REVIEW: G15 BMW M850i xDrive – RM1 mil in Malaysia

When on the subject of big boy toys, BMW is almost always part of the conversation. With the reintroduction of the 8 Series, the Bavarian giant makes its entry into the luxury, high-performance GT arena official, with eyes set firmly on rivals like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and Lexus LC 500.

Launched earlier this year in March, the M850i xDrive represents the sole 8 Series offering in Malaysia, and it’s priced at RM1,088,800. Power comes from the N63B44T3 4.4 litre petrol V8 with twin-scroll turbochargers, producing 530 PS from 5,500 to 6,500 rpm and 750 Nm of torque from 1,800 to 4,600 rpm. Those are mad numbers and should certainly not be in the hands of the loony.

Now, it only takes 3.7 seconds for it to go from standstill to 100 km/h, before hitting an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. Comparatively, the full-blown F92 BMW M8 makes 600 hp and 750 Nm of torque in base form, but gets amped up to 625 hp in the guise of the M8 Competition. The century sprint is done in 3.3 seconds and 3.2 seconds respectively.

Standard features for the M850i include an eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission linked to the xDrive all-wheel drive system, BMW Laserlight headlamps, 20-inch two-tone alloys with mixed tyres, BMW Live Cockpit Professional (12.3-inch digital instrumentation), 10.25-inch infotainment display that’s linked to BMW Operating System 7.0, as well as a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

If you’re keen to find out how the car performs, be sure to watch our first impressions video above. You can also find the full list of specifications about the M850i xDrive on CarBase.my. As usual, share with us your thoughts, below. Enjoy!

GALLERY: G15 BMW M850i xDrive launch in Malaysia

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Comments

  • mubin on Oct 07, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Rather top up a bit for the McLaren 720S.

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  • Completely……… not worth it.

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  • Syer1n on Oct 07, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Prefer the gran coupe but I’ll save my thought for when I actually have that much money.

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  • Burning Motorist Wallet on Oct 08, 2019 at 9:26 am

    No way a 2 liter turbo engine can beats force induction V8 in terms of Torque & Horsepower at low rpm! Lulz meanwhile mercedes thought of downsizing to AMG 2 liter engine replacing there large displacement V8…..

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    • size doesnt matter on Jan 22, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Not really!! it is the setup and final output and tuning that determine whether small or big displacement win.For example, Formula 1 only use 1.6 liter engine but can produce 700/800 hp!

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  • Nicky919 on Oct 08, 2019 at 10:41 am

    The content of Paultan videos must evolve. The standard to aim for would be YouTube channel carwow by Mat Watson where his 1st impressions are way more informative, decent depth, insightful and not just a specs narrator like most paultan videos and it’s not even that detailed. The goal at the end of the video is that I should be able to have a good idea how the car drives and to own it. 1m subs on carwow can’t be wrong.

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  • Nick918 on Oct 08, 2019 at 10:42 am

    The content of Paultan videos must evolve. The standard to aim for would be YouTube channel carwow by Mat Watson where his 1st impressions are way more informative, decent depth, insightful and not just a specs narrator like most paultan videos and it’s not even that detailed. The goal at the end of the video is that I should be able to have a good idea how the car drives and to own it. 1m subs on carwow can’t be wrong.

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  • For a mill I’ll take the 911,e63s,m5. 2nd hand huracan

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