BMW M850i

BMW M850i

HWM (Singapore) - - CONTENTS - By Kenny Yeo

The last time BMW had an 8 Series car, Messi was still a tod­dler, For­mula One was still run­ning mas­sive V12s, and the world was still danc­ing to the Macarena. That was a long time ago. Now, how­ever, the 8 Series is back and it will form BMW’s range of ag­ship coupes.

The new 8 Series is a head turner. Up front, the sig­na­ture kid­ney grille is en­larged and an­gu­lar, and large air in­takes hint at the car’s per­for­mance. BMW tried to keep the de­sign of the new 8 Series as close as pos­si­ble to that of the Con­cept 8 Series and they have suc­ceeded.

Ac­cord­ing to BMW, the num­ber 8 is only re­served for the very best - case in point the old Z8 and the cur­rent i8. So it is only tting that the new 8 Series is tted with the nest that BMW has to o er. The M850i is pow­ered by 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that pro­duces a beefy 523hp and 750nm of torque. Mated to an eight-speed auto and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive sys­tem, the M850i can gal­lop from a stand­still to 100km/h in just 3.7 se­conds.

The new BMW M850i will go on sale later this year and will go head to head against the likes of the Porsche 911, Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, and As­ton Martin DB11.

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