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2019 BMW 8-series
Select a Different Model (2 Available): M850i xDrive Convertible
Fair Market Price $ 130781
MPG (EPA) 17 CTY /26 HWY
Horsepower 523@5500
Torque 553@1800
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2019 BMW 8 Series MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Punchy engine
  • Agile handling
  • Firm but not punishing ride

You Won't Like

  • Grabby brakes
  • Not all active safety features come standard

New for 2019

The 2019 BMW 8 Series marks the return of a storied nameplate that's been gone since 1990s. The full 8 Series lineup competes with S-Class variants, whereas the outgoing 6 Series was more of an E-Class competitor.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 BMW 8 Series is the range-topping sports car of the German automaker's lineup, slotting above the smaller 4 Series.

The M850i xDrive model comes with full LED headlights, Merino leather upholstery, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, adaptive suspension and dampers, active steering, M performance brakes, a head-up display, automatic parking, a surround-view camera system, heated front seats, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster display, BMW's iDrive interface with a 10.3-inch touchscreen, and 20-inch alloy wheels.

Options include a Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system, active roll stabilization, night vision, and ventilated front seats.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 8 Series will initially be available with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 with 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Safety

Automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and cyclist detection come standard. Adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, Active Side Collision Protection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are available as part of the Active Driving Assistant Professional system.

Utility

The 2019 8 Series has a 14.8-cubic-foot trunk that can be expanded with the standard split-folding rear seats.

What We Think

In a  review of a prototype, we were impressed with the M850i xDrive's ability to shrink around the driver. The car is stiff but the adaptive dampers helps keep harshness away even in Sport and Sport Plus modes. Its twin-turbo V-8 offers plenty of power and despite having larger turbochargers, there's minimal lag. Shifts from the eight-speed automatic are smooth and nearly as quick as a dual-clutch unit. The brake pedal could provide more feedback but the actual braking performance is excellent.

The M850i features precise steering without the artificial heft or boost of typical electrically assisted setups. BMW's 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 gives the M850i explosive acceleration and the eight-speed automatic is well-tuned for sporty driving. However, we noted in a 2019 First Drive that the brake-by-wire system can get overly grabby.

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2019 BMW 8-SERIES SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V8 Turbo 4.4 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (8HP76 SPORT)
Trim
M850i xDrive Convertible
Class
Luxury Performance Car
Horsepower
523@5500
Standard MPG
17/26
Body Style
Convertible
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
4/4
Package Invoice Retail

M Carbon Exterior Package

$3265 $3550

Driving Assistance Package

INCLUDES: Collision Warning System, Active Driving Assistant; Lane Departure Warning System; Overtaking Sensor, Active Blind Spot Detection; Parking Assistance; Parking Camera, 360 Degrees; Parking Distance Sensors, Front Camera and Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera and Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Side Camera and Radar; Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar & Camera
$830 $900

Driving Assistance Professional Package

INCLUDES: Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control (Level 2); Blind Junction Cameras; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Extended Traffic Jam Assistant for Limited Access Highways; Front Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar & Camera; Headlight Control; Lane Departure Warning System
$1565 $1700

Driving Assistance Professional Package

INCLUDES: Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control (Level 2); Blind Junction Cameras; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Extended Traffic Jam Assistant for Limited Access Highways; Front Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar & Camera; Headlight Control; Lane Departure Warning System
$1565 $1700

Comfort Seating Package

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Ventilated; Heated Front Seat Armrests; Neck Warmer ; Passenger Seat, Ventilated; Remote Engine Starter; Steering Wheel, Heated NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [4NH] 4NH
$1195 $1300

Engine: V8 Turbo 4.4 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (8HP76 SPORT)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Alpine White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Carbon Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Black Sapphire Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mineral White Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Sonic Speed Blue

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Sunset Orange Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Dravit Grey Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Barcelona Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Neck Warmer 4NH

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ZSB] Comfort Seating Package
$370 $400

Air Conditioning, Remote Control

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [ZDY] Driving Assistance Professional Package
Pkg Pkg

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front

Std Std

Door Closers, Automatic Side And Hatch/Trunk

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Extended Traffic Jam Assistant for Limited Access Highways

CONTAINED IN: [ZDY] Driving Assistance Professional Package
Pkg Pkg

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Heated Front Seat Armrests

CONTAINED IN: [ZSB] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Internal HD, 20GB Capacity

Std Std

Load Restraint

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Mobile Phone Prep with Holder and Charger

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

Std Std

Neck Warmer

CONTAINED IN: [ZSB] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

CONTAINED IN: [ZSB] Comfort Seating Package
Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk Release, Foot Operated

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Wireless Charging Pad

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 10.3-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Autonomous Drive Active Lane Control (Level 2)

