The luxurious BMW eight Sequence coupe is most at house on an extended, quick motorway journey, however does not object once you take the twisty route house.
The final time BMW provided an eight Sequence, it was the late 1990s and the automotive trade was very totally different. Luxurious SUVs had but to essentially take off, and the smooth, square-shouldered BMW eight Sequence was the final word embodiment of what the German model knew about making vehicles. Now the eight Sequence has returned – it nonetheless assumes a flagship function, however does so with firm from the upcoming BMW X7 SUV.
There isn’t any scarcity of luxurious two-door coupes out there right this moment, and the eight Sequence faces competitors from rivals as numerous because the Lexus LC, Mercedes S-Class coupe, Audi R8 and Porsche 911, to not point out the Aston Martin Vantage and Mercedes-AMG GT. Maybe properly, BMW appears to have ploughed its personal furrow; slightly than making an attempt to beat anyone particular rival for dealing with, velocity or luxurious alone, the eight Sequence has its personal character that guarantees the very best of all worlds.
Picture Four of 19
The 2-door eight Sequence coupe will later be joined by a four-door Grand Coupe model to tackle the Mercedes-AMG GT Four-door, nevertheless it’s anticipated that the two-door could have the sportier dynamic of the 2 fashions. Early fashions can be found as a 316bhp three.Zero-litre diesel 840d, or a 523bhp Four.Four-litre petrol 850i, each with xDrive four-wheel drive as commonplace. With even the diesel managing Zero-62mph in underneath 5 seconds, velocity is not in brief provide.
There isn’t any lack of visible presence, both. The eight Sequence’ entrance finish is sort of by-product, with its hallmark BMW double-kidney grille and hungry-looking air intakes, however the automotive will get extra distinctive round its sides and rear. Its shoulders are broader than any BMW of the previous, and its proportions are extra muscle automotive than luxurious coupe. There are particulars that nod in the direction of illustrious fashions from BMWs previous too, such because the ‘double bubble’ roof.
Picture 5 of 19
Inside, the design is probably not something like as imaginative because the area age BMW i8 coupe, however the structure is completely updated and the supplies used create an actual upmarket really feel. Each gadget you will discover within the BMW 7 Sequence saloon is within the eight Sequence, with BMW’s ‘dwell cockpit’ digital dashboard, touchscreen infotainment system and head up show. You may tailor the eight Sequence to your necessities with a number of selection choices, too – ‘laser mild’ headlights and a self-parking characteristic might be added at further price.
Regardless of being very a lot a “2+2” (the rear seats are as cramped as these in entrance are luxurious), the eight Sequence is much extra at house on a quick, vast street than a race observe or nation lane. BMW followers looking for driving involvement would really feel extra at house in an M4 or M5. Nonetheless, these used to the slightly extra sedate Mercedes S-Class Coupe might recognize the BMW’s higher agility.
As a quick automotive that does not scrimp on day-to-day practicality, the Porsche 911 stays the one to beat. Nonetheless, the surprisingly economical 840d makes an attention-grabbing selection if you would like an indulgent, distinctive automotive for quick, lengthy distance journeys and don’t have to take multiple particular person with you.