BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive 4dr Auto [Ultimate Pack] Review

Category: Coupé

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
Available colours:
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RRP£118,910
Review

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

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH3.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

24.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

440

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

260

g/km