CONTAINED IN: [ZDY] Driving Assistance Professional Package
Pkg Pkg

Axle Ratio, 3.400

Std Std

Brakes, Regenerative

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Differential Lock

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Stability Control, Steering, Suspension, Traction Control

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 18.0 Gallon

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive AWD

Std Std

Extended Shadowline Trim

INCLUDES: Air Breather Inlays and Tailpipe Finishers in Black Chrome; Kidney Struts in Striking, High-Gloss Black
$320 $350

Air Breather Inlays and Tailpipe Finishers in Black Chrome

CONTAINED IN: [7M9] Extended Shadowline Trim
Grp Grp

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

CONTAINED IN: [ZI1] BMW Individual Composition
Grp Grp

Cornering Lights/Curb Illumination

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Kidney Struts in Striking, High-Gloss Black

CONTAINED IN: [7M9] Extended Shadowline Trim
Grp Grp

Roof, Power Soft Top

Std Std

Roof, Black Soft Top

N/C N/C

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Roof, Moonlight Black Soft Top 3YA

$230 $250

Glass Controls

$600 $650

Fineline Copper Wood Trim

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ZI1] BMW Individual Composition
N/C N/C

Ash Grain Grey-Metallic Wood Trim

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [ZI1] BMW Individual Composition
N/C N/C

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console And Doors : Leather On Instrument Panel

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Piano Black On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel

CONTAINED IN: [ZI1] BMW Individual Composition
Grp Grp

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [ZSB] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Heated Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

LED Lights, Low Beam

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Toned Heated Driver Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals, Toned Heated Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Warranty Full Service, 36 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

BMW Individual Composition

INCLUDES: Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround; Luxury Trim, Piano Black On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel; Tires, Front P245/35R20 Summer Run Flat; Tires, Rear P275/30R20 Summer Run Flat; Wheels, 20" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [4KW] Ash Grain Grey-Metallic Wood Trim; [4KV] Fineline Copper Wood Trim
$2760 $3000

Metallic Paint

$1795 $1950

Metallic Paint

N/C N/C

Paint, Gloss

Std Std

Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection

$2115 $2300

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Blind Junction Cameras

CONTAINED IN: [ZDY] Driving Assistance Professional Package
Pkg Pkg

Collision Warning System, Active Driving Assistant

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Convertible Rollover Protection

Std Std

Front Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar & Camera

CONTAINED IN: [ZDY] Driving Assistance Professional Package
Pkg Pkg

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Speed Dependant Dusk Sensor Active Headlights

Std Std

Headlight Control

CONTAINED IN: [ZDY] Driving Assistance Professional Package
Pkg Pkg

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package; [ZDY] Driving Assistance Professional Package
Pkg Pkg

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Multi-Collision Braking

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Active Blind Spot Detection

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Assistance

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package
Std Std

Parking Camera, 360 Degrees

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Camera

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Side Camera and Radar

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Radar & Camera

CONTAINED IN: [ZDA] Driving Assistance Package
Pkg Pkg

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stability Control

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Rain Sensor

Std Std

Driver Seat, Ventilated

CONTAINED IN: [ZSB] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Seat, Ventilated

CONTAINED IN: [ZSB] Comfort Seating Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Premium Leather

Std Std

Seating, 4

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Ventilated Power Heated Sports with Memory

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ivory White Extended Merino Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Night Blue/Black Extended Merino Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Tartufo/Black Extended Merino Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Fiona Red/Black Extended Merino Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Cognac Extended Merino Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Extended Merino Leather Premium Leather

N/C N/C

Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System

$3130 $3400

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Twelve Harman/Kardon® Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

Dynamic Steering

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

Std Std

Responsive Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Front Wishbone/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, Front P245/35R20 Summer Run Flat

CONTAINED IN: [ZI1] BMW Individual Composition
Grp Grp

Tires, P245/35ZR20 Summer Run Flat Front & P275/30ZR20 Summer Run Flat Rear

Std Std

Tires, Rear P275/30R20 Summer Run Flat

CONTAINED IN: [ZI1] BMW Individual Composition
Grp Grp

Wheels, 20" M V-Spoke Jet Black, Style 728M w/ Perf RFT

N/C N/C

Wheels, 20" M V-Spoke Bi-Color Orbit Grey, Style 728M w/ Perf RFT

N/C N/C

Wheels, 19" M Double-Spoke Orbit Grey

N/C N/C

Wheels, 20" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [ZI1] BMW Individual Composition
Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$1000 BMW announces a Military Program for cash customers. 01-02-2020
$1000 BMW announces Lease/APR Credit on select models for eligible College Graduates. 01-02-2020
$250 BMW announces a Military Program for customers who Lease/OwnersChoice/Retail Finance/Select Finance through BMW Financial Services that is good towards a purchase or lease of select models. 01-02-2020