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The BMW 8 Series is a stellar grand tourer. It has the best of all of the BMW brand’s virtues, like luxury, performance, and style, wrapped into one car. With three unique body styles and a few different trim levels available, there’s an 8 Series for everyone in the market for a high-end GT luxury car.

There is no cheap BMW 8 Series, but its price range varies for different tastes and budgets. Let’s look at the cost of the BMW 8 Series and what you can expect to pay from an entry-level to a fully loaded model.

How much is the BMW 8 Series?

The base BMW 8 Series 840i starts at $90,800 for the two-door coupe and four-door Gran Coupe body styles. The most affordable convertible variant begins at $100,500. With all three body styles, adding the xDrive AWD system adds $3,000 to the price tag. In the 840i models, power comes from a 3.0-liter turbo inline-six engine rated at 335 horsepower.

The mid-range M850i xDrive models boost the performance of this luxury car and add AWD as standard equipment. These models start at $106,300 for the coupe and Gran Coupe and $116,000 for the convertible. They’re powered by a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine making 523 horsepower. That’s a significant boost in performance compared to the base six-cylinder engine.

Finally, the M8 Competition models represent peak performance in the 8 Series model range. They start at $138,800 for the coupe and Gran Coupe and $148,800 for the convertible. The M8 Competition configurations also use a twin-turbo V8 engine but produce 617 horsepower in the mighty M8.

Also notable is the Alpina B8 Gran Coupe starting at $149,300. The Alpina model is only available with the Gran Coupe body style. This model produces 612 horsepower giving it performance similar to the M8 Competition Gran Coupe.

How much is a fully loaded BMW 8 Series?

Although the Alpine B8 Gran Coupe has the highest starting price in the 8 Series lineup, the M8 Competition Convertible can get more expensive with options. For starters, it has a few costly premium paint options, including Frozen Tanzanite Blue Metallic and Frozen Pure Grey Metallic. The word “Frozen” is very expensive; these paint options cost $5,000.

A full Merino leather interior adds an extra $3,500, but there’s an even pricier option for the seats. The sporty and luxurious M carbon bucket seats cost a whopping $4,500. Another desirable interior option is a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system for an extra $3,400.

The Driving Assistance Professional Package costs $1,800 and adds some excellent driver assistance tech features like adaptive cruise control, active collision avoidance, front cross-traffic warning, and more. For peak style and performance, add the M carbon exterior package ($5,400) and M carbon ceramic brakes ($8,500). There’s also an M Driver’s Package for $2,500 which increases the car’s top speed to 189 mph and includes a day of performance driving school.

Is a maxed-out 8 Series worth it?

If you add all that up, the cost of a fully-loaded BMW M8 Competition Convertible is $180,150. That’s almost double the base price of the BMW 8 Series. Whether it’s worth the cost is debatable, but a loaded BMW 8 Series is worth every penny to the right buyer.

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