BMW M850i Coupe xDrive – The Large German Sports Coupe GT

Gulf Insider takes the latest BMW M850i Coupe xDrive for a spin.
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This is one of the most beautiful cars on the road, especially with the top down. Looking at this car it’s hard to imagine the driver and occupants inside not having fun and living life to the full.

The BMW M850i Coupe is a large sports coupe GT. It’s long, wide, with a low stance, super-slim headlights, and grill, and it’s classic in design – almost retro in design (in my opinion at least). Climb inside and the interior is opulent and also has the wow factor, with the use of the very finest quality materials used throughout. The gear handle is made of glass or crystal!

Driving the BMW M850i Coupe was a pleasure. I picked it up from Euro Motors and took it down to the Al Banda Club. Comfortable leather sports seats griped me. The weather was perfect for open-top driving so I simply pressed a button and as I was driving the roof retracted and folded itself away in 15 seconds – the roof can be activated while driving at up to 50kph.

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The V8 engines growled and rumbled just like a V8 engine should. Driving modes are Comfort, Sport, and Sport +. Each mode changes the feel of the car. Most of the time I kept it in Comfort mode but tried the other modes briefly when the road conditions were appropriate and it was a ‘blast’!

The M850i is technically a four-seater, but in reality, it’s really a 2 seater, especially with the roof folded into the back.

Unlike many big sports coupes that can sometimes feel clumsy this car drives as well as it looks. It has a low center of gravity, is perfectly responsive, has All Wheel Drive (AWD as in the case of BMW – ‘xDrive’), and solidly grips the road at all times.

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Its powerful 530 horsepower 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, linked to an 8 speed Steptronic transmission, can take it from zero to 100kph in just 3.9 seconds. It has a claimed top speed of 250kph. Due to road conditions, I didn’t have the opportunity to get anywhere need that speed – the acceleration was so powerful that within a couple of seconds of pushing on the peddle I had to apply the brakes.


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