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2019 (69) BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive 4dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake interventionBluetooth hands free telephone facility with USB audio interface and voice control
BMW ConnectedDrive ProfessionalBMW Display key + standard integrated key
BMW legal emergency callBMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with intelligent personal assistant
BMW Online servicesBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicatorCheck control system
Drive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modesEnhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)Head up Display
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttonsInstrument and upper door panel in walknappa leather
Integral active steeringIntegrated owners handbook
Oil sensor for level and gradePowered tailgate operation
Rear view cameraRun flat indicator
Servotronic systemWifi hotspot preparation

Entertainment

DAB Digital radioFavourite buttons

Exterior Features

Air breather, kidney frame and kidney struts, model designation on side and rear in cerium greyCarbon core
Climate comfort windscreenDynamic brake lights
Electrically adjustable, heated, folding exterior mirrorsExhaust tailpipes with chrome finishers
Follow me home headlight functionFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front apron with spoiler lip on bumperFront electric windows
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assistant
LED rear lightsModel logo on right tailgate
Outer door handle illuminationRain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Thermally insulated windscreenThird brake light featuring LED technology
Welcome lights in interior and door handle areaxDrive designation on right tailgate

Interior Features

2 cup holders in front2 X front 12v power sockets
4 Zone automatic air conditioning50/50 split folding rear seat
Armrests integrated in front door trim, centre console includes storage compartmentDynamic ambient interior lighting
Electric front seat adjustment with driver memoryFrameless interior mirror
Front and rear seat heatingFront entry lights doors
Front reading lightsFront sun visors with ticket holder and illuminated mirror
Lockable glove compartment with lightMicrofilter and active carbon filter
Multi function controls for M leather steering wheelSteering column with adjustable height and length and activation via control on the steering column
Velour floormats 

Packs

M Aerodynamics pack - 8 Series 

Safety

Active front seat headrestsActive protection
Airbags - Driver and front passenger airbag with seat occupancy detection, knee, side and front passenger seat airbag deactivationChild seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting, safety battery terminal clamp and airbagsDSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
Front and rear brake disks with interior ventilationFront three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts, belt force limiter and belt stopper
Rear three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts and belt force limiterSide impact protection
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with electronic engine immobiliserCentre lock switch
Closing system with central lockingComfort access system
Keyless engine start 

Technical

Double wishbone front axleDynamic Damper Control
Eight speed sport automatic transmission with gearshift paddle switchesM Sport differential
Petrol Particulate FilterSport exhaust system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)229Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max265WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min260
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max237WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min235
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max222WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min216
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max437WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min431
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max257WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min255

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC4395Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders8
Cylinders - Bore (mm)89Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine CodeN63B44T3Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves32TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max11.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min11.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min10.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max9.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min9.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max19.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min19.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max11.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min11.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max24.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min24.6WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max27.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min27.4WLTP - MPG - High - Max28.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min29.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Max14.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min14.6WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max25
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min25.2 

General

Badge Engine CC4.4Badge Power530
Coin Descriptioni xDriveCoin SeriesM850
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0749E
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)3.9Engine Power - BHP530
Engine Power - KW390Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT553
Engine Torque - MKG76.5Engine Torque - NM750
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/35 R20
Tyre Size Rear275/30 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleY SPOKE STYLE 728MWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1407Length5074
Wheelbase3023Width1932
Width (including mirrors)2137 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)68Gross Vehicle Weight2600
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)440Max. Loading Weight605
Max. Roof Load75Minimum Kerbweight1995
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

BMW's 8 Series Gran Coupe is both a stylised saloon and a coupe with a little extra versatility. There's nothing quite like it. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

BMW may not have invented the idea of a premium four-door executive coupe but it could certainly be argued that they've perfected it with this car, the 8 Series Gran Coupe. Elegant, beautifully finished and impressively efficient, it's a desirable choice if you need something dynamically luxurious with four seats but have out-grown a full-sized Executive saloon and don't want anything limo-like.

Background

So you want a luxury saloon. The thing is though, you don't want a boring one. One day perhaps, the time might be right for you to get something like a BMW 7 Series, a Mercedes S-Class or an Audi A8. For now though, you'd like something just as smart and luxurious but more individual and dynamic. Something, perhaps, like this, BMW's 8 Series Gran Coupe. This Gran Coupe is a lengthened four-door version of BMW's more conventional two-door 8 Series Coupe and was first announced back in 2012 badged as a '6 Series Gran Coupe' to plug an important gap in the Munich maker's luxury line-up. Buyers who'd out-grown the brand's 5 Series Executive saloon and didn't want to go on into something limo-like were being lost to a new breed of more style-conscious Luxury segment models - cars like Mercedes' CLS-Class, Audi's A7 Sportback and Porsche's Panamera. Targeting these people is still the brief for this four-door 8 Series model. How effectively has it been executed? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

