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Introducing Facelift LCI 2023 8 Series Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe

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Updated exterior with[M1] standard illuminated kidney grille
Upgraded 12.3-inch Center Display
Expanded range of paint selections and wheel designs
Highly exclusive 8 X JEFF KOONS edition
US production begins March 2022; base MSRP is unchanged from 2022
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 25, 2022…Since its premier in 2018, the award-winning design of the BMW 8 Series luxury performance vehicles continues to thrill and impress with grace and power in equal measure. Today, with striking exterior design enhancements and interior developments, BMW has honed the character of the new 2023 8 Series. A redesigned front fascia presents a form as dynamic as it is elegant. The interior likewise conveys an even more intensely focused feeling of driving pleasure and a luxurious ambience, featuring as it does an enlarged 12.3-inch Control Display for the BMW iDrive operating system.

More than ever, the BMW 8 Series embodies a passion for inspiring performance and exclusive style.

BMW twin-kidney grille with Iconic Glow, new paint finishes and wheel designs.

The characteristic BMW kidney grille adds an arresting accentuation to the front of all BMW 8 Series variants. The BMW Illuminated Kidney Grille provides an iconic glow using waterfall lighting for the two grille elements, creating a dramatic impression when the new BMW 8 Series is viewed from the front. The illumination is activated when the vehicle is unlocked or a door is opened and can be switched on or off manually by the driver. The grille also features redesigned vertical bars with a distinctive U-shaped profile.

Five new exterior paint colors have been added to the 8 Series palette: Skyscraper Grey metallic, San Remo Green metallic, Portimao Blue metallic, BMW Individual Frozen Tanzanite Blue metallic, and Frozen Pure Grey.

Two new 20-inch wheel designs, style 895M and 894M, are optionally available on all new 8 Series models. The wheel style 895M fitted with high-performance, non-runflat tires is included in the Cooling and High Performance Tire Package, which is optional on M850i xDrive coupe and Gran Coupe.

Exterior design. Fresh accents portray dynamic performance.

The M850i xDrive coupe, convertible, and Gran Coupe now feature aerodynamically optimized M exterior mirrors in a design that was originally developed exclusively for the BMW M8, along with an M Badge in the kidney grille.

The M Sport Package was made standard equipment on 840i and 840i xDrive models for model year 2022. For 2023, the new optional M Sport Package Professional adds extended Shadowline trim with black kidney grille, black calipers for the standard M Sport brakes, M Shadowline headlights with dark inserts and a black M rear spoiler for the M850i xDrive coupe.

To mark the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH, all M850i xDrive models in will be offered with the classic BMW Motorsport logo on the hood, trunk, and wheel hub covers in place of the usual BMW roundels. With its staggered semicircles in blue, purple and red, the anniversary emblem is reminiscent of the original BMW M GmbH trademark that was first used on racing cars in 1973.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional now with a Control Display enlarged to 12.3 inches.

As ever, the new BMW 8 Series features as standard BMW Live Cockpit Professional. Its fully digital display network consists of a 12.3-inch instrument cluster behind the steering wheel and a central Control Display, which has increased in size from 10.25 to 12.3 inches. The [M1] larger screen enables fast, convenient, and intuitive operation of numerous vehicle functions, powered by the seventh generation of BMW iDrive.

THE 8 X JEFF KOONS: Art and driving pleasure in a limited edition.

The refined style and dynamic performance of the new BMW 8 Series serve as sources of inspiration for American artist Jeff Koons. His inimitable aesthetic will grace a very limited edition of the BMW 850i xDrive Gran Coupe, which will be presented for the first time on February 17, 2022. The 8 X JEFF KOONS embodies precision, sophistication, and craftsmanship. A multi-layer exterior finish in eleven colors creates a highly expressive appearance. The interior’s unique ambience is characterized by the very finest leather and other exquisite materials, along with the rich red and blue tones of BMW M and an engraved artist’s signature.

Jeff Koons and the BMW Group are linked by a partnership that dates back more than a decade. In 2010, the artist designed the BMW M3 GT2 Art Car that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This new project came about to mark the 50th anniversary of the BMW Group’s global commitment to culture. The 8 X JEFF KOONS is an exceptionally exclusive combination of art and driving pleasure in a luxury sports car by BMW.

The BMW ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe.

