Friday , May 14 2021

German tuner pushes the BMW M850i ​​to a whopping 493 kW …

Ever think 390 kW is not enough power for you? Well, the German tuner G-Power agrees and has released the first details of a pair of tuning kits for the new, all-wheel drive BMW M850i.

While the Autenzell-based tuner has so far released very limited information on upgrades, it has at least revealed that two software-based power upgrade kits will be offered.

The first pushes the M Performance version of the new 8 Series coupé's twin-turbo 4,4-liter V8 petrol engine from the stock 390 kW and 750 Nm to even crazier 456 kW and 850 Nm.

And the second? Well, the two-stage package (which also includes new downpipes and catalytic converters) hikes peak outputs to 493 kW and 890 Nm. That's probably far more than the upcoming M8 will make …

G-Power has not yet released performance claims, but it is expected that tuned version of the all-wheel-drive coupé will significantly improve on the claimed 3,7 second claimed 0-100 km / h sprint time. We'll guess the electronically limited top speed of 250 km / h will also change.

Of course, G-Power is not the first German tuner to fly the M850i, with AC Schnitzer and Manhart revealing their respective upgrades (both new bodywork and wheels) late in 2018.
The tuner turns the attention to the M850i

Article written by Ryan Bubear

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