As expected, the new Series 8 Coupe replaces the Series 6. BMW wants to position its large 2 + 2 more upscale, hence the name that evokes the superb German GT appeared in 1989. If it does everything possible to display the the most aggressive style possible, especially with a “fastback” profile, taking over from a BMW as beautiful is certainly a delicate exercise.
On the engine side, the new large BMW is currently equipped with two blocks: a 340-hp six-cylinder diesel that the stalwart Motorsport player will repudiate, and a new evolution of the V8 biturbo 4.4 liters in M850i xDrive. With 530 hp and especially 76.5 mkg of torque available from 1800 rpm, the beast is already showing impressive performance on paper.
It cuts the 0 to 100 km / h in 3”7, but also claims a reasonable consumption under normal use (10.5 l / 100 km). This new Series 8 will expand its range in the coming months, most likely with a petrol variant of the six-cylinder supercharged line, but especially with an M8 version that will take over the group powerplant of the recent M5 generation F90.
Like the latter, it will switch to the all-wheel drive (disengaged) but could develop even more than the 625 hp version Competition. Like the previous Series 6, the Series 8 will also receive a cabriolet derivative. And the concept car M8 Gran Coupé discovered at the last Geneva Motor Show will soon be available in series, for fans of large sedans sporting temperament.
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