We bring you live videos of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe

8-Series, Videos | June 15th, 2018 by 2
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The latest, greatest and shiniest toy from BMW is finally here – The All-New, Reborn, BMW 8 Series Coupe. And what a better fitting place …

The latest, greatest and shiniest toy from BMW is finally here – The All-New, Reborn, BMW 8 Series Coupe. And what a better fitting place to unveil the new luxury coupe than the racing grounds in Le Mans, France where BMW will compete tomorrow in the iconic 24 hrs of Le Mans. The M8 GTE, which is based on the 8 Series, and for the first time completed ahead of the production series vehicle, has also returned to Le Mans and hopes to repeat its previous success.

As always, the BMWBLOG team is on-site to bring you unique and most importantly, real-time content. We started earlier with some exclusive photos and now we continue with a series of videos which can be seen on our Youtube channel, on Facebook or embedded below.

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Additionally, you can find below the official videos released by BMW earlier today.

The 8 Series is going to be built on BMW’s CLAR architecture and it’s going to be lighter, sharper and more dynamic than the 6 Series Coupe it replaces. A lot of that has to do with its Carbon Core technology, which gives the 8 Series some carbon fiber in its chassis structure, keeping the weight down while also increasing structural rigidity. That will help it be sharper and more agile when the roads get twisty.

At launch, there will be two models available — the BMW 840d xDrive and the more exciting BMW M850i xDrive. The former will get a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six diesel that makes 320 hp and 501 lb-ft of torque. The M850i xDrive will also be the only model available in North America at launch, though expect the M8 and a potential 840i with BMW’s B58 inline-six engine.

Specifications
2019 BMW M850i xDrive

BMW M850i xDrive

Seats

4

Number of Doors

2

Drive type

AWD

Length

inches

191.2

Width

inches

74.9

Width including mirrors

inches

84.1

Height

inches

53.0

Wheelbase

inches

111.1

Ground clearance

inches

5.0

Turning radius

feet

19.5

Shoulder width front

inches

57.2

Shoulder room rear

inches

46.9

Legroom front

inches

42.1

Legroom rear

inches

29.5

Headroom front

inches

38.9

BMW M850i xDrive

Headroom rear

inches

33.6

Trunk volume (SAE)

ft³

14.8

Fuel Tank capacity

gallons

18.0

Curb weight

lbs.

4,478

Gross vehicle weight

lbs.

5,280

Payload

lbs.

772

Engine type

N63B44T3

Cylinders

8

Valves per cylinder

4

Stroke

mm

88.3

Bore

mm

89.0

Displacement

cm³

4,395

Compression rate

:1

10.5

Engine power

hp

523

at rpm

1/min

5,500 – 6,000

Engine torque

ft. lbs.

553

at rpm

1/min

1,800-4,600

Fuel type

gasoline

Recommended Fuel

AKI 91

Engine oil capacity

quarts

11.0

Output per liter

hp/liter

119.0

Transmission type

8HP76 Sport

Transmission type

automatic

Gear ratios 1st gear

5.50

2nd

3.52

3rd

2.20

4th

1.72

5th

1.32

6th

1.00

7th

0.82

8th

0.64

Reverse gear

-3.71

Final drive ratio

3.40

Power-steering type

EPS

Steering ratio

:1

16.3

Tires 20” front

245/35R20 95Y XL

Tires 20” rear

275/30R20 97Y XL

Wheels 20” front & rear

inches

8.0J x 20 / 9.0J x 20 LM

Track, front

inches

64.1

Rear, track

inches

64.6

Cx

0.31

BMW M850i xDrive

0-60 mph

seconds

3.6

Top speed

mph

155

EPA Fuel Economy, city / hwy

mpg

TBD

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