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The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe

The new BMW 8 Series Coupé is the start of a new chapter in BMW’s long and illustrious history of making iconic and sensational sports cars. With outstanding performance, emotion-stirring design, state-of-the-art luxury and advanced equipment technology, the BMW 8 Series is one of the most exciting new models to emerge in recent years.

The car will be launched in November 2018 and will be built at BMW’s Dingolfing plant, which is also home to the BMW 7 Series Saloon – a plant with a fine track record in dynamic luxury motoring. The number ‘8’ in the model name stands for a high- ranking status within BMW’s product range. As in the past with the BMW Z8 and also with the current BMW i8, it is reserved for sporty cars that also fire the emotions. It’s a key component in the luxury segment model offensive set out by the BMW Group as part of its NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy.

As part of that strategy the primary development objective for the new BMW 8 Series was thrilling driving dynamics. Body, powertrain and suspension were consistently honed to achieve the best agility, precision and poise expected of a top-class sports car. In the process, remarkably powerful engines were combined with the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system and BMW EfficientLightweight design measures. To compound this sporting nature the it was also developed alongside the BMW M8 GTE – a race that has already proven its potential in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) long-distance races and in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) held in North

Model Power
Torque (Nm) 0 – 62mph (Seconds) Top Speed (mph) Combined (mpg) CO2 Emissions (g/km) From
BMW 840d xDrive 320 680 4.9 155* 46.3 160 £76,270
M850i xDrive** 530 750 3.7 155* 28.3 228 £100,045

*Electronically limited

** All figures are provisional and subject to change

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