BMW 8 series Has been on Trend for Sometime. We first Heard about it on whispers of the big coupé’s revival back in 2016, and a year later , In 2017 BMW officially confirmed it with the unveiling of the stunning Concept 8 Series.
This new 8 Series ushers in a new design form that will soon filter through BMW’s entire line-up. Its a great Machine and BMW has Unveiled it at the Right Time. As This car is the Game Changer , BMW has revived the 8-series nameplate which was last seen in 1999 in its international line-up by finally unveiling the new two-door coupé at Le Mans 24 Hours.According to the Sarah Lessmann who is the BMW 8 series global product manager, the new BMW 8-series Coupé has been designed to offer luxury of a Mercedes-Benz S-class with the performance of a Porsche 911.The BMW 8 series comes in Super Luxury Segment and it will Kick-start BMW’s Push in this Market.
BMW 8 Series – All you Need to Know
The BMW all new Sports Coupe will initially be offered in two versions for international markets. The 840d xDrive is powered by a 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel producing 320hp and 680Nm, with a claimed 0-100kph time of 4.9sec. Both models are equipped with an eight-speed gearbox that gets gear ratios that have been increased to aid performance. As their name implies, both models also get BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive system, though with a rear-biased set-up.
The range-topping M850i xDrive features a 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine which produces 532hp and 750Nm of torque between 1,800rpm and 4,600rpm. It can achieve 0-100kph in just 3.7sec, with a limited top speed of 250kph. The V8 engine has been tweaked significantly, which includes the addition of new, enlarged twin-scroll turbochargers that increase power by 68hp compared to previous versions.
BMW has not yet confirmed other engine options as of Now , But Mild Hybrid is Under Consideration.
Coming to the Infotainment, the 8 Series comes as standard with the Professional navigation system, featuring a 10.25-inch centre touchscreen, gesture control and the new BMW Operating System 7.0. Also standard is the new 12.3-inch BMW Live Cockpit Professional instrument display, with a hexagonal design incorporating a reverse-direction rev counter as well as new display functions including a portion of the navigation map.
Now talking about Other Features,it includes redesigned seat ventilation, the touchscreen BMW Display Key, Qi wireless smartphone charging and dynamic interior lighting to complement the standard ambient lighting. There’s also a choice of either a 16-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system or an illuminated 1,375-watt Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System to replace the standard 11-speaker system.Between the seats sits a new function cluster with active haptic feedback, housing the starter button, iDrive controller, the Driving Experience Control switches and the stubby gearlever. These controls can be had in glass as an option, with the multifaceted gearlever featuring an illuminated “8” symbol.
Looks : At the Front side ,it include the slit-like headlights which are the slimmest headlights ever fitted on a BMW model, available with either standard LED lighting or the optional adaptive Laserlight with Selective Beam – as well as the trapezoidal double kidney grille and single-piece chrome surround.Moving to the rear of the car, one can spot the trademark L-shaped full-LED tail lights, the sculpted rear spoiler as well as the dual trapezoidal exhausts. As usual, there’s an M Sport package incorporating a jutting front spoiler with larger air intakes, deeper side skirts and a more aggressive rear diffuser.
The long straked bonnet and low-slung double bubble roof give the 8 Series classical sports car proportions, while the deep side surfacing is carried by twin character lines that flow from the Air Breather vents. The upper line sweeps upwards to form the muscular rear haunches, emphasised by the tapered glasshouse.
According to Sarah Lessmann , 8 series will fill the Gap between Mercedes-Benz’s S-class Coupé and Porsche’s 911.