This article is the nod to treasured eight-cylinders whose time is running out. Find here a selection of the 10 most notable new cars with V8 engines you can buy in 2022.
In the era of EV market expansion and phasing out of conventional internal combustion engines, the few V8-powered models you can still buy seem especially valuable.
V8 engines are fitted in performance-oriented vehicles – trucks, sports cars, and large SUVs, and historically they gained popularity because of excellent horsepower and torque figures. The benefits of a V8 include its flexibility (it can be either compact or large), inherent ability to run smoothly, as well as the balance of power output and torque. Some drivers will likely miss the roar, the pull, and the scent of a good old-fashioned V8.
Well, let’s see what the automotive market offers today to fans of V8s.
2022 BMW M8 Gran Coupe
A 5-seater with a base price of $130,000 is equipped with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 gasoline engine that produces remarkable power (617hp, 533 lb-ft) and acceleration for a vehicle of this size. Its fuel efficiency is 15 mpg city / 21 mpg highway.
2022 BMW M5
A 4-seater comes with a 4.4-liter V8 making up to 627 horsepower. The car’s agility and hardware allow competing on a racetrack, plus it has a fantastic automatic transmission and tenacious all-wheel drive system with a rear-drive mode. The fuel consumption is 15 mpg in the city and 21 mph on the highway. The price starts at $105,495.
2022 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe and Convertible
A 4-seater is the most affordable V8-engined car in 2022. One of its engine options is a 6.2-liter 455-hp V8. The fuel economy figures are 19/29 mpg (city/hwy). The base price is $26,195. The V8-powered Camaro LT1 costs $35,195.
2022 Dodge Challenger
A 5-seater powered by a Hemi V8 (a 5.7-liter 375-hp engine or a 6.4-liter 485-hp one) that consumes 19/30 mpg (city/hwy). Starting at $32,025, the Challenger is the best V8 vehicle at an efficient price.
2022 Ford Mustang
This classic model first made the V8 engine renowned. A 5-seater, both coupe and convertible, has a 5.0-liter V8 under the hood that pairs either a manual gearbox or a 10-speed automatic transmission. The fuel efficiency is 21/29 mpg (city/hwy). The base price is $28,400.
2022 Genesis G90
A 5.0-liter V8 producing 420 hp and 383 lb-ft is optional for the 5-seater sedan, while a 365-hp V6 engine comes as standard. The V8’s fuel efficiency is 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The car is a cheaper alternative to the German rivals (Audi, BMW, and Mercedes). The base price is $76,045.
2022 Jaguar F-Type
In addition to a gorgeous exterior, a unique driving experience and striking dimensions, this 2-seater retro sports car has another highlight – its supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that sounds exciting and delivers between 444-575 hp. The V8 is the only choice for the model today. The fuel economy is 16/24 mpg (city/hwy). The base price is $71,050 – not too high compared to rivals.
2022 Land Rover Defender
The carmaker added a supercharged 5.0-liter 518-hp V8 to the engine range of the 2022 Defender 5-seater. Fuel efficiency is not the strong point of V8 engines, and in the case of the Defender, it is only 17/22 mpg (city/highway). The starting price is $50,050.
2022 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
A high-performance 2022 Mercedes-AMG G63 variant is powered by a 4.0-liter 577-hp twin-turbo V8. The fuel consumption rating is mediocre 17 mpg city and 19 mpg highway, but the G-Wagen 5-seater SUV is loved by so many people not for fuel efficiency. The base price of $160,000 is a reflection of both prestige and the vehicle’s abilities from contemporary comforts to technological amenities.
2022 Porsche Panamera
A 4.0-liter 473-hp twin-turbo V8 engine is one of the options for the sedan whose 4-door design makes the car more practical than the Porsche 911 or 718 2-door vehicles, as it provides a better balanced alternative for families with children and luggage. The fuel efficiency is 18 mpg city, 24 mpg highway. The pricing starts at$89,750.
Source: My Drive Car