BMW has allocated just eight for the M850i First Edition Coupes for Australia. That’s eight out of 400 being sold globally.

All will be painted in BMW Individual Frozen Barcelona Blue metallic paint and rides on Jet Black 20-inch BMW M light alloy wheels in a Y-spoke design.

Exterior accents include the extended BMW Individual High Gloss Shadow Line package with high-gloss black treatment to the BMW kidney grille and side air breathers.

The M Carbon Exterior Package, usually a cost option on the regular M850i, is fitted as standard to the First Edition. This includes carbon-fibre front air intake inserts, door mirror caps, bootlid spoiler, diffuser insert and tailpipe surrounds.

Inside BMW M850i Coupe First Edition are an M Sport steering wheel finished in Individual Night Blue leather trim. Piano Black interior trims.


Full Leather Merino upholstery is finished in Bicolour Ivory White and Night Blue, while the Headliner is also finished in Night Blue Alcantara.

A 16-speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System offers up to 1400 watts of power and utilises a 10-channel active amplifier. A diamond tweeter is housed in the middle of the instrument panel and features Nautilus spiral technology.

The Quantam Logic Surround features a seven-band equaliser and the stainless steel finishers feature a Fibonacci hole pattern design to further purify the sound experience.

BMW M850i First Edition is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine, the M850i delivers an impressive 390kW of peak power with a 750Nm torque peak. It is driven through an eight-speed automatic to all four wheels and can hit 100km/h from a standstill in only 3.7 seconds.


An individual ‘First Edition 1/400’ signet is attache to the centre console cover.

BMW M850i xDrive First Edition has a recommended retail price of $295,900. On-road charges have to be factored in.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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