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.
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.