The new flagship BMW 8 Series Coupé is back and at its core is state-of-the-art luxury and advanced equipment technology. The BMW 8 Series will be launched in the UK in November 2018. The BMW 8 was also developed alongside the BMW M8 GTE – a homologated FIA World Endurance Championship racecar.
Available in diesel and petrol the versions, the BMW M850i xDrive is powered by a revised 530hp V8 twin-turbocharged petrol engine.
The new V8 has a 68hp increase in output with no impact on weight compared to the engine it replaces, at the same time, maximum torque has been raised by 100Nm to 750Nm.
The new M850i xDrive Coupé accelerates from zero to 62mph in just 3.7 seconds.
The new 840d xDrive Coupé utilises a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and delivers a maximum output of 320hp and peak torque of 680Nm.
Both models are electronically limited to a top speed of 155mph and use an improved version of the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.
Ultra slim LED headlights comes as standard, Laserlight with variable road illumination and Selective Beam is optional.
The BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system is also standard, the system can variably distribute of torque between the front and rear wheels, maximising traction and handling stability when driving in adverse road conditions.
Standard equipment includes a driver assistance systems process camera images as well as data gathered by ultrasonic and radar sensors to monitor the vehicle’s surroundings, to warn of potential hazards and to minimise the risk of an accident with corrective braking or steering inputs.
In addition, Cruise Control with braking function as well as Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking is standard, the latest version of which also alerts the driver when a cyclist is detected.
Depending on the situation, the system can bring the vehicle to a halt to either avoid a collision or minimise its consequences.
The BMW Head-Up Display comes as standard in the new BMW 8 Series Coupé and projects relevant driving information onto the windscreen in the form of graphics, is another key safety factor.
The latest generation features a projection area enlarged by 16 per cent, optimised graphics and additional content.
Prices start from £76,270 for the entry 840d and £100,045 for the M850i.