2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe

MSRP $99,900

Ranked #21 in Sedan

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 11, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The BMW M850i which BMW calls the BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe is a power-packed model in the BMW 8-series Gran Coupe lineup. There are no major changes in the M850i for the 2022 model year. The performance is the obvious reason why someone would consider the BMW 850i sedan. The best thing about the M850i sedan is that it does not compromise on practicality for the sake of performance. It manages to deliver a perfect combination of luxury and sportiness in a single package. 

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Pros

Excellent acceleration figures

Refined and smooth engine

Comfortable cabin

Cons

Compromised rear headroom

Not so user-friendly infotainment system

Not great for fuel efficiency

What's New?

No major changes for the 2022 model year


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$99900

bodystyle

4dr Gran Coupe

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

268 cu.in.

horsepower

523 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

553 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic W/Overdrive

dimensions

wheelbase

119 in.

length

200.3 in.

width

76.1 in.

height

55.4 in.

curb weight

4758 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/24 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

xDrive$99,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe in Almandine Brown Metallic color
Almandine Brown Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 BMW M850i sedan is powered by a capable 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 that acts as a powerhouse to the Bimmer. This is the same engine that powers the BMW M8 Gran Coupe with higher power output. The price of the 2022 M850i xDrive Gran Coupe starts at an MSRP of $100,895. The BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe competes against the likes of the 2022 Porsche Panamera GTS, 2022 Audi S7 Prestige, and the 2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53.

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Features

The 2022 BMW M850i xDrive Gran Coupe is a single trim level in the BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe. The M850i xDrive gets upgrades in terms of performance over the standard 840i Gran Coupe. The standard features with the M850i Gran Coupe include 20-inch wheels, run-flat performance tires, upgraded brakes, improved rear differential, sport-tuned suspension, sport-design steering wheel, 16-way power front seats with adjustable side bolster, ventilated front seats, four-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a head-up display, digital instrument panel, 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. There are plenty of optional features that you can get with the M850i sedan. 

Trim

M850i xDrive Gran Coupe

MSRP 

$100,895

Key Features

20-inch wheels

 

Run-flat performance tires

 

Upgraded brakes

 

Improved rear differential

 

Sport-tuned suspension

 

Sport-design steering wheel

 

16-way power front seats with adjustable side bolster

 

Ventilated front seats

We recommend

We recommend going with the standard BMW M850i Gran Coupe as it comes loaded with tech and features inside the cabin. The only reason to upgrade to the M850i over the standard trim is the performance that it offers and the upgrades in terms of performance are standard with the M850i. You can go for the optional carbon-fiber roof if you want to enhance the look of your car and want to customize it. 

2022 BMW M850i Release Date

The 2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe has been released already. You can find the complete specifications of the car and it is also available for you to buy.

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Engine and Performance

The heart of the 2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe is a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. The upgraded version of the same engine is used to power the BMW M8 Gran Coupe. The engine in the M850i produces a maximum power output of 523 horsepower and a peak torque of 553 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes mated to a slick and responsive 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine of the BMW M850i feels a significant upgrade over the standard 8-Series Gran Coupe.

The 2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe manages the size of the car very well and offers excellent performance. The moment you put your right foot down on the throttle, the car moves forward without much delay. The gearbox is also pretty responsive and it makes sure to keep you in the right gear at all times. The downshifts come pretty fast which again helps it contain the lag. The acceleration figures show the real-life capability of the Bimmer. The M850i sedan takes only 3.6 seconds to reach from 0 to 60 miles per hour while the quarter-mile run takes an impressive 12 seconds. 

Along with the performance, the Bimmer has taken care of every small thing that makes the car a real pleasure to drive. The 2022 BMW M850i is a big car with quite big dimensions. Still, the length of the car is quite not evident in the real-life performance of the car and it feels easy to maneuver around the town. The agility of the chassis is evident while driving the car. The rear wheels of the car assist the handling as the steering wheel is connected to the rear wheels as well. 

The steering wheel of the BMW M850i is a responsive unit which is the case with any of the performance-oriented Bimmer. It is precise and inspires great confidence while driving the car. The suspension of the M850i is tuned to act sporty for better stability and handling. That clearly shows up when you take the car out for a drive. The braking of the car is another great aspect that helps the handling. The brakes are predictable and the feedback from the paddles is quite impressive. All this comes without any compromises to the ride quality. 

