BMW confirms M850i First Edition and new 7 Series for Australia

THE insanely cool BMW M850i First Edition Coupe is on its way to Australia, with BMW Group Australia confirming the local market has been allocated just eight of the 400 which will exist worldwide.

Arriving in July, the BMW M850i First Edition cuts a fine figure in its bespoke BMW Individual Frozen Barcelona Blue metallic paintwork, M Carbon exterior package and 20-inch M light-alloy Jet Black wheels.

Inside, owners of the super exclusive model will find BMW Individual full feather Merino upholstery finished in Ivory White and Night Blue, and a ‘First Edition 1/400’ insignia on centre console.

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There’s also a 16-speaker Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system fitted to the 390kW twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 Bimmer, that delivers an impressive 750Nm of torque to the all-wheel drive system via an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

The M850i can hit 100km/h in only 3.7 seconds, accompanied by a thrilling V8 soundtrack via the standard M Sport exhaust system.

“The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition epitomises what the all new 8 Series is about: commanding road presence, strong performance and amazing grand touring capability,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah.

“Where the First Edition steps up even further is in exclusivity. With its distinctive Frozen Barcelona Blue exterior, Bicolour full leather interior and the Carbon Package fitted as standard, this is truly a top-of-the-line 8 Series experience… and it’s only available to eight lucky Australian customers,” he said.

The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive First Edition is priced at $295,900 plus on-roads. At the same time as confirming the hotter than hot M850i FE, BMW Australia has also let the cat out of the bag on the new 7 Series.

Due here in June and priced from $199,900 plus on-roads for the 730d, the LCI (mid model cycle) update includes distinctive new exterior elements including enlarged kidney grille and a slim-line headlight design.

A refined interior includes optional Nappa leather with extended quilting, enhanced acoustic protection and the new 7.0 version of the BMW live cockpit professional infotainment system

The BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system features as standard on the BMW 750i xDrive and V12-powered M760Li. A powerful new-generation twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 engine generating 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque is standard in the BMW 750i xDrive.

The BMW 745e iPerformance PHEV now comes with a turbocharged 3.0-litre 6-cylinder engine and increased electric range, and will arrive separately to the other variants, later in 2019. A comprehensive driver assistance package is also standard across the range.

When it lands, the BMW 745e will be priced at $204,900 plus on-roads, while the BMW 750i xDrive will hit the tarmac at $272,900 plus on-roads. The long wheelbase BMW M760Li xDrive will take some $378,900 plus on-roads out of your wallet.

2019 BMW 7 Series LCI
2019 BMW 7 Series LCI
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