2023 BMW M850 Gran Coupe, What’s New and What’s Retained from the Model?

The 8-Series Gran Coupe combines luxury and dynamics. Take a peek at how the 4-door 2023 BMW M850 Gran Coupe will arrive soon.

The BMW 8-Series Gran Coupe is based on the coupe counterpart of the same lineup, but it offers two additional doors that make it the more convenient body style version while still maintaining the sedan’s sleek roofline and fun handling. If you’re looking for a powerful variant under this nameplate, then you may want to consider the top-ranging 2023 BMW M850 Gran Coupe which is powered by a V8 engine that generates a whopping 523 HP and a roaring soundtrack. Discover more about the model below.

2023 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Release Date
2023 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Release Date

Engine and Fuel Efficiency

The 2023 BMW M850 Gran Coupe is not the type of car that disappoints if you’re seeking more significant thrust as it is supported by the detuned alternative of the M8 Gran Coupe’s powertrain. The trim model is equipped with a 523 HP 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8 engine and comes standard in AWD. The engine is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission.

This combination results in a pleasing handling response and a gripping ride. In terms of fuel efficiency, the car earns 17/25 mpg city highway ratings from the estimation by the EPA.

The 2023 BMW M850 Gran Coupe Upgrades

The entire 2023 BMW 8-Series lineup—regardless of the body style—receives a light makeover interior- and exterior-wise. However, as it is entering a mid-cycle refresher model year, it is important to note that the improvements aren’t dramatic but quite plenty.

Starting from the exterior department, the 8-Series earns five new paint color options, which consist of Frozen Pure Grey, Frozen Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Portimao Blue metallic, San Remo Green metallic, Portimao, and Skyscraper Grey metallic.

The M850i xDrive trim, in particular, acquires some exclusive upgrades. It receives an M-special exterior mirror and M grilled bage which previously can be sported only in the BMW M8. A new package called M Sport Professional is also now reservedly available for the trim that offers additions such as Shadowline headlights, a black-colored spoiler, a black-colored kidney grille, and black-colored calipers.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the automaker’s subdivision Motorsports, a classic logo of the department is offered for the trim that is placed on the trunk, hood, and wheel hubs. According to the luxury automobile company, this logo is reminiscent of the 1973 BMW racing cars.

2023 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Interior
2023 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Interior

Moving on to the interior section, the interior of the 8-Series Gran Coupe feels luxurious, even though at some parts it feels repetitive to the prior model years. In terms of the design, the interior is identical to its coupe and convertible sibling. Each 8-Series, including the 2023 BMW M850 Gran Coupe, is equipped with a head-up display, a panoramic sunroof, an adjustable ambient light, and leather-wrapped seats. If you want to opt for fancier treats, then you can upgrade the headliners, increase the adjustability of the seats, and adds glass switchgear.

The series also provides an extremely comfortable position for the driver and outstanding forward visibility, albeit the rearward view is narrower than the steeply angled glass. The Gran Coupe body style offers more spacious legroom compared to the coupe version, but, unfortunately, the headroom feels stricter because of the roofline design. All in all, the 4-door version presents more practicality compared to its 2-door twin.

The 2023 BMW M850 Gran Coupe is most likely to be boosted by the 12.3” touchscreen infotainment display, which can be controlled through various methods including physical buttons, voice commands, and gesture commands. Each model brings a smartphone connectivity option, a set of USB ports, and a Harman Kardon sound setup that can be upgraded to the more premium Bowers and Wilkins stereo system.

For the next model year, BMW also offers a limited trim from the 8-Series called 8 X Jeff Koons which is based on the M850 Gran Coupe. This is a result of a partnership between the German luxury automaker and artist Jeff Koons that is provided only in 99 units and was unveiled back in February 2022. The car is going on a worldwide tour starting from NYC’s Rockefeller Pizza to several countries.

2023 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Release Date
2023 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Release Date

Production Date and Price Estimation

The 2023 BMW M850 Gran Coupe production phase will start in March 2022, along with other versions in the 8-Series. The starting price of both the coupe and Gran Coupe variants is $85,000. Meanwhile, the M850 trim is predicted to be sold at $101,000.