2023 BMW 8-Series and M8 Gain Illuminated Grille and Fresh Colors

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  • BMW has given the 8-series and M8 a refresh for 2023, with an updated grille that now comes illuminated as standard.

  • New colors are available across the lineup, and all 8-series and M8 models have a 12.3-inch center screen, up from 10.3 inches.

  • The M8 can now be optioned with M Carbon bucket seats and adds a new interior color scheme of black and Sakhir Orange.

After laying dormant since the 1999, BMW revived the 8-series nameplate in 2019 for a dashing coupe, convertible, and four-door “Gran Coupe” to sit atop the lineup. Now BMW has revealed a minor refresh for the 2023 8-series, with design updates to the front end, new colors, a few interior upgrades.

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The major change to the 8-series’ exterior is a standard illuminated grille, which also features wider slats. Two new 20-inch wheel designs are available and five new colors are offered: Skyscraper Grey, San Remo Green, Portimao Blue, BMW Individual Frozen Tanzanite Blue, and Frozen Pure Grey.

The M850i xDrive models gain the aerodynamic sideview mirrors from the M8 and now sports an M badge in the grille. A new optional M Sport Package Professional for the coupe adds dark M Shadowline trim to the grille and headlights, as well as black brake calipers and a black rear spoiler.

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On the M8, which is now available only in 617-hp Competition form, those M Shadowline accents in the headlights come as standard. The M8 is also available with five new colors, but instead of Portimao Blue and San Remo Green it adds Brooklyn Grey and Isle of Man Green. Inside, the M8 can be specced with M Carbon bucket seats (first seen on the M3 and M4), which are heated and electronically adjustable, with a light-up M8 badge in the headrest and a memory function for the driver’s chair. The Merino leather and Alcanatara interior can also be had in a new black and Sakhir Orange color combo.

All 8-series models, including the M8, get a new center infotainment display that grows from 10.25 to 12.3 inches. The M850i xDrive and M8 can also be had with the old-school BMW Motorsport logo in place of the standard BMW badge to honor the 50th anniversary of BMW M. BMW has also announced a special 8 X Jeff Koons edition, which will feature a vivid paint scheme consisting of eleven colors crafted by the American artist. It will be revealed February 17.

The base price for the 840i is unchanged for 2023, but BMW has yet to reveal pricing for the rest of the lineup. Production of the 2023 8-series and M8 begins in March.

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