The 8 Series comes as a luxury two-door coupe, convertible, or four-door sedan.
The 8 is a resurrected series that was BMW's flagship coupe in the 1990s.
The modern 8 Series is meant to compete with other six-figure boutique cruiser-type cars, offering a mix of luxury, high-tech features, power, and exclusivity.
The 8 comes with a turbocharged six-cylinder or V8 engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
We found the Six to be silky smooth and plenty powerful, but the V8 brings a glorious sound.
The convertible has a soft top that can be opened and closed on the move and an optional warm-air vent in the head restraint.
Note that for that style and exclusivity, the 8 compromises access, visibility, and room.