10 Dec 2018

BMW 8-Series pricing confirmed

Coupe and convertible M850i lead the return of BMW's 8-Series
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BMW has announced official pricing and specifications for its new 8-Series coupe and convertible.

The German car maker will officially unveil the M850i M Performance models to the public today after a private viewing for the media was held last week in Sydney.

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It’s the first time customers can see the new M850i in the metal before they hit Aussie showrooms.

Officially on-sale now with first deliveries due in early next year, both models are powered by a ferocious 390kW/750Nm 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine and paired to BMW’s eight-speed automatic transmission, with the coupe able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds (the heavier convertible is 0.2 seconds slower).

More eye-watering than its performance, for some, may be its price tag. The BMW 8-Series coupe is set to be priced from $272,900 before on-road costs, while the convertible comes in at $281,900 plus on-road costs.

Three new colour options will be available, including a gloss primer grey with gold metallic flakes as seen on the convertible model on display to the media.

A range of equipment comes standard with the M850i coupe and convertible, including 20-inch M light alloy wheels, M Sport brakes, adaptive dampers, wireless smartphone charging, soft close doors, heated seats, centre armrest and steering wheel, BMW’s Driving Assistant Professional and BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional which includes a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, heads-up display, gesture control and a 10.2-inch control display.

Both models also come standard with BMW’s Laserlight headlights, which are able to see 500 metres down the road, and active anti-roll stabilisation with integral active steering.

The 8-Series coupe gets an M rear spoiler and M Carbon roof to reduce vehicle weight and lower its centre of gravity, while the convertible comes with a black soft top roof that can open and close in 15 seconds up to a speed of 50km/h.

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