Official: BMW introduced the 8-Series
BMW 8-Series – this model was not produced for almost 20 years
Those of you who are hoping that the production version of the new 8 Series will not go too far from the concept, can finally exhale in peace. Everything remains in their places.
Of course, the radiator grille is not so massive, and the lights are not smooth, without a change of course, nowhere, but agree that they are very small. As for the rear of the new coupe – it is similar to what was previously disclosed concept 8-Series.
The Bavarians hope to not only begin selling the road version of the luxury coupe, but along with this bet on sports. Here is a very peculiar approach to the layout of the premium sports car and elaboration of the “little things”, without which expensive model would be unable to compete with rivals both on track and on the race track.
Externally, the design of the new 8-Series is sleek and dynamic, it is mixed “muscular” lines with smooth broad shape and low sides. This cruise ship seemed to flow on the road surface. But while it is easy to discern the features of a BMW.
New BMW 8-Series have the following dimensions: a length of 4,843 mm, a width of 1,902 mm and a height 1,341 mm. the Wheelbase corresponds to 2,822 mm. These dimensions give the new BMW a very dynamic and stable stance on the road.
Two engine choices (in Europe)
At the start of the new BMW 8-Series will be available with two engine options. Version of the model 840d xDrive will operate a six-cylinder 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo unit with diesel power: 315 HP 680 Nm of peak torque available from 1.750 rpm, BMW says that the coupe version will make the sprint to 100 km / h in 4.9 seconds. Such is the basic version for the budget conscious lovers of luxury Tourer coupe.
Another version M850i xDrive will operate the new 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8. There’s already 523 horses and 750 Nm of peak torque available from 1.800 rpm. the New BMW xDrive M850i able to pull from 0 to 100 km / h in a very impressive 3.7 seconds.
Both engine models are paired to an improved version of eight-speed automatic transmission Steptronic Sport, which differs from the ordinary automatic transmission by the availability of new software and optimized hydraulic control unit, which will offer not only a more sporty gear change, but the best efficiency (cost-effectiveness) and smoothness of operation.
Adaptive suspension as standard, the active stabilizer bars as an option
Standard “eight” includes the adaptive suspension, the M-class with electronically controlled shock absorbers on both versions of the model, and integrated active steering (Integral Active Steering) BMW. Those who choose the xDrive model M850i, will be able among other things to the active stabilization coupe (active stabilizer bars). A full range of active safety systems is also access to a prestigious car, and it includes things like active cruise control (Active Cruise Control) with Stop & Go function, aides in steering and tracking the lane, Lane Keeping Assistant, with protection against lateral collisions, Parking Assistant and other technologies.
Inside the new flagship BMW will greet you with the most recent operating system Operating System 7.0 (the new name displays and the toolbar). Information the Board received the diagonal of 10.25 inches and is controlled by touch, by voice, or by “the whirlings” iDrive. The digital instrument panel is measured 12.3 inches in diameter and has many options and choices of graphics for every mood. In the tunnel you can see the new washer-the Twister is made of glass.
Somewhere between the S-Class Coupe and 911
BMW believes that somewhere between coupe Mercedes S-Class and the Porsche 911 there is a gap, and the new 8-Series will be able to offer the best of both worlds: the exciting driving experience of a sports car paired with a luxurious cabin that will never go out of fashion and is no longer a sign of wealth.