BMW 8 Series Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on BMW 8 Series clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 120 mm (4.7 in)
    • Offroad abilities: poor
    • Ride height per person: 30 mm (1.2 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 88 — 100 mm (3.5 — 3.9 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: high
    • Clearance to tire height: 120 mm / 102 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 120 mm / 474 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 132 mm
    • Difference with world average: -41 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • M850i — 4.2 hp/mm
  • 840d — 2.7 hp/mm
  • 840i — 2.9 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • M850i — 6 Nm/mm
  • 840d — 5.8 Nm/mm
  • 840i — 4.2 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • M850i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 840d — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    M850i 125 mm
    (4.9 in)
    28 mm/L 92 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -29% 9.3
    840d 118 mm
    (4.6 in)
    39 mm/L 85 mm
    (3.3 in)
    -36% 8.8
    840i 118 mm
    (4.6 in)
    39 mm/L 85 mm
    (3.3 in)
    -36% 8.8
    Vehicle M850i
    Clearance 125 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 28 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 92 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -29%
    Ride height to car height 9.3%
    Vehicle 840d
    Clearance 118 mm (4.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 39 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 85 mm (3.3 in)
    Difference from world average -36%
    Ride height to car height 8.8%
    Vehicle 840i
    Clearance 118 mm (4.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 39 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 85 mm (3.3 in)
    Difference from world average -36%
    Ride height to car height 8.8%

    Quick notes on BMW 8 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 123 mm (4.8 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 30.8 mm (1.2 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 91 — 103 mm (3.6 — 4.1 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 123 mm / 102 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 123 mm / 474 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 135 mm
      • Difference with world average: -38 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 840d — 2.6 hp/mm
  • M850i — 4.1 hp/mm
  • 840i — 2.8 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 840d — 5.6 Nm/mm
  • M850i — 5.9 Nm/mm
  • 840i — 4.1 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 840d — 21 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • M850i — 13 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    840d 121 mm
    (4.8 in)
    40 mm/L 88 mm
    (3.5 in)
    -33% 9
    M850i 128 mm
    (5 in)
    29 mm/L 95 mm
    (3.7 in)
    -26% 9.5
    840i 121 mm
    (4.8 in)
    40 mm/L 88 mm
    (3.5 in)
    -33% 9
    Vehicle 840d
    Clearance 121 mm (4.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 40 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 88 mm (3.5 in)
    Difference from world average -33%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle M850i
    Clearance 128 mm (5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 29 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 95 mm (3.7 in)
    Difference from world average -26%
    Ride height to car height 9.5%
    Vehicle 840i
    Clearance 121 mm (4.8 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 40 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 88 mm (3.5 in)
    Difference from world average -33%
    Ride height to car height 9%

    Quick notes on BMW 8 Series clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 140 mm (5.5 in)
      • Offroad abilities: below average
      • Ride height per person: 35 mm (1.4 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 108 — 120 mm (4.3 — 4.7 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: quite high
      • Clearance to tire height: 140 mm / 118 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 140 mm / 406 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 152 mm
      • Difference with world average: -21 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 4 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 850i — 2.1 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 850i — 3.2 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 850i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    850i 140 mm
    (5.5 in)
    28 mm/L 107 mm
    (4.2 in)
    -15% 10.4
    Vehicle 850i
    Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 28 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 107 mm (4.2 in)
    Difference from world average -15%
    Ride height to car height 10.4%