BMW 8 Series vs BMW 4 Series

2023 BMW 8 Series
2023 BMW 8 Series
$87,500MSRP
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2022 BMW 4 Series
2022 BMW 4 Series
$45,200MSRP
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2023 BMW 8 Series
$87,500MSRP
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2022 BMW 4 Series
$45,200MSRP
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MSRP

$87,500

MSRP

$45,200

Average price

$62,675

Average price

$31,496

Listings

1595

Listings

4697
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

6.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple body styles
  • Stylish design
  • Great handling
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing styling
  • Cramped back seat
  • Poor value for money

Reviews Summary

The BMW 8 Series is the third element of BMW’s flagship trinity. Just as the 7 Series is the top sedan in BMW’s lineup, and the X7 is the top SUV, the 8 Series lords over lesser coupes and convertibles in the BMW hierarchy.

The 8 Series nameplate dates back to 1990, when BMW launched the first generation in the form of a wedge-shaped coupe with pop-up headlights. After that version—known as the E31—went out of production, the 8 Series took a long hiatus, returning in its current G15 form for the 2019 model year.

The 2023 BMW 8 Series gets some small updates for the new model year, including exterior styling tweaks and an enlarged touchscreen. More paint color and wheel design options round out what’s new.

The lineup remains unchanged, however, consisting of 840i, 840i xDrive, M850i xDrive, and high-performance M8 Competition variants in coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe body styles. An Alpina B8 version of the Gran Coupe (launched for the 2021 model year) also returns. We tested an 840i Gran Coupe for this review.

Reviews Summary

After a one-year hiatus, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe returns. A direct competitor to the Audi A5 Sportback, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is based on the 4 Series coupe but takes the form of a five-door hatchback offering easier rear-seat access and some of the cargo utility you'll find in an SUV. Like other 4 Series models, the Gran Coupe comes in 430i ($45,200) and M440i ($58,200) specification. However, BMW still doesn't offer an M4 performance version of the Gran Coupe. The new Gran Coupe does, however, serve as the basis for the electric BMW i4.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.0L 335 hp I6

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

335 hp @ 5000 rpm

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5000 rpm

MPG City

21

MPG City

25

MPG Highway

29

MPG Highway

34
2023 BMW 8 Series
2023 BMW 8 Series
$87,500MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2022 BMW 4 Series
2022 BMW 4 Series
$45,200MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 BMW 8 Series
$87,500MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 BMW 4 Series
$45,200MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$87,500
$45,200
Average price
$62,675
$31,496
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.6
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Read full review

6.5 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple body styles
  • Stylish design
  • Great handling
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Potentially polarizing styling
  • Cramped back seat
  • Poor value for money
Summary

The BMW 8 Series is the third element of BMW’s flagship trinity. Just as the 7 Series is the top sedan in BMW’s lineup, and the X7 is the top SUV, the 8 Series lords over lesser coupes and convertibles in the BMW hierarchy.

The 8 Series nameplate dates back to 1990, when BMW launched the first generation in the form of a wedge-shaped coupe with pop-up headlights. After that version—known as the E31—went out of production, the 8 Series took a long hiatus, returning in its current G15 form for the 2019 model year.

The 2023 BMW 8 Series gets some small updates for the new model year, including exterior styling tweaks and an enlarged touchscreen. More paint color and wheel design options round out what’s new.

The lineup remains unchanged, however, consisting of 840i, 840i xDrive, M850i xDrive, and high-performance M8 Competition variants in coupe, convertible, and four-door Gran Coupe body styles. An Alpina B8 version of the Gran Coupe (launched for the 2021 model year) also returns. We tested an 840i Gran Coupe for this review.

After a one-year hiatus, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe returns. A direct competitor to the Audi A5 Sportback, the 4 Series Gran Coupe is based on the 4 Series coupe but takes the form of a five-door hatchback offering easier rear-seat access and some of the cargo utility you'll find in an SUV. Like other 4 Series models, the Gran Coupe comes in 430i ($45,200) and M440i ($58,200) specification. However, BMW still doesn't offer an M4 performance version of the Gran Coupe. The new Gran Coupe does, however, serve as the basis for the electric BMW i4.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.0L 335 hp I6
2.0L 255 hp I4
Drive Train
RWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
335 hp @ 5000 rpm
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG City
21
25
MPG Highway
29
34
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