2020 BMW M850i is a flying purple people pleaser – Roadshow

You don't have to get it in Wildberry Metallic, but why wouldn't you?

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Now, after a week with the still-plenty-potent 2020 M850i, it’s clear that BMW’s big-body coupe can be a proper GT, even if some parts of the experience aren’t fully realized. Published:Sept.

Earlier this year, I took the BMW M8 Competition for a spin, and while I was impressed with its corner-carving prowess, I found it entirely too much car for most situations and it sacrificed many of its grand-touring credentials in favor of outright performance. Published:Sept.

The 2020 BMW M850i is smack-dab in the middle of a ton of competition. Published:Sept.

If you want something a bit more lithe, the Porsche 911 is the default go-to, and the Mercedes-AMG GT offers decent comfort in an even more constricting wrapper. Published:Sept.

The Mercedes S-Class Coupe errs more on the luxurious side, as does the Lexus LC, which is more like a rolling art exhibit than anything else. Published:Sept.

The result is a capable sports coupe that has no problem stretching its legs and getting comfortable for long road trips. Published:Sept.

You could opt for the Maserati GranTurismo, I suppose, if you want a drop-dead gorgeous car that’s otherwise utterly outclassed by every other name mentioned. Published:Sept.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting the best of both worlds, which is what the BMW M850i embodies. Published:Sept.

It’s not as insane as the M8 Competition, but it’s not as focused on serenity as the 840i. Published:Sept.

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