Competes with: Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, Lexus LC 500
Looks like: The near-production concept version unveiled a year ago
Drivetrain: 523-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
Hits dealerships: Fall 2018
Starting price: To be announced, but expect it to slot at the top of the range above the 7 Series sedan
The long march to production for BMW’s new flagship coupe continues with the unveiling of the final version that will go on sale this fall. The initial model available at launch will be the high-end, high-powered M performance model — the 2019 M850i xDrive. The coupe’s debut comes about a year after the unveiling of the near-production Concept 8 Series.