Transmission8-Speed Automatic w/OD
Body Style2dr Car
For its first year on the market, the BMW 8-Series is only available in one trim level dubbed the M850i xDrive. At its heart is a 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 engine making 523 hp. That power is sent to all-four wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The result is startling and immediate acceleration when called upon. BMW is conservatively claiming a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds, putting the car in the same league as many supercars when it comes to acceleration and performance. And of course, with all-wheel drive, acceleration comes in all weather conditions, pleasant or otherwise. With only one trim level and a base price above $100,000, the 8-Series has a bevy of standard features. Included are 20-inch wheels, power-folding, heated side mirrors, 20-way powered multifunction front seats, Marino leather upholstery with Nappa leather finish around the dashboard, and an anthracite headliner. The stereo is a 600-watt Harman/Kardon surround sound system with 16-speakers including two subwoofers. SiriusXM radio is included for a year as is HD radio with multicast FM station reception. The infotainment system is also top notch, featuring a 10" central information display that can be operated by BMW's iDrive system, via the touchscreen, or simply by voice commands. A heads-up display is also standard along with two USB ports, 20GB of media storage and a navigation system. Other electronic goodies include dynamic cruise control, a rearview camera, a power operated trunk lid, automatic climate control, up to 11 predefined selectable interior light designs, rain-sensing wipers, 3-stage heated front seats, a wireless phone charger, a built-in wi-fi hotspot and soft-close automatic door operation.