BMW M850i xDrive Might Be AWD, Yet It’s Also A Drifting Animal

Before presenting it to the world on June 15, BMW has to make sure that everything works as it’s supposed to on the new 8-Series.

Thus, they took it to the Nurburgring once more, earlier this week, for yet another round of testing. The scooped prototype appears to be in the M850i xDrive flavor, and in between screaming its lungs out while being pushed hard it performed a wonderful powerslide, showing that it’ll be able to entertain its drivers if they so wish.

BMW’s challenger to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, which replaces the old 6-Series as well, is an all-new design. The numerous spy shots have allowed us to make a pretty clear picture of what it will look like, whereas a set of leaked images provided a first glimpse into the cockpit.

Also Read: 2019 BMW 8-Series Coupe And Convertible: Everything You Need To Know

We also know that the M850i xDrive is powered by a new V8 that delivers 530 PS (523 HP / 390 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque to all four wheels via an improved eight-speed automatic transmission.

The official data released by BMW last month do not include a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint time, but it’s been said that it could take less than 4 seconds. That’s actually faster than the current M6 Coupe, which needs 4.2 seconds.

Joining the new 8-Series Coupe will be the Convertible model, and further down the road, a Gran Coupe will join them. The latter was already previewed by the M8 Gran Coupe Concept in Geneva, and will have to take on the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4.

  • LWOAP

    With all these spy shots of the 8 series it makes me wonder if this is going the same route as the Supra where it gets teased for a long time.

    • Belthronding

      upcoming supra has been teasing since 20th century.

      • Honda NSX-R

        Honestly I’d say a next gen 8 Series has been teased since then as well.

        • Belthronding

          damn it

  • This whole drift mode thing is getting out of hands, now even 8 series come with them.

  • Thunderbolt

    This design is getting old, BMW needs to redesign to the 8 series.

    • Shahul Usman

      all BMW’s look the same.. they havent barely changed in 20 years.. not in good way

  • Dennis James

    So no more 6-series ? Looks like way too big to replace the 6. That was my dream car. Hopefully I can still find one in good condition when I can afford a coupe in addition to my 4-door saloon 🙂

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