BMW introduces the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe for 2019. Initially available as the BMW M850i xDrive variant, the coupe makes its return to the U.S. after 20 years and writes a new chapter in the luxury sports coupe’s story of outstanding performance, beautiful design and state of the art technology.
The directive for the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe’s design is to provide a thrilling driving experience. Body, powertrain and suspension are honed to achieve the agility, precision and poise expected of a top-class luxury sports coupe.
The exterior design of the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe exudes a very modern form of sporting appeal beautifully blended with an air of exclusiveness and sensual allure. The car’s low-slung design, an elongated silhouette with a slim window pillars, a roofline with a distinctive “double-bubble” contouring, a long wheelbase and wide track are the defining elements of the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe’s proportions.
The new BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine now generates 523 horsepower between 5,500 and 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque from 1,800 to 4,600 rpm. Power is transferred to the wheels via the latest-generation eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission that boasts a wider gear ratio spread, even sportier gear shifts and can be operated by means of shift paddles on the steering wheel.
Completing the all-round package for an engaging driving experience is the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system, which is fitted in a newly improved version that has been tuned for this specific model. The rear-wheel bias of the xDrive system and the rear differential lock fitted as standard on the all-new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe ensure maximum agility and precision when the car’s sporting capabilities are being put to the test.
Compiled by Motor Matters