Video: 2019 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Takes on the Green Hell in Camo

8-Series, Videos | August 17th, 2018 by 6
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We’re still pretty far away from the official unveiling of the second model in the new 8 Series range and we can’t wait to see …

We’re still pretty far away from the official unveiling of the second model in the new 8 Series range and we can’t wait to see the new Gran Coupe out in all its glory. If the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Concept is anything to go by, we’re in for a real treat. The video below shows what seems to be a BMW M850i Gran Coupe in full camo being tested on the Nurburgring, BMW’s traditional proving grounds.

The car was spotted earlier this week on the Green Hell and it seems like it’s being properly tested. And it should definitely go through the most extensive testing procedure as I have a hunch this will be the best selling model in the 8 Series range. It’s also supposed to be a worthy successor to the 6 Series Gran Coupe, a fan favorite, especially in M6 guise. The looks, the way the car drives and the bespoke interior make the M6 Gran Coupe a possible future classic.

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The M8 Gran Coupe is also scheduled for production but we’re still at least one year away from seeing it in the metal. After the M8 Coupe shows its head in the world, the Gran Coupe and Convertible models will follow and, once we find out what engine/transmission combo will be used by the Coupe we’ll also know what will be animating the other two. At the moment, it seems like the same 600 HP S63 engine from the M5 will be used, even though BMW officials hinted at a possibly more powerful setup.

That’s highly unlikely but let’s just keep our fingers crossed in the meantime. The transmission will most likely also be borrowed from the M5, making the M8 an all-wheel drive ordeal but that’s alright with us, considering you can switch it to pure RWD mode and have tons of fun with it. Furthermore, the 0-62 mph sprint time might even undercut the numbers claimed by the M5, possibly making the M8 the fastest BMW ever made.

6 responses to “Video: 2019 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Takes on the Green Hell in Camo”

  1. Arunabh says:

    Since the news about G20 is out not many are paying attention to news about 8 series…

    Is it the aura of 3 series or is it pointing towards lack of fascination for the 8 series? Even Z4 has garnered quite a bit of attention.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      The 8 Series news resume in October, stay tuned.

      • Arunabh says:

        Looking forward to the coverage. Thanks Horatiu :)

      • IbizaBMW says:

        Such as the M850 convertible and gran coupe?

      • disqus_gMkqrHMwOa says:

        Why would a limited production expensive halo flagship coupe garner the same attention as the replacement for BMW’s volume sedan? Rhetorical question, obviously it wouldn’t. That the production vehicle is still in camo. indicates rollout is still happening & since G20 has not been unveiled, news is not out. We need to see a production vehicle first, ditto GC & Z4. Until we see them it’s not news, it’s speculation & conjecture. Bring ’em on!

    • Kaisuke971 says:

      It’s because this is just a four door version of the 8 we’ve already seen, while not only is the 3 Series arguably BWM’s most iconic model but we’ve also not seen much of its new iteration. As for the Z4, it’s the concept that has built the hype

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