BMW M850i Drag Races Lexus LC500 And Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat In V8 Fight.
BMW enthusiasts would argue the M850i is not a real M car but it still has a brawny V8 engine with plenty of punch.
The Bavarian coupe is substantially down on power compared to the 471 hp and 398 lb-ft (540 Nm) of the 5.0-liter unit inside the stunning LC.
The outcome would be a bit different in a roll race where launch control is taken out of the equation.
It's also about balance, ease of control, and striking a harmonious compromise between body roll and handling. In this department, the M850i has done well so far.
However, the Bavarian bruiser was still much faster from 32 mph (50 km/h) and in the subsequent roll race from 50 mph (80 km/h).
The M850i and all the other combustion-engined 8 Series models are believed to be living on borrowed time.
BMW will reportedly simplify the 8 Series for its third iteration by retaining only the more practical Gran Coupe and selling it exclusively as an EV.
That won’t happen until around the middle of the decade, so there’s still plenty of time to get a V8-powered, two-door coupe.
Whether you are an M enthusiast or not, the M850i is a stunner with its sleek design, comfortable interior, and fantastic all-around performance.
There’s no denying that this V8 coupe has plenty of appeals and represents one of the last bastions for eight-cylinder gasoline engines in this world.
If you’re a BMW fan and want to experience the V8 engine in its purest form, the M850i is definitely worth considering.
Whether or not it will be here for long is debatable, but at least there’s still time to get your hands dirty with this beast of a sporty coupe and enjoy the raw sound of a V8 engine in full swing.