There will be plenty of options to boost the 8 Series' price even higher.
The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive will carry a starting price of $111,900, plus a $995 destination charge, upon arriving at dealers in the United States on December 8, 2018. Americans won't get the diesel-fueled 840d xDrive that will be available in Europe with a 3.0-liter biturbo inline-six producing 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Newton-meters) of torque.
The six-figure price will get 8 Series buyers a long list of luxurious standard equipment. LED headlights with BMW's LaserLight technology will light the road ahead, and occupants will get a comfy ride from the adaptive dampers with Active-Roll Stabilization. Inside, buyers will find BMW Individual Merino leather upholstery and will look at a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The 10.25-inch infotainment display will come with navigation and will make beautiful music from a sixteen-speaker Harman Kardon stereo.
M850i xDrive will come with a 4.4-liter biturbo V8 and eight-speed automatic gearbox. The powerplant will produce 523 hp (390 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm). The potent all-wheel-drive powertrain will hustle the coupe to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.7 seconds and to a limited top speed of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour).
Buyers looking for even more amenities will be able to load up the 8 Series with options. Customers that want a more aggressive machine can order a carbon fiber roof and a carbon trim package that uses the lightweight material to adorn the bumpers, diffuser blades, rear spoiler, and mirror caps. There will also be a more advanced driver assistance system for folks who prefer a more high-tech ride. Drivers with a lust for luxury will be able to spec glass trim covering the gear shift, iDrive controller, start/stop button, and audio volume knob. A Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound system will fulfill the needs of audiophiles.
If the new 8 Series doesn't meet your needs for high-dollar, ultra-stylish transport, then keep in mind that the M8 and 8 Series Convertible are on the way. Evidence strongly points to a four-door 8 Series Gran Coupe arriving eventually, too.