Models

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Audi S7 Prestige

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53

MSRP

$100,895

$130,000

$90,300

$99,950

Engine

4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8

4.0L turbocharged V8

2.9L twincharger V6

3.0L twincharger I-6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed DCT

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ RPM)

523 @ 5500

473 @ 6500 

444 @ 6700 

429 @ 6100

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

553 @ 1800

457 @ 1800

443 @ 1900 

384 @ 1800

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.6

3.2

4.1

4.1

Quarter Mile (seconds)

12

11.7

12.5

12.8

Top speed (MPH)

155

186

155

174

The Porsche Panamera GTS is ahead of the competition in terms of performance and the acceleration figures clearly show that. It is also among the most agile and fun cars for driving pleasure. The BMW M850i Gran Coupe comes next to the Porsche in terms of acceleration. The Audi S7 Prestige and Mercedes-AMG GT 53 take a similar time to reach from 0 to 60 mph.

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Fuel Economy

The massive 4.4L V8 engine packs some impressive performance and that is quite obvious that it won’t return an economical drive. The fuel economy figures of the M850i are not a strong point for the car. The BMW M850i Gran Coupe manages to return 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 19 mpg of combined fuel economy. Although the fuel efficiency is not that great, buyers who can afford the M850i Gran Coupe will not really have a complaint in that regard. The fuel tank capacity is pretty decent with a maximum capacity of 18 gallons. The Bimmer can go up to 432 miles without the need to halt at a gas station.

Models

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Audi S7 Prestige

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53

MPG (City)

17

15

18

19

MPG (Highway)

24

21

28

24

MPG (Combined)

19

17

22

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

18

23.7

19.3

21.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

306/432/342

356/498/403

347/540/427

401/506/443

The fuel economy of the M850i Gran Coupe is pretty decent for the segment. The Audi S7 Prestige offers the best highway efficiency and the range is also the best in the class. The Mercedes-AMG GT 53 takes the lead in terms of city efficiency and range. The Porsche Panamera GTS is the least fuel-efficient car in the competition here but also gets the biggest fuel tank capacity to compensate in the range department. 

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Interior

The interior of the BMW M850i is surprisingly practical for a performance sedan with coupe style. Getting in and out of the car takes a bit of effort but once you are inside, it gets pretty comfortable. The front row has no issues in terms of space including the headroom and legroom. The driver seat gets so many control options that at times you might get confused about what to do with them. You can adjust the seats to get a really comfortable driving position. 

The rear seats also have ample space but the only thing that might be an issue is the headroom at the back. The coupe design language interferes with the headroom but it is still not too bad. The seats are comfortable and offer good thigh support which is pretty much expected at this price range. The quality of materials used inside the cabin is of premium quality. There is the use of soft-touch materials on every point of the driver to provide a pleasant experience. The cargo area is also surprisingly well-shaped and is practical.

Models

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Audi S7 Prestige

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom, in inches)

33.6/57.2/42.1

N/A

37/57.2/41.3

40.8/57.8/NA

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom, in inches)

33.6/46.9/29.5

N/A

37.1/55.9/37

38.2/57.2/NA

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

15.5

17.6

24.6

12.7

The space inside the BMW M850i is not class-leading but it is comfortable enough for daily drive. The trunk capacity offers generous space and the shape of the trunk is also practical. The Mercedes-AMG GT 53 offers the best headroom in the class for both rows but lacks in truck capacity against the rivals. The Audi S7 Prestige leads the table in the cargo area department. Standout interior features in the 2022 BMW M850i are:

  • 18-way power front seats
  • 40-20-40 folding rear seats
  • Power tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Head-up display

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2022 BMW M850i sedan?

The BMW M850i gets a 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display that remains standard on all the variants. The infotainment gets BMW’s iDrive interface and can be controlled via touch response, rotary knob in the center console, or you can also use voice commands to control the infotainment features. The gesture controls are also available if you wish to use them. The infotainment screen is not the best in 2022, and some rivals offer a better infotainment system. 

