Here's an accomplished big GT that's an intoxicating blend of old school and cutting edge with a dash of luxury.Powerful,柔软舒适，采用最新科技，it's also blessed with superb driving dynamics.
Priced from £76,270 to £99,525,虽然加上可选的附加功能，可以轻松达到六位数，这辆8系双门轿车将宝马推出了一个豪华的领域，更与阿斯顿马丁和宾利联系在一起。
In fact,it's only direct rivals are arguably the Mercedes S-Class Coupe and Porsche's Panamera,though that has an extra two doors.
The flagship 850i comes with a twin-turbocharged,4.4升V8汽油发动机，产生523bhp和750牛米的扭矩。
It's no V12 like its ancestor,但速度更快——从0到62英里/小时仅需3.7秒，最高限速为155mph。Fuel economy is 29.1mpg and CO2 emissions are 221g/km.
840D使用3.0升直列六缸柴油，producing 316bhp,which is good for a 0-62mph sprint of 4.9 seconds.It can return up to 46.3mpg and emits 160g/km of CO2.
Both engines are mated to a rear-biased x万博官网Drive 4×4 powertrain and eight-speed automatic gearbox which cleverly works with the sat nav to predict the gear it needs for upcoming corners and junctions.
Designed by Brit John Buckingham,the 8 Series Coupe definitely has kerb appeal.It's low-slung with a roofline flowing elegantly into its muscular rear,while the roof features a subtle "double-bubble".
它标配了LED大灯，是迄今为止宝马车型中最纤细的车灯。while optional BMW Laserlights are also available.
The centrepiece of the cockpit is the 10.25-inch touchscreen which is the nerve centre for BMW's latest i万博官网Drive infotainment system,同时，驾驶员万博官网还可以使用可定制的12.3英寸数字显示屏。
You'll need about a week to get fully up to speed with the tech on board,最初，人们会觉得信息娱乐超载，what with the head-up display,万博官网驾驶员显示屏和中央触摸屏。
自动紧急制动（AEB）adaptive cruise control, Bluetooth,无线局域网，a 20GB multimedia hard 万博官网drive and a wireless charging pad all feature as standard,真皮内饰和切割玻璃选档杆是许多可选的附加功能之一。
Oh,and a special mention for BMW's clever Reversing Assistant which takes over the steering to 万博官网drive your car back along a path recently negotiated forwards – useful on country lanes when you meet another car and have to reverse back.
自然地，the 8 Series Coupe is very comfortable with plenty of space up front.Both seats adjust electrically and have a memory function as standard.然而，礼貌地说，两个后排座椅可供非常小的儿童或非常小的成人使用。
深邃，shallow boot can take a decent 420 litres of luggage and open automatically with either the touch of a button or using a kicking motion under the rear bumper.And if more space is required,the rear seats can fold forward either together or individually.
如果你的默认模式是坐低在车里，you might just be tempted to rack up the seat height just a little to savour that long bonnet.It also helps in town when you're threading your way through traffic.然后只需按下启动按钮，moving the gear shifter to 万博官网drive (the cut-glass knob is a nice touch) and putting pedal to the metal.
我们抽样了入门级规格的840D和850I，以及所有的铃铛和口哨，坦率地说，they're both seriously impressive cars.The petrol version just edges the diesel in terms of power and refinement,但是里面没有太多。
840D有足够的扭矩，但850i的操作更流畅。Both engines sound good too,即使在运动和运动+模式下，他们有点低调。I guess we'll have to wait for the full fat M8 version for a more hardcore experience.
In the meantime the 840d and 850i will do just fine.The ride is on the firm side,but both cars make glorious,refined long distance cruisers.如果你喜欢爆炸，那么，8系列双门轿车也不仅仅是能胜任这项工作。It's more agile than you might think,despite its size (it's just under 5 x 2 metres),partly down to the four-wheel steering.
它完全种植在道路上，具有极好的牵引力，正如你所期望的那样，宝马的xDrive 4×4系统可以将万博官网动力分配给前轮或后轮，depending on how traction can best be maximised.
The eight-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox changes smoothly and quickly,方向盘后面还有换档拨杆。
判决：The hi-tech new BMW 8 Series Coupe is hard to fault.Stunning looks,superb build quality and a classy interior,combined with a comfortable yet dynamic 万博官网drive,all add up to a classic GT which will give Mercedes-Benz,Aston Martin and Bentley serious food for thought.