BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive 2dr Auto [Ultimate Pack] Review

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BMW 8 Series 2019 front tracking shot

In 840d form, the 8 Series is in a class of its own: a diesel luxury coupé that’s relatively cheap to run, offers very strong performance and is capable of covering long distances between fill-ups. But the petrol M850i is harder to justify, being less comfortable than the Mercedes-Benz S560 Coupé and less entertaining than the Porsche 911 and Aston Martin DB11.

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Trim: M850i

The M850i adds a sports exhaust system, lightweight 20in wheels and the M Sport differential, for added cornering traction.

Engine: M850i xDrive

The M850i's 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 feels immensely strong, but is impressively refined when you want it to be, imbuing the 8 Series with a sense of duality that entirely befits a continent-crushing GT. And, with the added traction of xDrive four-wheel drive, you can deploy all 523bhp with virtually no drama.

Key information

0-62 MPH3.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 21.6Motorway: 35.8
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating