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BMW 8 Series Coupe makes global debut ahead of launch

BMW has unveiled the new 2019 8 Series at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Exuding power and performance, luxury and opulence, the BMW 8 Series two door coupe.

The coupe measures 4,843mm in length and used BMW’s proprietary Carbon Core construction to enhance stiffness and strength while reducing overall weight. Materials such as magnesium, aluminum and light weight steels are also in use with unladed weight which stands at 1890 kgs.

BMW 8 Series coup has been developed on the lines of the M8 GTE race car and has been put to the test across Nurburgring Nordschleife. It is designed to offer performance of a Porsche 911 with luxury of a Mercedes Benz S Class.

BMW 8 Series will be offered in two versions. The top of the range M850i xDrive will be powered by a 4.4 liter, V8 engine offering 532 hp peak power and 750 Nm peak torque between 1,800-4,600 rpm. This engine allows acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 250 kmph.

The 840d xDrive is powered by a 3.0 liter, inline, 6 cylinder diesel engine offering 320 hp peak power and 680 Nm peak torque with acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph in 4.9 seconds. Both engines get mated to an 8 speed gearbox and both models are all wheel drive systems.

BMW 8 Series measures 4,843mm in length, 1,902mm in width and 1,341mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,822mm and boot space of 420 liters. It sits on 18” wheels while 19” and 20” wheels are offered as options, fitted the bespoke Bridgestone tyres measuring245/35 R20 at the front, 275/30 R20 at the rear.

It receives 395mm M Sport brakes, adaptive power steering, integral active steering and limited slip differential. Exteriors are seen with a distinctive kidney grille, slim headlamps and tail lamps, two sets of exhaust pipes, massive bumpers and large front and rear spoilers.

Interiors, which exude luxury boast of bespoke seating in quality leather upholstery, 12.3” instrument display and 10.25” central touchscreen. The steering wheel is also leather encased as are door panels and there is a diamond cut gear selector and other controls.

On board safety features include active cruise control as standard and options of lane keeping assist which are parts of the Driving Assistant Professional pack. Entertainment system also includes a Harmon Kardon sound system, optional Bowers and Wilkins Diamond system, LED multicolor ambient lighting and wireless device charging system.

BMW 8 Series will make its official launch in November 2018 and will be produced at the BMW Dingolfing plant. No prices have also been announced as on date and will be revealed closer to launch.

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