No more teasers and „leaks“ of information — the company BMW has officially unveiled the 8 series coupe under the symbol G15. The new car got the adaptive M suspension as standard equipment and first tested the original concept of interfaces under the operating system BMW 7.0.
In the BMW did not waste time on trifles and at once showed the world a new „eight“ in top version M850i xDrive Coupe. Its distinctive features: 20-inch alloy wheels from the package M performance, high speed tires, rear M spoiler and door openings, decorated with illuminated logos of the model. However, even without these additions the new 8 series stands out against other cars. Thus, the radiator grille are a single massive hexagonal element and combined with wide air intakes and a very slim front led headlamps. Precisely defined shoulder line that runs through the body to the tail lights, and the roof was double-curved „double-bubble“ like classic cars, smoothly flows into the rear window. The car’s width and low center of gravity emphasize the horizontal and diagonal lines in the rear and led rear lights with the „3D effect“.
Air intakes, lining the exterior mirrors, rear spoiler and rear diffuser package, additional Carbon is made of carbon fiber.
Coupe length 4843 mm, width 1902 mm height: 1341 mm and the wheelbase is 2822 mm.
Standard and optional alloy wheels „shod“ wheels in tires, which are designed special chassis tuning. The BMW xDrive Coupe M850i surcharge will establish the function of active suppression of the rolls.
In the optionally available adaptive led headlights system-beam assistant BMW Laserlight and BMW Selective Beam
On the reduction of aerodynamic drag is working almost flat bottom, active management of air flaps, the side air intakes in the front bumper, the air ducts in the front wings and narrow base of the exterior mirrors. Additional front spoiler BMW xDrive Coupe M850i minimizes lift on the front axle that occurs at high speeds.
All elements of the interior are directed longitudinally and explained in BMW, the focus on sports driving. Decorative plates decorated with only the transition between the Central console and the instrument cluster and sports seats as standard covered with leather Vernasca. In addition, standard equipment includes leather door trim and front panel.
In front of the driver is a fully digital instrument panel diagonal of 12.3 inches, and on the right is the main display with a diagonal of 10.25 inches. A new concept on the basis of the Board „OSes“ BMW 7.0 allows you to display the screens different content depending on the situation, for example, longitudinal overload during acceleration or cross-over cornering. To interact with the car offered in several ways: using the buttons on the steering wheel, the iDrive controller, touch input, voice control or gesture control on the new 5 series and 7 series.
BMW 8 series Coupe
In M850i BMW xDrive Coupe will debut the new engine 4.4 V8 TwinPower Turbo. Increasing power to 68 BHP compared with the previous V8 engine brought peak value up to 530 HP at 5500-6000 rpm. the Maximum torque was 750 Nm, available in a rpm range from 1800 to 4600 rpm. In the end, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in the marked version is 3.7 seconds.
Told the Germans about diesel BMW 840d xDrive Coupe with a 3.0-liter inline „six“ power of 320 HP and torque of 680 Nm at 1750 rpm. a car accelerates 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds. Engines combined with the updated 8-mortar Sport Steptronic with shift paddles. Transmission was the increased range of gear ratios, the new control program and an optimized hydraulic drive.
The Luggage compartment volume of 420 liters. The rear seatbacks fold in the ratio of 50:50.
According to the developers of BMW, the top strut front suspension with double wishbones and flat amplifier five-link rear suspension optimizes chassis rigidity and increase responsiveness to management. At the same time the increased camber of both axes increases the vehicle’s ability to resist lateral forces in high-speed turns. In addition to adaptive M suspension with electronically dampers, standard on the new BMW 8 series Coupe comes with integral active steering. It reduces the turning radius increases maneuverability and facilitates rebuilding and passing high-speed turns.
In the list of available equipment 8 series: active cruise control with Stop & Go function, an assistant of the rebuild and retain the strip with the active side impact protection, warning system of the dangers when changing lanes and leaving the strip, night vision and warning system traffic moving in the transverse direction. The Parking assistant on the new BMW control not only steering but also speed and Parking brake. And he includes an assistant to reverse, allowing for movement backward along previously traversed paths at distances up to 50 m.
European start of sales is scheduled for November 2018 and the official price yet. German Auto Bild predicts that M850i BMW xDrive will cost about as Porsche 911 Carrera 4S— 120 000 – 125 000 euros and a BMW xDrive 840d — from 100 000 euros. In 2019 should receive a full BMW M8 with more powerful motor 600 HP and a price tag of at least 180 000 euros.