Launched in 2021, the ALPINA B8 Gran Coupe builds on the success of the B7 sedan and the XB7 Sports Activity Vehicle. With an explosive 612-horsepower 4.4-liter V8 with bi-turbocharging at its heart, the B8 Gran Coupe achieves 60 mph from a standstill in a staggering 3.3 seconds, on to a maximum speed of 201 mph. A finely-tuned, harmoniously balanced chassis ensures precise handling and long-distance comfort.

The 2023 BMW ALPINA B8 receives many of the enhancements applied to the rest of the BMW 8 Series, including the new illuminated kidney grille, the 12.3-inch Control Display, and a broadened range of exterior color choices.


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Not a fan of the new grill, the way the slats don't touch the bottom reminds me of teeth.

Also more M badges and M-mirrors on a non M car :
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So basically nothing new perfect lol
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Excellent!

Like the new design!
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Not a fan of the new grill, the way the slats don't touch the bottom reminds me of teeth.

Also more M badges and M-mirrors on a non M car :
Yeah, that grille is weird. Also not a fan of all these "M" identities being added to M50i models. I get they are somewhat designed by the M division, but the excessive M badges are diluting! I have a M550i and noncar people are always mixing it up with the M5.
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Changes are negligible, but I'm glad the 12.3 inch screen has now made its way to the 8.
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Are they having hard time selling the 8? My local dealer has 8 m8s sitting on the lot
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Not a fan of the new grill, the way the slats don't touch the bottom reminds me of teeth.

Also more M badges and M-mirrors on a non M car :
Yeah, that grille is weird. Also not a fan of all these "M" identities being added to M50i models. I get they are somewhat designed by the M division, but the excessive M badges are diluting! I have a M550i and noncar people are always mixing it up with the M5.
that's more the M5's fault than the 550.

Then everyone complains when they do the opposite way, as in the G20 vs the G80. You'd never mix them up.
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Changes are negligible, but I'm glad the 12.3 inch screen has now made its way to the 8.
Was 10.25" not enough? In the 5er, the 12.3" screen looks too big.
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Changes are negligible, but I'm glad the 12.3 inch screen has now made its way to the 8.
Was 10.25" not enough? In the 5er, the 12.3" screen looks too big.
I have a 5 LCI with the bigger screen, and yes it is big, but doesn't get in your way while doing which is great.
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that's more the M5's fault than the 550.

Then everyone complains when they do the opposite way, as in the G20 vs the G80. You'd never mix them up.
The ethos of the M5 has always been visually understated performance, not crazy look-at-me styling.
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Are they having hard time selling the 8? My local dealer has 8 m8s sitting on the lot
Yeah 8s don't sell as much. Believe the gran coupe sells the most out of all of them but I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually cancel the model.
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Also more M badges and M-mirrors on a non M car :
One day a base 330i will have the M mirrors
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Are they having hard time selling the 8? My local dealer has 8 m8s sitting on the lot
They're grossly overpriced and depreciate so poorly, it's hard not to see why. A friend of mine rented an 850 convertible off Turo and I got to drive the car relatively hard. I got the impression the car was confused between how sporty vs. luxo barge it wanted to be. It's heavy, difficult to see out of, a bit boaty, and the steering response is a little slow. On the flipside, it had some sporting elements such as a stiff ride, brutally amazing engine/exhaust note, and narrow seats that pinch the sides.

To its credit however, it seems like nothing in that segment sells well besides the 911 and AMG GT, however those are priced way higher and feel more like halo cars whereas the 8er just looks and feels like a big BMW.
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I have a 5 LCI with the bigger screen, and yes it is big, but doesn't get in your way while doing which is great.
Do they make any more efficient use of it or is my Waze map just an inch wider and the stuff on the right side of it also is just larger?
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I have a 5 LCI with the bigger screen, and yes it is big, but doesn't get in your way while doing which is great.
Do they make any more efficient use of it or is my Waze map just an inch wider and the stuff on the right side of it also is just larger?
It's just the size of the display. You could say it is more efficient because of the bigger buttons, but that is about it. CarPlay looks awesome with the big screen though!
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Not a fan of the new grill, the way the slats don't touch the bottom reminds me of teeth.

Also more M badges and M-mirrors on a non M car :
Agreed. And the grilles almost look like a mix between M and non-M. Too much M on the non-M car.

And why do these offer the B&W and the more expensive M8 doesn't?!?!
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Not a fan of the new grill, the way the slats don't touch the bottom reminds me of teeth.

Also more M badges and M-mirrors on a non M car :
Agreed. And the grilles almost look like a mix between M and non-M. Too much M on the non-M car.

And why do these offer the B&W and the more expensive M8 doesn't?!?!
B&W is available on M8
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