A 2022 BMW 8 Series Jeff Koons Edition is coming to Australia


Always wanted to own and drive a BMW Art Car? A new special edition 8 Series offers that opportunity – but only one is coming to Australia for a buyer with deep pockets.

A special edition 2022 BMW M850i ​​Gran Coupe designed by American artist Jeff Koons – officially known as the 2022 BMW ‘THE 8 X JEFF KOONS’ – is coming to Australia this year.

One of the worldwide production of 99 cars will be offered by BMW Australia between July and September 2022, with the price – although yet to be confirmed – likely to be much higher than the $282,900 of a standard M850i ​​xDrive Gran Coupe plus on- road costs.

The new special edition of the M850i ​​is designed by American artist Jeff Koons, also responsible for the 17th BMW ‘Art Car’, based on a 2010 M3 GT2 that took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Jeff Koons edition is painted in a unique pop art-inspired colorway, with ‘POP!’ lettering, “vapor thrust” graphics and “explosive rear color lines” making the car look like a comic book on wheels.

With 11 different colours, the livery of each car requires 285 hours of manual work at BMW’s Dingolfing and Landshut factories, with just four vehicles being painted each week.

Inside, the lucky owner will receive red and blue leather seats “reflecting the colors of superheroes from the comic book universe and those of the company’s high-performance division, BMW M”.

Other highlights include dark red carpet and center console trim, light brown leather door cards, edition badging cup holder lid with Koons signature, red exterior brake calipers, and a vehicle certificate signed by Jeff Koons and BMW CEO Oliver Zipse.

The Australia-bound 2022 BMW 8 X Jeff Koons Edition will be built right-hand drive so it can be registered and driven on local roads should the new owner so wish.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017 when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019 and becoming a regular contributing journalist on the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from browsing car magazines as a young age to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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