Only 10 coupes will be destined for the UK
About a month after introducing a one-off 8 Series Coupe that had pieces of actual meteorites on the inside, BMW is revisiting the M850i xDrive Coupe to introduce another special version. The First Edition stands out from all the other variations of the reborn 8er thanks to a brand new Frozen Barcelona Blue metallic paint developed by BMW Individual.
There’s more to this 8 Series Coupe than its fancy paint as BMW has also installed 20-inch lightweight M alloy wheels that have an Y-spoke design and are finished in Jet Black. The high-end grand tourer also has the BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line, which includes an assortment of dark accents for the kidney grille, side window surrounds, and exhaust finishers. At an additional cost, the M850i xDrive Coupe can be ordered with an M-branded carbon fibre package or a carbon roof also from the vast M catalogue.
Gallery: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition
To spruce things up furthermore, the interior also hosts a number of BMW Individual upgrades making this First Edition a little bit more special than the regular 8 Series Coupe. For example, there’s a full leather trim Merino in the Ivory White/Night Blue combination making its debut on this car, while the roof liner is covered in Alcantara with a Night Blue shade. Additional upgrades include the steering wheel covered in the finest M leather, black piano trim accents, and an individually numbered badge denoting the model’s exclusive status.
Rounding off the list of goodies are the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, glass applications on the iDrive controller, volume knob, start/stop button, and the illuminated gearshift lever.
There aren’t any mechanical changes, not that the car needed any upgrades anyway considering the M850i xDrive offers 523 bhp and 553 pound-feet of torque from its twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine. The engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission sending power to both axles to enable the coupe hit 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds en route to an electronically governed 155 mph.
Set to be produced at the BMW Dingolfing plant between April and June this year, the new M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition will be limited to only 400 units worldwide, 10 of which are destined for the UK market from June and priced at £121,995 OTR.
Exclusive position in the front row of the grid: The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition.
BMW presents a special edition model of the new luxury sports car limited worldwide to 400 units – exclusive exterior and interior trim with specific design features by BMW Individual.
Munich. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe is able in a unique way to inspire with its dynamic driving characteristics, whilst at the same time fascinating with luxurious equipment features and a sporty, elegant design. Moreover, maximum exclusiveness is also guaranteed with regard to the individual configuration of the new luxury sports car.
The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition (combined fuel consumption: 9.8 – 9.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 224 – 221 g/km) being launched in the spring of 2019, will provide proof of this. Now, for the first time, the drive and suspension technology of the two-door model, which was developed incorporating motor racing know-how, can now be combined with exclusive BMW Individual exterior and interior equipment features.
The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition will be produced in a limited quantity of 400 at the BMW Dingolfing plant between April and June 2019.
The exterior paint finish, light alloy wheels and interior trim will lend the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition both an individual and expressive character. The fascinating exterior appearance is above all due to the newly developed BMW Individual special paint finish Frozen Barcelona Blue metallic being applied on a BMW model for the very first time. It is combined with the upgraded BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line, which, in addition to the side window surrounds, also includes the BMW kidney grille frame and slats, the air breather applications and tailpipe trims finished in black. The dark accents featured on the special edition model are complemented by 20-inch M light alloy wheels with a Y-spoke design finished in Jet Black. Available optional features also include, inter alia, an M Carbon roof and an M Carbon exterior package.
The exclusive aura inside the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition is also enhanced by specific BMW Individual design features, a fine selection of colours and materials and particularly high-quality equipment. A special feature offered for the edition models is the BMW Individual full leather trim Merino in the novel colour combination Ivory White/Night Blue. The harmoniously matching interior design features also comprise the M leather-covered steering wheel as well as the BMW Individual Alcantara roof liner, each finished in the colour Night Blue. Inside the car, BMW Individual interior trim strips in a Black Piano finish, which are located in the centre of the cockpit, bear the lettering “First Edition 1/400”. Moreover, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System and the Crafted Clarity glass applications on the start/stop button, the iDrive Controller, the volume control and the illuminated gearshift lever complement the luxurious interior ambience.
The expressive personality of the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition is conveyed by its exterior and interior design and goes hand in hand with outstanding performance characteristics. The special edition model is powered by a 390 kW/530 hp, eight-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The high-torque V8 power plant is combined with an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission and transfers engine power effortlessly to the road thanks to intelligent BMW xDrive four-wheel drive technology and a suspension setup that is perfectly tuned to the vehicle concept.