Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
3 minute read
21 Oct 2020
8:12 am

BMW 840d: Unassuming, but this 8 is still great

Jaco Van Der Merwe

Don’t scoff at this ride because there is no M in its title.

The 8 Series does make a statement. Note: European-spec model pictured

When BMW reintroduced the 8 Series locally last year, the German carmaker went straight for the jugular by showcasing the impressive M850i Gran Coupe, the range’s flagship at the time. The M850i Gran Coupe was flanked by two siblings in the form of the Convertible and Coupe, while the big daddy in the shape of the M8 Competition joined the testosterone fest this year. But somewhere in this plethora of M models, poor man’s 8 Series models also found their way into our market, not that a description like that is entirely accurate in a line-up which starts just north...