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Why Lease The M8 Coupe?

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BMW M8 Coupe Review 2023

The BMW M8 Coupe is a remarkable blend of performance, luxury, and cutting-edge technology, setting a new standard in the high-performance coupe segment. As one of BMW's flagship models, the M8 Coupe delivers a powerful driving experience that is sure to thrill enthusiasts and automotive connoisseurs alike.

Rivals to the BMW M8 Coupe include the Mercedes-Benz S63 Coupe and Audi RS7.

Our BMW M8 Coupe review covers:

BMW M8 Coupe Key Features

  • Sporty luxury exterior with sleek aerodynamic lines and bold aggressive features
  • Luxury and modernity interior featuring premium materials
  • Boot volume of 420 litres
  • 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine
  • One trim level is available:  M8 Competition

BMW M8 Coupe Pros and Cons:


  • Exceptional Handling
  • Powerful Performance
  • Cutting-Edge Technology


  • Expensive 
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Limited Rear Space

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The design of the BMW M8 Coupe is a seamless blend of striking aesthetics and aerodynamic functionality. It exemplifies the sporty and luxurious character synonymous with BMW's M series. The exterior of the M8 Coupe is characterized by sleek and aggressive lines, emphasizing its performance-oriented nature. The long hood, muscular fenders, and low-slung stance contribute to a commanding presence on the road. The signature kidney grille, distinctive M badging, and large air intakes underscore its high-performance identity.

Inside, the M8 Coupe radiates luxury and sophistication. High-quality materials, refined finishes, and precise craftsmanship are evident throughout the cabin. The driver-centric layout, along with supportive and comfortable M sports seats, creates an immersive driving experience. The interior design seamlessly incorporates advanced technology, including a digital instrument cluster and a centrally positioned infotainment system.

BMW M8 Coupe Exterior

While the M8 Coupe is primarily designed for performance and style, it offers a level of practicality suitable for daily use. The M8 Coupe typically accommodates four passengers, although the rear seats are more suitable for shorter journeys due to limited headroom and legroom. The front seats provide ample comfort and support for extended drives. Practicality is enhanced through various storage compartments throughout the cabin, including door pockets, a centre console, and a glove box. However, owing to the coupe design, overall storage space is not as generous as in a sedan or SUV.

One of the compromises made for the sleek design of a coupe is trunk space. The BMW M8 Coupe offers a relatively modest trunk capacity compared to larger body styles. The boot provides around 420 litres of cargo space, which is suitable for carrying luggage, shopping, or smaller items. The rear seats can be folded down to create more space for longer or bulkier items, enhancing the car's versatility.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the BMW M8 Coupe is a showcase of luxury, comfort, and cutting-edge technology designed to enhance the overall driving experience for both the driver and passengers. High-quality materials and impeccable craftsmanship are key features of the M8 Coupe's interior. Premium leather, carbon fibre accents, and high-gloss finishes contribute to a luxurious ambience. The attention to detail is evident in the stitching, upholstery, and overall fit and finish.

At the centre of the dashboard is a large infotainment display, typically around 10.25 inches, controlled via the iDrive system. It offers features like navigation, smartphone integration, Bluetooth connectivity, voice commands, and a premium audio system. The digital instrument cluster provides important driving information in a clear and customizable format. The M8 Coupe is equipped with a host of advanced technologies, including driver assistance systems like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera system, enhancing safety and convenience.

One trim level is available: M8 Competition.

M8 Competition comes with standard features such as 20-inch wheels, a 10.25-inch infotainment display with satellite navigation and an extensive range of online services, a 12.3-inch digital driver's display, electrically heated M Sport seats, wireless charging for phones, surround-view cameras, an integrated dash cam, and soft-close doors.

Power and Performance

BMW offers the M8 Coupe with a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine under the hood. This engine shares a lineage with the one found in the M850i, but BMW's engineers have meticulously re-engineered it. This rework results in a standard output of 600 horsepower and an impressive 625 horsepower for the top-tier M8 Competition model.

Similar to many high-performance BMWs, power is transmitted to all four wheels through an automatic gearbox and an intelligent four-wheel-drive system that can dynamically distribute power to each wheel. The specific power distribution is contingent upon your chosen driving mode within the M8, ranging from rear-wheel-drive setups that can indulge in some tire-shredding antics to a four-wheel-drive mode offering exceptional grip, propelling you from 0-60 mph in under 3.2 seconds.

BMW M8 Coupe Interior

Apart from its outstanding stats, the BMW M8 proves to be an incredibly impressive car to drive. Thanks to the standard adaptive suspension and additional underbody bracing, it displays remarkable agility in tight corners, surpassing even the M850i and M5. At the same time, it effortlessly transitions to a relaxing cruise at motorway speeds, providing a versatile driving experience. Furthermore, the standard automatic gearbox stands out as one of the finest in its class. Its seamless, responsive performance remains steady, avoiding any abrupt movements at lower speeds.

Overall, the BMW M8 Coupe is a pinnacle of performance and luxury, embodying the essence of the M brand. It seamlessly combines powerful performance with elegant design and state-of-the-art technology, making it a standout choice for those seeking the epitome of driving exhilaration and luxury in a coupe. If you crave a high-performance sports car that delivers on every level, the BMW M8 Coupe should undoubtedly be at the top of your list.

Leasing vs Buying

The BMW M8 Coupe is now available for purchase at a starting on-the-road price of £136,705.00*, or it can be leased with monthly payments starting from £1,544.69.

If you're considering leasing a BMW M8 Coupe, we proudly offer excellent car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals include a manufacturer's warranty, road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to most areas of the UK mainland (excluding specific regions).

Leasing a BMW M8 Coupe can often be a more financially advantageous option compared to purchasing outright, thanks to the fixed monthly payments, variable mileage options, low initial rental, and flexible contract durations.

It's important to note that the 'on-the-road' price mentioned includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and a number plate fee. Please be aware that this price is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. To get the most up-to-date information, we recommend contacting your nearest retailer.