BMW 8 Series Coupe

Just nine BMW 8 Series Heritage Edition models are set to arrive in Australia for customer deliveries from October this year.

It pays tribute to the 8 Series luxury sport grand tourer that was first launched in Australia 30 years ago. It will be sold with the 840i powertrain and in Coupé, Gran Coupé and Convertible bodies.

They are powered by BMW’s TwinPower Turbo in-line six-cylinder engine with 250kW and 500Nm. It drives the rear wheels via an eight-speed Steptronic Sports transmission.

Dynamic features are an M Sport differential, adaptive M suspension and M Sport brakes.

The 8 Series Heritage Edition models have 20-inch M light-alloy wheels in Y-spoke style 728M Jet Black, M Sport brake callipers finished in red and M high-gloss Shadow Line.

Cabin ambience is enhanced by full leather Merino upholstery, the instrument panel and upper door trim finished in ‘Walknappa’ leather. Comfort is provided by active seat ventilation, seat heating and heated armrests.

BMW 8 Series Convertible

Other interior elements in the special editions are CraftedClarity Glass application for the BMW controller, engine start/stop button and gear selector.

A 464-Watt Harmon/Kardon surround sound system provides high quality entertainment

Just one BMW Individual paint finish and BMW Individual full leather Merino combination will be available for each 8 Series Heritage Edition model in each body style, providing an additional touch of personalised exclusivity.

The interior of each vehicle will carry an “Edition Heritage – 1/9” badge on the centre console.

There’s BMW Individual Piano Finish Black interior trim. The M headliner in Alcantara Anthracite will also be standard for the 840i Coupé and Gran Coupé.

840i Coupe Heritage Edition: $192,900
840i Gran Coupe Heritage Edition: $189,900
840I Convertible Heritage Edition: $207,900
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local BMW dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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