If there is one word to describe the new 2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe then is “elegant.” The first four-door coupe with an 8 Series badge on it was just introduced at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto Show, before it heads over to the International Media Launch to be driven by journalists from around the world.
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According to BMW, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is the only car in its segment that is developed from a coupe. Its two major competitors; the Audi A7/S7, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door; are all four-doors from the get-go. While the 8 Series started out life as a sleek, sexy coupe and translated those looks into a four-door body.
The new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe will be launched with a choice of one non-metallic and six metallic exterior paint finishes. Carbon Black metallic and Barcelona Blue metallic will be offered as additional exterior colors for the BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe and in conjunction with the M Sport package. There will be a wide choice of BMW Individual paint finishes and BMW Individual special paint finishes available for the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe at launch or shortly afterwards.
In the US, Standard paint finishes on the new 8 Series Gran Coupe include non-metallic Alpine White and metallic finishes in Carbon Black (when the M Sport package is selected), Black Sapphire (840i and 840i xDrive only), Mineral White, Sonic Speed Blue, Sunset Orange, Bluestone (840i and 840i xDrive only), Blue Ridge Mountain (840i and 840i xDrive only) and Barcelona Blue (840i and 840i xDrive only). Optional Individual paint finishes include Dravit Grey Metallic, Tanzanite Blue II Metallic, Aventurin Red Metallic and Frozen Bluestone Metallic.
The most expensive color you can get is the Frozen Bluestone Metallic which costs $5,000. The other BMW Individual finishes are priced at $1,950 each.
The leather options are also quite extensive with a choice of 15 different upholsteries. The 840i and 840i xDrive Gran Coupes feature standard Vernasca leather in either Black, Ivory White or Cognac. Optional on these two models and standard on the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe is Individual Extended Merino Leather in Black Ivory White, Cognac and two-tone Night Blue/Black, Tartufo/Black and Fiona Red/Black. BMW Individual Full Merino leather is optional on all three Gran Coupe models and includes Black, Cognac, Ivory White, Ivory White/Night Blue, Ivory White/Tartufo, Night Blue/Black, Tartufo/Black and Fiona Red/Black.
But one of the most expensive colors in the world came to the 2019 IAA. The 2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe in Pure Metal Silver shines at the BMW stand. The multi-layered and deep-gloss silver finish is associated with a price tag of 8,800 euros, which makes it one of the most expensive paint jobs one could get.
Clearly, thanks to the Pure Metal Silver, the shapes of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe are even more pronounced, giving the four-door coupe a sportier and more luxurious look.
Prices start at $84,900 for the new 2020 840i Gran Coupe, $87,800 for the 840i xDrive Gran Coupe and $108,900 for the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe. Pricing does not include $995 Destination.