New BMW M850i xDrive Starts at $111,900
BMW’s 2019 flagship xDrive coupe features more than 500 horsepower, all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.
If you’ve been patiently awaiting the return of the BMW 8 Series (and we mean patiently in the strongest sense of the word because it’s been 20 years), we have good news. You’re one step closer to it because BMW released official pricing for the all-new 2019 model.
The price of entry into BMW’s 8 Series range is $111,900. That buys access to the BMW M850i xDrive. As its name implies, it has some M performance DNA as well as a V8 and BMW’s all-wheel drive system. The standard M touches include an Adaptive M Suspension with Active-Roll Stabilization and M Sport Brakes. For the first time ever on a non-M model, BMW will offer an optional carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof, as well as a Carbon Package with CFRP air intake bars, mirror caps, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser insert.
The M850i also comes standard with LED headlights, which feature BMW LaserLight tech. Inside, there’s BMW Individual Merino Leather, 16 speakers of Harman Kardon audio, 12.3- and 10.25-inch digital displays, and navigation. No new BMW would be complete without the latest generation of iDrive, so look for that in the new 8’s cockpit, too.
The Driving Assistant Professional, a 1,400-watt Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound system, and Glass Controls for the shifter, iDrive controller, start/stop button, and volume knob are available as optional extras.
Under the hood, the 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 is equipped with a stronger aluminum block, reinforced pistons, a pair of twin-scroll turbos, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control, and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. Output is 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque; that’s routed through an eight-speed automatic, xDrive, four-wheel steering, and an electronic M Sport rear differential. Flat out, the M850i can hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
Now here’s the bad news: The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive won’t show up in dealerships until December 8th.