Who Needs A BMW M8 When You Have G-Power’s M850i

G-Power has just unveiled its modified BMW M850i and while it’s no M8, it does have the specs fitting of a car with the M badge.

Normally, the BMW M850i pumps out 523 hp and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque from its 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. For most people, that’s more than enough grunt. For G-Power, it’s comes short.

The famous German tuning company has outfitted the BMW with new performance engine software and fitted a set of stainless steel downpipes with 200-cell sport catalytic converters.

The car now pumps out 661 hp and 656 lb-ft (890 Nm) of torque and can, therefore, accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a rapid 3.1 seconds and reach an approximate top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h). In all likelihood, the horsepower, torque, and acceleration numbers of G-Power’s M850i will put the car one step ahead of both the upcoming BMW M8 and M8 Competition.

Unlike the upcoming M8 and M8 Competition, however, the M850i doesn’t enjoy any mechanical upgrades other than those previously mentioned. That means its chassis, suspension, and braking components are all identical to standard M850i models. We’ll have to wait and see what chassis changes will be applied to the impending M models.

G-Power has priced the new engine software at $2831 while the new downpipes and catalytic converters cost $4742. Customers wanting to unlock the vehicle’s full top speed potential need to hand over an additional $500 to have the limiter removed.

The only visual alteration offered by G-Power for the M850i are a set of unique 21-inch wheels. Measuring 9 inches wide at the front and 10.5 inches at the rear, they are priced at $8,577.

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  • ErnieB

    The GT500 looks better though and faster ..

  • SteersUright

    German Mustang GT500.
    Except I’d rather have the Mustang and the savings. Does anyone actually like this new BMW coupe? It looks so dated already. The Gran Coupe version is much, much more impressive.

    • MultiKdizzle

      The Gran Coupe??

      You mean the concept? In that case the concept 8 Series coupe was even more impressive.

  • klowik

    I would have been mistaken this is the latest 8 series if you didn’t tell me.

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