2021 BMW 8-Series vs. Its Competition

2021 BMW 8-Series
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

In the 8-Series, BMW has a rival for various different Mercedes-Benz models.

Coupes and convertibles are worth shopping against their S-Class counterparts while the Gran Coupe is in a similar vein to the AMG GT.

If four-door utility isn’t important, consider the refined Lexus LC, the (somewhat) eco-friendly Acura NSX, and, of course, the venerable Porsche 911.

All boast some form of grand touring style matched by a version of the 8-Series

2021 BMW 8-Series2021 BMW 8-Series
#6 in Coupes
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2021 Lexus LC Convertible2021 Lexus LC
#11 in Coupes
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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 43 4-Door Coupe2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
#3 in Coupes
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2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S2021 Porsche 911
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2020 Acura NSX2020 Acura NSX
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2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz S Class
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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2021 BMW 8-Series is a gorgeous statement piece that strikes an enviable balance between performance and usability.
6.8
The 2021 Lexus LC turns every driveway into a fashion runway.
7.2
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-Door Coupe is a worthy rival for the best performance sedans on the market.
7.2
The 2021 Porsche 911 bristles with pavement-conquering confidence, and brims with tech and luxe touches.
7.0
If you want a supercar that looks the part and drives the part but aren't smitten with the usual suspects in this class, the NSX is your kind of machine.
7.8
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the benchmark for large luxury sedans.
MSRP From     
$85,000$93,050$89,900$99,200$157,500$94,250
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact CarsTwo SeatersLarge Cars
Style Name     
840i Gran CoupeLC 500 CoupeAMG GT 43 4-Door CoupeCarrera CoupeCoupeS 450 Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
544425
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanCoupeHatchbackCoupeCoupeSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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