modified Image of the new BMW Series 8 of the forward officially by the manufacturer
The next June 15, 2018, BMW will debut officially in one of the competitions most demanding in the world, the 24 hours of Le Mans, with the BMW M8 GTE as one of the protagonists of the event. And is not that line up on the grid two units of this model, but the version of street, also will debut formally: the new BMW 8 Series.
With the market launch scheduled for this year 2018, and after more than two years carrying out a continuous follow-up through photos spies that we have been offering since the beginning, the time has come to see the new luxury coupe fully naked without a piece of that camo adhesive that has been hiding each line master of your body.
In fact, BMW forward this communication with a picture in which we can see in a first plane to the model that will compete for the throne of the resistance and, in the background and a little more dark, new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe, which we have already seen as a prototype camouflaged in the last few weeks.
In the foreground, the new BMM M8 GTE which will race at Le Mans. In the background, and more dark, the new BMW 8 Series in body color “Blue Barcelona”
Painted “Blue Barcelona”, the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupe is the version more sports the offer made by the specialists from BMW M Performance loaded technology and equipped with an engine of eight cylinders in V, with 4.4 liters of displacement, and a maximum power of 530 horses. The block is the well-known N63, which is located under the hood of other models, but which has undergone a thorough revision by adopting two new turbochargers for increased capacity and a new fuel injection system of high pressure to achieve a bonus of no less than seventy horses.
With a torque of 750 Nm from just 1,800 rpm, the power is transmitted to the asphalt via all-wheel drive system to four-wheel xDrive with a predominance of the rear axle provided by the differential electronic rear axle with lock-out function and an automatic gearbox eight-speed with tare sports. Serial, adds active steering, suspension, adaptive with active control of sway bars and a tires mounted specification of high performance with light alloy wheels of 20 inches.
Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of management of BMW AG, points on the new BMW 8 Series Coupé “The power delivery is spontaneous, offering a level of agility and the highest degree of precision in driving situations extremely dynamic which underline the personality, proven in competition, being equally convincing in the role of a real GranTurismo that pampers its passengers not only with the ride comfort on long stretches of freeway or on rural roads, but also with its modern, luxurious atmosphere and equipment of first-class”.