BMW 8-Series Coupe Configurator Is Now Live

BMW isn’t taking much time between presenting and launching the new 8-Series Coupe.

As a result, we already have the official starting price of the car in Germany and, as of today, one of the first online configurators to play with (with more to follow, of course).

Seen on the brand’s Belgium website, the online configurator allows users to choose between the existing two models. The most affordable one is the 840d xDrive diesel, and the current range topper is the M850i xDrive petrol.

After deciding what their ideal BMW 8-Series Coupe should use for power, web surfers then have to select between several exterior shades and different 20-inch alloy rims.

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Inside, the new flagship Bimmer can be had with the standard Merino leather, or optional BMW Individual trim. This is where users will have to decide between four insert decorations, and finally, they will be taken to the special equipment menu, where things tend to get very expensive, quite fast.

Ticking most options from the list makes the BMW 850i xDrive Coupe cost just a little over €140,000 ($162,207), tax included, in Belgium. That’s some €32,000 ($37,076) more than the base Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, and the price difference alone could get you a new 218i Coupe automatic in the same market.

Or, you could save about €20,000 ($23,172) and choose the BMW M5 instead, which was launched last year. It has a starting price of €121,100 ($140,309) in Belgium, and promises 3.4sec for the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint, aided by the 600PS (592hp / 441kW) twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine.

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  • (⌐■_■)

    *sigh*…. ok.. now can we get a cheaper 6 series coupe??? something that top out around $75k~$80k USD?

    • Victor Ferreira

      Considering you can get a 4 Series to top out around that much… no. As much as I love BMW, they (all German makers, actually) offer typically mediocre out-of-the-box vehicles. They’re only worth having with tons of options, at which point they might not be worth buying.

      But back on the $70k 6 Series coupe… Just wait a year, a bunch of sub-10,000 mile examples will be available for sale for about $20k off MSRP.

      • (⌐■_■)

        price-wise, yes. But is still a 4 series… not a 5 or 6 tier…and 4 series is small.
        1/2/X1/X2
        3/4/X3/X4
        5/6/X5/X6
        7/8/X7/(X8?)
        a tier off is a tier off… can’t justify it with price.

    • Jason Panamera

      Wait for new Z4, it will have pricetag around 60k+, probably.

  • Elmediterraneo

    840d : 6 cylinder diesel 320 PS
    840i : 6 cylinder 385 PS
    845e : 4 cylinder hybrid 390 PS
    M850i : V8 530 PS
    M8 : V8 625 PS

    • lagunas3ca

      Alpina B12

    • Kaisuke971

      I don’t think the 840i will have the 385PS M Performance engine but rather the regular one (340PS), since the 40d is the 320PS version not the 360PS one. Also it’d be too close to the iPerformance « 45e » motorisation if they offer it

  • Bo Hanan

    At $162K the M850i xDrive, should have been an M860i xDrive with the V12 engine.
    This kind of pricing means the M6, uh- err M8 version will have to compete with the Aston Martin DB11 V12 at around $200K. For the money most will get the DB11 because its special.

    • Victor Ferreira

      True, but I suspect their price tag is aimed at competing with the S63 and S65 Coupés. But the M8 wouldn’t be worth it at that point because V12 > all.

    • Kaisuke971

      Everytime someone has to explain this all over again…. This is the german price converted to USD, not the American price. Since the M850i is slightly more expensive than the M5 in Germany, the M850i would be more in the 115-120k range, so the M8 will starts a couple grand under the 503hp DB11 V8 (a 200k car base) but putting better numbers than the DB11 AMR, probably matching the DBS Superleggera in a test

      • Bo Hanan

        You said it. The V8 DB11 will be a better buy than the M8 when it arrives.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Boring AF colour palette.

  • Mr. Crankypants

    Look at photo #12 (rear seat) then Google the image for “The Scream” by impressionist painter Edvard Munch…see the resemblance?

  • Mr. Crankypants

    A Mustang roofline and a rear fascia styled by at least 30 people…some possibly designers. NO

    • ErnieB

      And a ford fusionesque interior..

  • wintergraan

    Without the M-Sport package the 8 series looks like a completely different car. I like this regular version actually a lot more than the car shown in the official photos.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aed1bc9f053b2f6ec929b3c26c8b5522a1f93958c704e78f87227c1b29e702c2.png

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      Yep, two completely different cars. I don’t know why they bothered showing the M850i XDrive first.

      • wintergraan

        Maybe because the M850i is currently the top of the line version. But I think they should have shown both cars 🙂

      • Honda NSX-R

        Because it looks better and more expensive

    • ErnieB

      Yeah it does look nicer

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    I’ll wait until the M8 gets added and the possibly the M8 Gran Coupe then I’ll play around with it.

  • ErnieB

    It does look damn nice in white though

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