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2019 (19) BMW 8 Series M850i xDrive 2dr 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 interventionApple CarPlay preparation
BMW ConnectedDrive ProfessionalBMW display key
BMW legal emergency callBMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with intelligent personal assistant, voice control, gesture control
BMW Online servicesBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck control system
Condition based serviceDrive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modes
Enhanced bluetooth with wireless chargingHead up Display
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttonsInstrument and upper door panel in walknappa leather
Integral active steeringIntegrated owner's handbook
Oil sensor for level and gradeOn board computer
Outside temperature displayPowered tailgate operation
Rear view cameraRun flat indicator
Service interval indicatorServotronic system
Speed limiting functionVoice control system
Wifi hotspot preparation 


DAB Digital radioFavourite buttons
USB/audio interface 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersCerium grey air breather
Cerium grey exterior mirror capsCerium grey kidney grille
Chrome 'M' logo designation on front side panelChrome exhaust tailpipes
Climate comfort windscreenDynamic brake lights
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric front windows/one touch facility
Follow me home headlight functionFront apron with spoiler lip on bumper
Front lip spoilerHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantIlluminated door handles
LED rear lightsLED third brake light
M aerodynamic body kitM Sport exhaust system
Model designation on rearModel logo on right tailgate
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activationSatinised aluminium kidney struts
Thermally insulated windscreenWelcome lights in interior and door handle area
xDrive designation on left tailgate 

Interior Features

2 X front 12v power sockets50/50 split folding rear seat
Ambient interior lightingAutomatic air conditioning with 2-zone control
Door sill finishers with illuminated M designationElectric front seats + driver memory
Entry lights on doorsFrameless interior mirror
Front cupholders x 2Front reading lights
Front seat heatingHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated gloveboxLockable glove compartment with light
M leather steering wheelM Pedals
Microfilter and active carbon filterMulti-function controls for steering wheel
Multifunctional sport seats for driver and front passengerStorage compartment in rear centre console
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors and ticket pocketVelour floormats


ABS/EBDActive front headrests
Active protectionCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seatsCrash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver and front passenger knee airbagDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbagsDriver/passenger seat occupancy sensor
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlDynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
Front and rear brake disks with interior ventilationFront and rear head airbags
Fuel supply cut offHill start assist
M Sport braking systemPassenger airbag deactivation system
Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbeltsPyrotechnically pre-tensioned rear seatbelts
Seat belt force limiterSide impact protection
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 


Centre lock switchComfort access system
Engine immobiliserKeyless Start
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarmVehicle key with M specific designation


Double wishbone front axleDynamic Damper Control
M Sport differentialPetrol Particulate Filter
Sport automatic transmission
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)224NOx0.015
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max245
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min238WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max221
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min215WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max208
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min202WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max392
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min382WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max245
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min238 

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 Combined (mpg)28.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)35.8EC Urban (mpg)21.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max10.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min10.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max9.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max9.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min8.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max17.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min16.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max10.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min10.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max26.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min26.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max29.1WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min29.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max31WLTP - MPG - High - Min31.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max16.4WLTP - MPG - Low - Min16.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max26.2WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min26.9


Badge Engine CC4.4Badge Power530
Coin Descriptioni xDriveCoin SeriesM850
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage15500
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)3.7Engine 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 


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

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2137 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)68Gross Vehicle Weight2395
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)420Max. Loading Weight505
Max. Roof Load75Minimum Kerbweight1890
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.9
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 Coupe

BMW looks strong in the large luxury coupe market with this sleekly-styled 8 Series model. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

What should a top luxury sports coupe be? Sharp and driver-orientated like a Porsche 911? Or a luxurious Grand Tourer like the Mercedes S-Class Coupe? If you can't decide, this BMW 8 Series Coupe might offer the perfect solution.


This car revives an 8 Series nameplate last seen between 1989 and 1999, but sidelined since as BMW has experimented with other approaches into the luxury coupe market. One was the electrified i8, the other the four-door 6 Series Gran Coupe. The Munich maker insists that this 8 Series isn't a Gran Coupe replacement, nor is it merely a stylised two-door version of the 7 Series saloon, even though it's built alongside that car at the company's Dingolfing German plant. The manufacturer points out that '8' has always been a model badge given to its special projects. The i8 was one; the Z8 sports roadster of 2000 was another. With this 8 Series Coupe, development was conducted in parallel with the M8 GTE endurance racing car, which suggests a dynamic focus never previously seen in a top BMW coupe model.

Driving Experience

The range kicks off with the 340hp rear-driven 840i sDrive version but most 8 Series Coupe buyers choose between the two mainstream xDrive variants, both of which feature xDrive 4WD as standard. The enthusiasts' choice will be the M850i variant, which uses much the same 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V8 you'll find in the brand's M5 super saloon but here tuned to 530hp. An M Sport exhaust delivers a snarly soundtrack and there are the usual 'Driving Experience Control' modes - 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Sport+'. There's 750Nm of torque and 62mph from rest takes just 3.7s. If that's not fast enough, you'll want to talk to your dealer about the even quicker M8 Competition model which puts out 625hp. The alternative option is the 840d xDrive diesel variant, which uses the brand's familiar 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. It delivers a maximum output of 320hp and peak torque of 680Nm. 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 low-slung 8 Series Coupe design has an elongated silhouette with a slim window graphic and a roofline flowing elegantly into the powerfully shaped rear with distinctive 'double-bubble' contours. LED headlights are standard - the slimmest lamps of any BMW model to date. Both light tubes are used to generate the daytime driving lights as well as the low and high beam, thereby creating a signature brand look at all times. The side view is dominated by dramatic surfaces. Whilst they curve inwards on the far side of the front wheels, they bulge outwards again in a real display of power above the rear wheels. The glass area tapers at the rear, accentuating the muscular shoulder line, while the side window graphic terminates in a very tightly-angled version of the famous Hofmeister kink. 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. There's space for a couple of small children in the rear and the backrest sections can be folded down either individually or together in order to further increase the load capacity of the 420-litre luggage compartment.

Market and Model

8 Series Coupe pricing starts at around £72,000 for the 840i sDrive, rising to around just over £76,000 for the 840d xDrive. You'll need a fraction over £100,000 for the desirable M850i xDrive variant. And around £124,000 for the M8 Competition Coupe. Equipment highlights across the range 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 your luxury coupe, it doesn't mean you'll be paying through the nose to keep it on the road. Even the M850i with its turbocharged petrol V8 is capable of up to 25.2mpg (WLTP) and combined CO2 emissions of up to 224g/km (NEDC). The 840d diesel improves that to 40.4mpg and 160g/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.


We can see this 8 Series model carving out a useful niche for itself. M5-style drive dynamics and 7 Series saloon luxury is a combination likely to appeal to quite a few boardroom-level buyers. Of course, you'll never get the trackday-style feel of a 911, but potential buyers are unlikely to want that. And the greater practicality, technology and safety of this '8' will for them be ample compensation. Plus it makes a particularly striking aesthetic statement. Which you'll want if this car is to properly reward you for a lifetime's endeavour. It should elegantly be able to do just that.


* 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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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£1192.84
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£69,898
Credit amount£69,649
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£31,173
Total amount payable£87,486.48
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge23.72p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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