Still, it is one of the better systems and you will not have any complaints about it. There is a plethora of connectivity options standard with the infotainment system. You can seamlessly connect your smartphone with Apple CarPlay to use Google Maps if you do not want to use the in-built navigation system. The standard 18-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system sounds great and gives a proper immersive experience. Standout infotainment features include:

  • A 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • AM/FM audio system
  • Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • 18-speaker Harman/Kardon surround sound system

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Exterior

The 2022 BMW M850i sedan is one of the best-looking BMWs that you can buy today. It looks beautiful and carries forward the same look that has been for a while. It is not a bad thing as the car still looks fresh and new. The signature BMW kidney grille is slightly bigger in the front and the aggressive long LED headlights with sharp curves and lines on the bonnet give a muscular look to the front of the car. The coupe-like design might compromise the headroom from inside but from the exterior, it looks gorgeous. 

With the BMW M850i Gran Coupe, Bimmer has found a way to keep a perfect balance between subtleness and aggressive stance at the same time. The 20-inch alloy wheels are not one of the best-looking alloys for sure, and BMW could improve the design but it still looks fine. The rear of the M850i Gran Coupe continues the sportiness and the sloping roof going all the way to the back gives it a great sporty stance on the road.

Models

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe

2022 Porsche Panamera GTS

2022 Audi S7 Prestige

2022 Mercedes-AMG GT 53

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,758

4,714

4,597

4,553

Length (inches)

200.3

198.9

196

199.2

Width (inches)

76.1

76.3

75.1

76.9

Height (inches)

55.4

55.8

55.8

57.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

5

N/A

4.2

4.6

Wheelbase (inches)

119

116.1

115.3

116.2

The BMW M850i Gran Coupe is the longest sedan in its segment and the width is also similar to the best in the class. The wheelbase of the Bimmer is also longer than all the other rivals. However, BMW has managed well to make the long body of the car maneuverable in city traffic. The M850i is also the heaviest sedan in its class but with a very small margin. The Merc and Porsche are similar in length with small differences but the Audi S7 turns out to be the most compact sedan in the competition. Standout exterior features in the 2022 BMW M850i are:

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Chrome grille
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED Brakelights

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Safety

BMW takes care of the safety aspect of all their vehicles very well and the M850i sedan is not excluded from the list. It gets a plethora of safety features and driver assistance features as standard with the car that includes electronic stability control, driveline traction control, frontal collision mitigation, lane departure warning, airbag occupancy sensor, dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags, and backup camera. 

You can go for the optional Driving Assistance Professional package for better driver assists that will add adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping system, evasive steering assist, external camera recorder, automated parking system, and surround-view camera system. The 2022 M850i has not been crash-tested by either agency so far. The safety features include:

  • Electronic stability control 
  • Driveline traction control
  • Frontal collision mitigation
  • Lane departure warning
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Emergency braking assist

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Competition

BMW M850i Gran Coupe vs. Porsche Panamera GTS

The Porsche Panamera GTS is faster than the BMW M850i Gran Coupe in real-world performance. The driving dynamics of the Porsche also has a slight edge over the Bimmer which is already great in itself. The Panamera GTS for sure is one of the vehicles that can give you serious driving pleasure as well as a comfortable daily commute. The same can be said about the BMW M850i sedan too and that’s why you can go either of the sedans depending on which one you like better. 

BMW M850i Gran Coupe vs. Audi S7 Prestige

The Audi S7 fails to match the performance of the BMW M850i Gran Coupe and it better stacks against the standard 840i Gran Coupe based on performance. But you also need to consider that the Audi S7 is the cheapest car in the competition. The space inside the cabin is better utilized inside the Audi to give a more comfortable ride. If you want better performance, you can go for the BMW M50i but for better comfort, the Audi S7 might be a better option. 

BMW M850i Gran Coupe vs. Mercedes-AMG GT 53

The Mercedes-AMG GT 53 offers similar performance as the Audi S6 and is quite not in the same league as the BMW M850i Gran Coupe in terms of performance. However, the Merc is cheaper than the Bimmer and offers a more ambient cabin with better features. The comfort inside the cabin of the Merc is also better than the BMW M850i. The performance is not that poor but it is not the same as the Bimmer. You can go with the one that you like as both of them are great cars for different use cases. 

2022 BMW M850i Gran Coupe Final Verdict

The answer is pretty obvious and you can buy the new BMW 850i without any hesitation if you have the budget. It is one of the better cars that can offer sporty performance without compromising the practicality of the car. You can use it as your daily commuter and have fun whenever you find an empty stretch of roads. The driving dynamics of the sedan are really agile and sporty. You do not feel the length of the car while turning which makes it easy to drive. If you are looking for something similar in this budget, you can consider the BMW M850i Gran Coupe for sure. 

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