The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe has been unveiled; Starts a brand new chapter for the Bavarian carmaker

BMW has unveiled the all-new 8 Series Coupe. The production version of the sports car stays true to the BMW 8 Series Coupe Concept that was showcased at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

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The new BMW 8 Series Coupe boasts of outstanding performance, emotion-stirring design, state-of-the-art luxury and exceptionally advanced equipment features. The primary development objective for the BMW 8 Series Coupe was thrilling driving dynamics. The body, powertrain and suspension were consistently honed to achieve the supreme agility, precision and poise expected of a topclass sports car.

The exterior design of the BMW 8 Series Coupe exudes a very modern form of sporting appeal, beautifully blended with an air of exclusiveness and sensual allure which is the result of a new styling language focusing on clarity, modernity and emotional engagement.

The car’s low-slung design, an elongated silhouette with a slim window graphic and a roofline flowing elegantly into the rear with distinctive double-bubble contouring, a long wheelbase and a wide track are the defining elements of the BMW 8 Series Coupe’s proportions. The sport car measures 4843 mm in length, 1902 mm in width, 1341 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2822 mm.

The 8 Series features large air intakes at the front along with the low-down hexagonal shaped BMW kidney grille that is framed by a single-piece surround. The sports car also gets LED headlights which are the slimmest of any BMW model to date. BMW Laserlight with variable road illumination and Selective Beam is optionally available as well.

The new BMW Series Coupe gets an athletic body where the surfaces on the far side of the front wheels curve inwards and flare outwards again in powerful fashion in the vicinity of the rear wheels. This combines with the strikingly tapered glasshouse to create a muscular shoulderline. At the rear, the interplay of horizontal and diagonal lines emphasises the car’s width and low centre of gravity. The LED taillights add to this effect by extending deep into the flanks.

New BMW 8 Series Coupe 2018 Front Quarter

The BMW 8 Series Coupe gets an almost fully sealed underbody which along with the active air flap control and Air Curtains including Air Breathers help to reduce the aerodynamic drag of the sport car’s streamlined body. The 8 Series is also the first series production model to get the optional carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof. The air intake bars, exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler and rear diffuser of the optional Carbon package are likewise all made from CFRP.

The modern and minimalistic exterior design language of the car is continued inside as well. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe features a relaxingly luxurious ambience. All control elements are clearly arranged. The use of trim finishers, for instance, is restricted to the sports carstyle transition between the centre console and the instrument panel.

The newly developed sports seats are upholstered as standard in Vernasca leather. The fulled leather trim for the door shoulders and instrument panel is also standard. The low seating position of both rear seats allow the head restraints to be designed as an integral part of the backrests. The rear backrest can be split 50 : 50 as standard and folded down to increase the capacity of the 420-litre luggage compartment.

The luxurious character of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe can be further enhanced by a number of top-quality optional extras. The range includes the BMW Display Key, telephony with wireless charging, climate seats, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, as well as glass applications for selected controls. Moreover, there is a choice of model specific options from BMW Individual.

The inclusion of the BMW Operating System 7.0 display and control concept as standard on the new BMW 8 Series Coupe makes sure the driver is supplied with the right information at the right time. Customisable and personalised displays can be called up in both the instrument cluster and the 10.25-inch Control Display.

The BMW Live Cockpit Professional comes as standard and comprises a fully digital instrument cluster with a 12.3-inch display, in the centre. The further improved BMW Head-Up Display can also be found on the list of standard equipment and features a larger projection area, new content and optimised graphics.

New BMW 8 Series Coupe 2018 Rear Quarter

Heading the model range is the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe which is powered by a newly developed 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology. This motor is able to generate 530 hp between 5500 and 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 750 Nm is available over a wide rev range from 1800 to 4600 rpm. The new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds.

The new BMW 840d xDrive Coupe is fitted with a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel unit with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. This engine delivers a maximum output of 320 hp and peak torque of 680 Nm which is available as low down as 1750 rpm. The sports car is able to sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in only 4.9 seconds. A sports exhaust system has been specially configured for this model and the emission control system includes SCR catalytic converter with urea injection making it compliant with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard.

Power to the wheels is transferred via a new, improved version of the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. Shift paddles on the steering wheel are included as standard for manual gear selection. The BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system likewise operates more efficiently than ever before. The electronically controlled rear differential lock comes fitted as standard on the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe.

The standard equipment for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe includes the Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers. This allows the action of the springs and dampers to be regulated with great precision.

Integral Active Steering is also standard. This system reduces the turning circle when manoeuvring, increases agility and makes changing lanes or taking corners at high speeds even more effortless.The optional active roll stabilisation feature for the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe endows the car with even sportier handling characteristics. It enables particularly swift and accurate compensation of body roll during high-speed driving manoeuvres, thus improving agility and handling stability both when entering and exiting corners.

The standard specification for the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe also includes exceptionally powerful M Sport brakes along with 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with high-performance tyres. This BMW M Performance model is also instantly recognisable by its exclusive exterior appointments in Cerium Grey, an M rear spoiler and illuminated door sills bearing the model name.

These are complemented by equipment features that also form part of the M Sport package available for the new BMW 840d xDrive Coupe, including multifunction seats, M leather steering wheel and interior trim strips in a stainless steel mesh design. The M Sport package additionally comprises 19inch M light-alloy wheels, M Sport brakes and illuminated door sills with M logo.

New BMW 8 Series Coupe Orange Front 2018

The M Technic Sport Package is available as a further option for the BMW 840d xDrive Coupe and adds, among other things, 20-inch M light-alloy wheels with high-performance tyres, an even more powerful M Sport braking system, the electronically controlled differential lock, the M rear spoiler and extended BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line trim.

Numerous cutting-edge driver assistance systems are available to boost the comfort and safety of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe, in particular. The line-up includes Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, the Steering and lane control assistant, the Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning systems, the Lane Keeping Assistant with side collision protection and evasion aid, BMW Night Vision, as well as the Crossing traffic warning, Priority warning and Wrong-way warning systems.

Besides steering, the Parking Assistant takes over the job of controlling the accelerator and brakes. The system also comprises the Reversing Assistant, which makes it possible to reverse easily for a distance of up to 50 metres by steering the vehicle back along the exact path it recently drove forwards

The BMW Connected personal mobility assistant is available for seamless connectivity between the vehicle and digital devices. The digital services available for use in the new BMW 8 Series Coupe include hazard warnings obtained from interconnectivity with other BMW vehicles, “over-the-air” software upgrading, the integration of Microsoft Office 365 and Skype for Business, as well as the BMW Digital Key, which allows customers to unlock the vehicle and start the engine using a smartphone


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