Sunday December 15, 2019

Pure diesel power makes BMW’s 8 Series a real delight

The new BMW 8 Series is a convincing luxury grand tourer, especially in 840d xDrive guise, writes Melanie May

23rd December, 2018
The BMW 840d xDrive: comfortable, smooth, refined and effortless to drive

BMW enters the luxury sports car market with this, its new 8 Series Coupé. The 8 effectively replaces the 6 Series Coupé and soon will be available in Convertible and four-door Gran Coupé body styles, too. There’s a potent M8 version on the way as well, plus an 840i petrol entry-level version. The high-powered M850i xDrive model has already been launched and joining it is the car tested here, the diesel-powered 840d xDrive....

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