It’s been an interesting month when it comes to my test drive schedule with several high-end luxury and performance cars ending up in my driveway. This week is no different as we explore all that’s good about this week’s test drive, namely the 2020 BMW 8-Series. Delivered in convertible dress and featuring a special paint scheme, our 840i turned heads the moment it arrived.
First introduced in 1990 and lasting until the 1999 model year as a coupe only, the 8-Series was BMW’s flagship model in the luxury performance market and available only as a two-door coupe. After being dormant for 20 years, BMW brought back the 8-Series “second generation” in 2018 in coupe, convertible and four-door grand coupe trims. The new 840i is joined by two siblings, the M850i (coupe starts at $111,900) and M8 (convertible starts at $142,500). These latter two are M Sport models and powered by 8-cylinder engines that produce from 523 to 617 horsepower.