BMW 8 Series | M850i xDrive 2dr Auto

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£1,244.95Per month inc VAT
£11,204.57inc VAT
£1,037.46Per month ex VAT
£9,337.14ex VAT

Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£11,204.57 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£9,337.14 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months



Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Alloy Wheels
20" Alloy Wheels
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Air Con
Air Con

Standard Options

  • Climate comfort windscreen
  • Electric front windows/one touch facility
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Thermally insulated windscreen
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
  • Front and rear brake disks with interior ventilation
  • Hill start assist
  • M Sport braking system
  • Velour floormats
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Double wishbone front axle
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Apple CarPlay preparation
  • BMW ConnectedDrive Professional
  • Enhanced bluetooth with wireless charging
  • Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
  • Cruise control with brake function
  • Drive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modes
  • Integral active steering
  • Parking assistant with active park distance control
  • Rear view camera
  • Servotronic system
  • Speed limiting function
  • BMW display key
  • Powered tailgate operation
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with intelligent personal assistant, voice control, gesture control
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • Check control system
  • Condition based service
  • Head up Display
  • iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttons
  • Instrument and upper door panel in walknappa leather
  • Integrated owner's handbook
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • On board computer
  • Outside temperature display
  • Run flat indicator
  • Service interval indicator
  • Wifi hotspot preparation
  • Cerium grey exterior mirror caps
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Stainless steel interior trim
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Bluetooth Hands free facility with USB audio interface and Voice Control
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Favourite buttons
  • Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system
  • USB/audio interface
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Cerium grey air breather
  • Cerium grey kidney grille
  • Chrome 'M' logo designation on front side panel
  • Chrome exhaust tailpipes
  • Front apron with spoiler lip on bumper
  • Front lip spoiler
  • High gloss shadow line
  • Illuminated door handles
  • M aerodynamic body kit
  • M rear spoiler
  • M Sport exhaust system
  • Metallic paint
  • Model designation on rear
  • Model logo on right tailgate
  • Satinised aluminium kidney struts
  • xDrive designation on left tailgate
  • BMW icon adaptive LED headlights
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Follow me home headlight function
  • High beam assistant
  • LED rear lights
  • LED third brake light
  • Welcome lights in interior and door handle area
  • Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone control
  • Microfilter and active carbon filter
  • 2 X front 12v power sockets
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Door sill finishers with illuminated M designation
  • Extended Merino leather upholstery
  • Frameless interior mirror
  • Front armrest integrated in door trim with centre console includes storage compartment
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Lockable glove compartment with light
  • M leather steering wheel
  • M Pedals
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Entry lights on doors
  • Front reading lights
  • Connected professional pack - 8 Series
  • Active front headrests
  • Active protection
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
  • Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting unlocks doors
  • Driver and front passenger knee airbag
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Driver/front passenger side airbags
  • Driver/passenger seat occupancy sensor
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Fuel supply cut off
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned front seatbelts
  • Pyrotechnically pre-tensioned rear seatbelts
  • Seat belt force limiter
  • Side impact protection
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • 50/50 split folding rear seat
  • Electric front seats driver memory
  • Front seat heating
  • Heated rear seats
  • Multifunctional sport seats for driver and front passenger
  • Centre lock switch
  • Comfort access system
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Keyless Start
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
  • Vehicle key with M specific designation
  • M Sport differential
  • Sport automatic transmission
  • Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
  • 20" Y spoke M light alloy wheels with mixed performance tyres in bicolour cerium grey - style 728M
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Options

  • CO2: 227
  • HC: 50E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • NOx: 0.015
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 89
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 4395
  • Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 8
  • Engine Codes: N63B44T3
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TWIN TURBO
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 32
  • Stroke: 88.3
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 28.8
  • EC Extra Urban: 35.8
  • EC Urban: 21.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 19.0
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 19.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 11.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 11.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 9.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 9.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 10.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 10.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 11.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 11.4
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: i xDrive
  • Coin Series: M850
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 530
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 4.4
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 3.7
  • BHP: 530
  • Engine Power KW: 390
  • Engine Power RPM: 5500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 553
  • Engine Torque MKG: 76.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 750
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1800
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 245/35 R20
  • Tyre Size Rear: 275/30 R20
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: Y SPOKE STYLE 728M
  • Wheel Type: 20" ALLOY
  • Height: 1346
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4851
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.9
  • Wheelbase: 2822
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1902
  • Width (including mirrors): 2137
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 420
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 68
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2395
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1890
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 505


BMW 8 Series 8 WORTH THE WAIT (74/100)

BMW enters 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 has been 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

To begin with, two 8 Series Coupe engines are on offer, both with xDrive 4WD as standard. The enthusiasts' initial 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 model that BMW has planned. 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 just over £76,000 for the 840d xDrive, rising to just under £100,000 for the desirable M850i xDrive variant. 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 £75,000 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 29.1mpg and combined CO2 emissions of 221g/km. The 840d diesel improves that to 46.3mpg 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.

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Initial Rental: £9,337.14 ex. VAT