It’s hard to believe that the BMW 8 Series is now in the middle of its life cycle as the German automaker has decided it’s time to give it a facelift. The 2023 BMW 8 Series comes with a host of very minor aesthetic and tech upgrades, though you’d be having a hard time looking for what’s new with how it looks.
The 2023 BMW 8 Series retains the same bumper and headlights as before. What’s new is the vent design for the lower air intakes, while the grille is now illuminated as standard. There are LED accent lights on the double bridge kidney bars, creating a “waterfall illumination” as BMW calls it. The rest of the body remains unchanged, however, though BMW added a selection of new colors and wheels. For the 2023 update, the M Sport package is now standard even on the 840i and 840d.
Likewise, changes to the interior are very minor. Apart from a new selection of interior trim choices and colors, the iDrive 7 infotainment system now comes with a bigger 12.3-inch screen that’s similar to the facelifted 5 Series, which is an upgrade over its predecessor’s 10.25-inch screen.
Engine choices for the 2023 BMW 8 Series remain unchanged for this year. The 840i and 840d feature a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 gasoline and diesel engine, respectively. Both produce 335 horsepower, but the torque figure of both engines differ at 500 Nm for the former and 680 Nm for the latter.
The top-of-the-range engine choice that isn’t the M8 remains to be the M850i, which is powered by a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 gasoline engine, producing 523 hp and 750 Nm of torque. An 8-speed automatic comes as standard on all engines, while xDrive all-wheel drive is offered as an option in the 840i and as standard for the rest of the range.
The 2023 BMW 8 Series will begin production this March. The 8 Series is sold in the Philippines via indent order, and you can most likely order one yourself at your local BMW dealer real soon.