Four 8 Series Gran Coupe engines are on offer, the range kicking off with the 340hp 840i sDrive petrol version we tried, the only one featuring rear wheel drive. The other three variants all feature xDrive 4WD as standard. There's an 840d diesel derivative, which uses the brand's familiar 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel and delivers a maximum output of 320hp, with prodigious peak torque of 680Nm. Above that sit two 'M'-badged variants, with the one most will probably choose being the M850i derivative, which uses a 530hp version of the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 you'll find in the brand's M5 super saloon. An M Sport exhaust delivers a snarly soundtrack, there's 750Nm of torque and 62mph from rest takes just 3.7s. If that's somehow not fast enough, you'll want to talk to your dealer about the even quicker M8 Competition model, which has the same 4.4-litre petrol V8 tuned up to 625hp, in which form it delivers 750Nm of torque. That flagship variant is capable of 62mph from rest in just 3.2s. Across the range, there are the usual 'Driving Experience Control' modes - 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Sport+'. For a more focussed and sporty handling, Integral Active Steering is fitted as standard to reduce the turning circle when manoeuvring. This also increases agility at moderate speeds and optimises poise and assurance when changing lanes and cornering at high speeds. It becomes more direct as the speed builds but allows the driver to manoeuvre at low speeds with minimal steering wheel movement. Optional active roll stabilisation further enhances the handling characteristics. Electric swivel motors on the front and rear axles ensure particularly fast and precise compensation of lateral forces.

Design and Build

The style of this 8 Series Gran Coupe is very similar to that of its Coupe and Convertible showroom stablemates, but it has a wheelbase that's 201mm longer in order to incorporate a couple of extra rear doors. Unlike obvious segment 'Grand Turismo'-style rivals like the Porsche Panamera and the Audi A7 Sportback (but like its closest competitor the Mercedes CLS), this BMW has a traditional notchback boot rather than a hatchback. As in other 8 Series models, the interior is awash with high-precision details and features a driver-centric cockpit and low-set sports seats featuring integral head restraints and trimmed in soft Merino leather. Despite the coupe-style pretensions here, this is a proper four-seater; there's certainly adequate head and legroom in the rear, even for loftier adults. The boot meanwhile (which has a high lip) is big enough for a quartet of adults too, being 440-litres in size (90-litres less than you'd get in a 5 Series saloon if you're wondering). Larger objects like skis can be dealt with by a through-loading hatch. If you need more room, then releasing a pair of neat boot sidewall catches flattens the rear seatbacks, a standard feature that can free up considerably more cargo space.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £70,000 for the 840i sDrive - or around £73,000 for the 840d xDrive. The M850i xDrive is around £98,000. The M8 Competition xDrive model will set you back around £121,000. Across the range, equipment highlights include Merino leather upholstery, a Head-up display, Active Park Distance Control and the BMW 'Live Cockpit Professional' infotainment set-up, which includes a 12.3 inch instrument binnacle display screen and a 10.25-inch centre-dash monitor. Via this, you'll have access to an adaptive nav system, a hard-drive-based multimedia system with 20GB, two USB ports, plus Bluetooth and WiFi interfaces. Plus there's plenty of cutting-edge camera-driven safety kit and autonomous driving tech.The driver assistance systems process camera images as well as data gathered by ultrasonic and radar sensors to monitor the vehicle's surroundings, to warn of potential hazards and to minimise the risk of an accident with corrective braking or steering inputs. The car is equipped as standard with Cruise Control with braking function, as well as Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking, the latest version of which also alerts the driver when a cyclist is detected. Depending on the situation, the system can bring the vehicle to a halt to either avoid a collision or minimise its consequences.

Cost of Ownership

Just because you're spending over £70,000 on a luxury car of this kind, it doesn't mean you'll be paying through the nose to keep it on the road. Even the M850i xDrive with its turbocharged petrol V8 is capable of 24.6mpg (WLTP combined cycle) and CO2 emissions of 226g/km (NEDC). The 840i sDrive enhances that to 33.2mpg and 168g/km. And the 840d xDrive diesel improves that to 39.2mpg and 162g/km. For the M8 Competition xDrive, it's 25.2mpg and 244g/km. Routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. To help plan ahead for the cost of regular work, at point of purchase you'll be offered a 'BMW Service Inclusive' package that lasts for three years and 36,000 miles. With this, after a one-off payment, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that all normal work on the car has been paid for during this period, including items such as oil, spark plugs and filters. On to the warranty package. BMW offers a warranty that lasts for three years, no matter how many miles you complete. You can also insure your car through BMW, though as most 8s will be funded with company money through a lease deal, this brokerage fees are likely to be bundled into that.

Summary

Of all the motivations you might have for spending serious money on a full-sized luxury car, perhaps the most important is the need for it to make you feel special. And that's exactly how you'll feel with one of these in your driveway. It's what sets this executive four-door coupe apart from the kind of BMW 7 Series saloon you could have for much the same sort of money. And it's also what makes this a rarer, more exclusive choice than a rival Mercedes CLS or Audi A7 and a more beautifully resolved design than the only other two really direct alternatives, Porsche's Panamera and Maserati's Quattroporte. True, you do still need to spend plenty on the options list to create the 'ultimate driving machine' the Munich maker's ads promise. Do this though and you'll get yourself a car with dynamic capability no rival can match. So, in summary, is this the best luxury model BMW makes right now? There are some who would say so. And the best four-door premium coupe? Yes, that as well.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
50%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£1507.64
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£84,898
Credit amount£84,649
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£34,644
Total amount payable£105,753.08
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge12.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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