News We'll Finally See the Production BMW 8 Series at Le Mans

16:58  16 may  2018
16:58  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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When the 24 Hours of Le Mans kicks off next month, BMW plans to enter not one but two M 8 GTE race cars . Those won’t be the only examples of the 8 Series at the race, though. That’s because the day before the start of Le Mans , BMW will also reveal the production 8 Series coupe .

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When the 24 Hours of Le Mans kicks off next month, BMW plans to enter not one but two M8 GTE race cars. Those won't be the only examples of the 8 Series at the race, though. That's because the day before the start of Le Mans, BMW will also reveal the production 8 Series coupe.

"There isn't be a better setting for the world premiere of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe than the 24-hour race at Le Mans," said Klaus Fr hlich, BMW's head of development, in a statement. "The race is a pure demonstration of passion, dynamics and long-distance capability. These characteristics define our new sports car in a special way."

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That’s because the day before the start of Le Mans , BMW will also reveal the production 8 Series coupe. These characteristics define our new sports car in a special way.” From the sound of it, we won’t see the M 8 or the production 8 Series Gran Coupe just yet.

We 've seen spy photos, teasers, and concepts, but the BMW 8 Series will finally debut at Le Mans on Mark your calendars, in just a few months BMW will finally pull the sheet off of its long-anticipated 8 Underneath the exterior wrap, the production bodies with production headlights, taillights, vents

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From the sound of it, we won't see the M8 or the production 8 Series Gran Coupe just yet. Instead, it will be the entry-level M850i xDrive Coupe. But based on the prototype we drove back in April, the M850i won't feel like a base model at all. It rides on 20-inch wheels, packs a 4.4-liter V-8 good for 530 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, sends its power to all four wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic, and offers an electronically controlled differential, rear steering, and continuously variable dampers. Owners who want to improve agility even further can add electrically actuated active anti-roll bars.

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Unlike its most obvious competitor, the luxury-focused Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe, BMW says the M850i was developed to drive on a track as well as it handles the open road. In fact, one engineer went so far as to boast that "99 percent of drivers can't get a better lap time out of a 911 than this car." That's a big claim, especially for a luxury flagship, but we're certainly looking forward to testing it out.

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Update: BMW 8 Series Finally Arrives With Sexy Shape, 523-HP Biturbo V8. Best case scenario, we ’ ll get to see it at the Paris Motor Show in October. BMW returns to Le Mans – with the world premiere of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe.

However, now we ’ve been given a firm release date: the new 8 series will be revealed on 15th June, just a few days before this year’s Le Mans . BMW car Production Assembly Plant Regensburg, BMW 2- Series Gran Tourer, Produktion 2er Gran Tourer - Продолжительность: 15:38 Autogefühl

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