2019 BMW M850i Coupe showcased at Luxury & Supercar Weekend

Vancouver is one of the biggest BMW M market in the world. At the 9th annual Luxury & Supercar Weekend, BMW Canada showcased it’s latest M performance lineup including the Western Canada debuted of the new 8 series.

After a 20 years hiatus, the BMW 8 Series is back. 2019 BMW M850i is the brand’s flagship coupe and will arrives at dealers in December.

The 8 series set a new design language with an aggressive kidney grille, elongated silhouette with a slim window pillars, roofline with a distinctive “double bubble” contouring, a long wheelbase, and wide track. It comes standard with BMW Laser Light headlight technology, M sport brakes, 20 inch M wheels, Adaptive M suspension and xDrive all wheel drive.

Under the hood, the 8 series coupe is powered by a new 4.4 litre TwinPower Turbo V8 engine producing 523 horsepower and 553 lb. ft. of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.

The luxurious cabin sports BMW Individual Merino leather with M piping, Live Cockpit Professional, new iDrive infotainment system, crystal shifter and iDrive controller and a 16 speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

1 of 7 2019 BMW ALPINA B7 Exclusive Edition. The Alpina B7 is spec exclusively for the Canadian market and available in three colours: Individual Frozen Black, Individual Frozen Grey and Black Sapphire Metallic. There’s 7 units for each colour.

The BMW ALPINA B7 is powered by 4.4 litre ALPINA Bi-Turbo V8 engine producing 608 horsepower and 509 lb. ft. of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds.

It comes equipped with 21 inch ALPINA wheels, black chrome exterior trim, ALPINA sport exhaust system and Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system.

For 2019, the BMW i8 gets a convertible option. The i8 Roadster is powered by a combination of 1.5 litre TwinPower Turbo 3 cylinder engine with BMW eDrive system, which features a front electric motor. It has a total output of 369 horsepower and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds. It has a top speed of 250km/h or 120 km/h in pure electric.

For 2019, BMW is replacing the M2 with the more powerful M2 Competition. The new engine is shared with the BMW M3 a 3.0 litre TwinPower Turbo Inline 6 producing 405 horsepower and 406 lb. ft. of torque paired with a 6 speed manual transmission. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 250 km/h or 280 km/h with optional M package.

2019 BMW M5 Competition is the most powerful M5 ever built. It’s powered by a 4.4 litre TwinPower Turbo V8 producing 617 horsepower and 553 lb. ft. of torque. It can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds.

For 2019, the BMW X5 is completely redesigned with a new muscular exterior, powerful engine and driver assistance technology. It’s equipped with the brand new BMW Live Cockpit Professional which replaces with the analog gages with a 12.3 inch display and all new iDrive 7.0 infotainment system. The fourth generation X5 is wider, taller, and longer and will be available in November.

James Chung

Vancouver Lifestyle, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: james@hellovancity.com

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