On Tuesday, BMW announced several updates to its 8 Series lineup for 2023, but the changes are subtle and only the most observant will notice them. There is a new set of headlights, exterior colours and a larger multimedia touchscreen available on all of BMW’s 8 Series models. This includes the (deep breath) 8 Series coupes and convertibles, as well as the 8 Series Gran Coupes, the 8 Series Gran Coupes and the Alpina B8 Gran Coupe, all of which have been updated for the new model year. In other words, the non-Competition M8 is a thing of the past. Whew.
When the car is unlocked or a door is opened, an illuminated grille is activated on the 840i and M850i, but it can also be turned off manually. The 8 Series’ front fascia receives an incredibly minor nip/tuck. New wheel designs and a variety of new paint colours are available. There is no reason why you can’t and should not get the M8 in Isle of Man Green like the new M3.
As a nod to the M division’s 50th anniversary, the M850i and M8 models can be outfitted with classic BMW Motorsport logos on the hoods, trunks, and wheels. BMW’s race cars were the first to sport the iconic blue, purple, and red colour scheme in 1973.
Carbon-fiber bucket seats with illuminated badges are available as an option for the M8’s cabin. A 12.3-inch central infotainment screen replaces the smaller 10.3-inch display from last year’s 8 Series in all models.
For the 840i Coupe, you’ll pay $85,995 and for the Alpina B8 Gran Coupe, you’ll pay $140,895, which includes a $995 destination fee, according to BMW. By the spring of next year, dealers should have the new 8 Series models for 2023.