, you can see plenty more of them via a 'Sport' display in the 'Car' section of the centre-dash infotainment screen that as you drive can show you G-Force readings, plus torque horsepower, oil temperature and turbo boost read-outs.

Design and Build

It's been a long time since BMW brought us a large coupe that was really elegant, but most will agree that this modern-era 8 Series design really is. It's very much a BMW of course from the front, with one of the widest double kidney grilles yet seen on a Bayerische Motoren Werke model, which flows into the slimmest headlamps the brand has ever used. In profile, the roofline's low, fast arc is certainly striking, as are the wide shoulders and short overhangs. Inside, the seating position is notably low, reminding you of this 8 Series model's more focused driving remit and you're surrounded by a cabin that's high in quality but perhaps lacking a little in terms of sheer specialness. Adding in little touches like the 'CraftedClarity' glass finishing for various controls helps quite a bit here. It's hard to fault the digital screen technology delivered by the standard 'Live Cockpit Professional' package that combines this 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display with a 10.25-inch centre-dash infotainment monitor, all of it accessible via touchscreen, the usual lower iDrive touch controller or voice control. And you're perfectly positioned in front of it all by brilliantly supportive multifunctional sports seats trimmed in white-stitched Merino leather that extends up on to the dash. The rear seats are very cramped, but you get a decently sized 420-litre boot.

Market and Model

There's quite a price gap between the two core 8 Series Coupe variants that were offered from launch. Pricing at the introduction of this model range saw this 840d diesel, with its 320hp 3.0-litre six cylinder diesel, costing from just over £76,000, while the alternative M850i variant with its 530hp 4.4-litre petrol V8 requires a budget pretty much dead-on the £100,000 mark. Though the Convertible version isn't our focus here, for reference we'll tell you that that body style requires a £7,000 premium in each case. Competitors for this 840d are difficult to find. There simply aren't any large luxury two-door diesel Coupes available - not in our market anyway. The closest comparable models we can think of are four-door coupes which cost a lot less: the Audi A7 Sportback - in 320hp 3.0 BiTDI form; and the Mercedes CLS - in 340hp 400d guise. Both cars cost around £60,000 but are arguably more directly targeted by BMW's own 6 Series Gran Turismo, which in 630d xDrive form offers only 265hp but with 'M Sport' trim costs much the same as those top A7 or CLS diesel models.

Cost of Ownership

No rival in this segment can get anywhere near the readings you'd be able to achieve at the wheel of the 840d diesel model - up to 40.4mpg on the WLTP combined cycle (which makes possible a realistic 600 mile driving range) and up to 160g/km of CO2 (NEDC). A 1.5-litre petrol Ford Mondeo doesn't do much better than that. Both the stats we've quoted here were measured under the current 'WLTP' or 'World harmonised Light vehicle Test Procedure' cycle, but BMW has converted them back to the less accurate 'New European Driving Cycle' 'NEDC2' spec, since that's what a lot of rival models are still using. The 8 Series powerplants of course comply with the current 'EU6d-TEMP' emissions standard, which dictates that they must have a gasoline particulate filter. On this 840d, BMW's 'BluePerformance' technology further adds a particulate filter, an oxidation catalyst, an Nox absorption catalyst and an SCR catalyst with 'AdBlue' injection. You'll probably be familiar with AdBlue by now because most modern Euro6 diesel powerplants use it. It's a urea additive that mixes with the hot exhaust gases from the engine. As the urea combines with these fumes, it turns many of the harmful chemicals into nothing more noxious than water and nitrogen - and that's what makes up most of the Earth's atmosphere. Tell all that to bar stool experts who talk as if diesel cars are alone responsible for smogging up our cities.

Summary

There aren't many sporting models in this category that a really well-heeled buyer would consider running as an only car, but this is one of them. If you need it to be an old fashioned road smoker, it can do that; this '8' is certainly far happier on a track than its flaccid 6 Series predecessor. And then, at the circuit gates, it can change character into a classic Grand Touring GT. And deliver the kind of experience you might have previously thought you'd have to stretch to a Bentley Continental GT or an Aston Martin DB11 to get. Are there things I'd change? A few. The interior is classy, well appointed and deeply impressive but it's not especially memorable. We think air suspension should have been included - at least as an option. And given this car's sheer size, it would have been nice to see the kind of rear seat space you get in a rival Mercedes S-Class Coupe. Otherwise though, I think this '8' is, in its own way, very desirable indeed.

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