In the final stages of the series production development process, the new BMW 8 Series Coupe is currently finalising real-world testing in Wales. BMW has redeveloped the V8 engine, and enhanced their proprietary "intelligent" four-wheel drive technology.
A suite of technologies will include active rear axle differential lock, adaptive M suspension Professional with active roll stabilisation and Integral Active Steering. Yet BMW say it will be as comfortable as putting on a pari of carpet slippers.
The BMW M850i will feature xDrive (AWD), Active Steering and active roll stability. Electronically controlled dampers are able to provide for maximum wheel stability at any time.
The new V8 power unit emits 530 hp and has a maximum torque 750 Nm and is available at 1,800 rpm and is mated to a short-shift, 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission.
With the test drives in Wales, developers are rounding off the exceptionally diverse and intensive programme for the series development of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe.
The BMW 8 Series Coupe will go on sale during the course of 2018. The digit 8 in the model designation refers to the new model’s prominent position within BMW’s product range.
As was once the case with BMW Z8 and currently the BMW i8, it stands for highly emotional and exceptionally sporty vehicles. Thus, the BMW 8 Series Coupe will become a crucial component of the luxury segment model initiative laid down by the BMW Group in its NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy.