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2021 BMW M850

2021 BMW M850

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$111,900 — $121,400 MSRP
4 Seats
19-20 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • V-8 acceleration
  • Performance-oriented all-wheel-drive system
  • Interior quality, quietness
  • Intuitive tech features

The Bad

  • Agility
  • Tendency to understeer
  • Hefty curb weight
  • Could use beefier brakes (non-M8 versions)
2021 BMW M850 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2021 BMW M850
  • Lane departure warning now standard
  • Coupe, convertible and four-door Gran Coupe body styles
  • Turbo six-cylinder (840i) or V-8 (M850i) engine
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Hands-free low-speed highway driving system available
  • High-performance M8 Gran Coupe available

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2021 BMW M850 Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2021 BMW 8 Series?

The BMW 8 Series is a high-end luxury car that’s offered in three body styles — coupe, convertible and four-door Gran Coupe — with seating for four or five, depending on the configuration. The 840i is powered by a 335-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine, while the M850i and M8 Gran Coupe get turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8s rated at 523 and 600 hp, respectively. 

An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and rear- and all-wheel-drive models are available. Competitors include the Porsche Panamera and Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and CLS-Class

 What’s New on the 2021 BMW 8 Series?

Lane departure warning is now standard, along with a one-year subscription to SiriusXM with 360L satellite radio. Coupe and convertible versions of the M8 will no longer be imported to the U.S., leaving only the M8 Gran Coupe for the 2021 model year. 

What Features in the 2021 BMW 8 Series Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Leather upholstery
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Wi-Fi hot spot (subscription required after data trial)
  • Harman Kardon surround-sound system
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Forward collision warning
  • City collision mitigation
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include: 

  • Hands-free low-speed highway driving system
  • Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Four-wheel steering

Should I Buy the 2021 BMW 8 Series?

If you’re in the market for a luxurious European sedan that’s a bit more stylish than a BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the 8 Series Gran Coupe is worth a look. The coupe and convertible variants are sportier still, and that’s not counting the high-performance M8 Gran Coupe. Whichever version you choose, you’ll be getting a premium grand tourer that’s packed with technology.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying


Recalls and crash tests


The 2021 BMW M850 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2021 BMW M850 has not been tested.


New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain


  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


  • View All CPO Program Details

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The M850 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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