The highlight of the BMW world this month is the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe. The second-generation of the iconic grand tourer made its debut at the 24 hrs of Le Mans where it was presented in the form of the M850i Coupe model and its launch colors – Barcelona Blue and Sunset Orange.
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Apart from the car’s importance, as it brings back a nameplate after a 20-year hiatus, the new 8 Series is going to be the most expensive model in the range, topping the 7 Series in this department. The U.S pricing for the new BMW 8 Series has yet to be announced, but the German market has already received the price details for the two launch models. The entry-level BMW 840d xDrive will start at 100,000 euros in Germany, which is roughly on par with the 740d xDrive limousine, which costs at least 99,600 euros.
The top model of the 8er range – the M850i xDrive – which will also be available in the United States – is priced at 125,700 euros, higher than the 600 horsepower M5 and its 117,900 euros price tag.
Fitted standard with xDrive AWD and an eight-speed automatic, the 8 Series will go to 62 mph in either 3.7 seconds in M850i trim with the 530-hp V8 and launch control; or 4.9 seconds with the 320-hp 501-lb-ft-of-torque 3.0-liter diesel in the 840d.
The new 8 Series is a sports car and a grand tourer in one. It should slot into the sizeable gap between the Porsche 911 and Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe. The 8 Series Coupe is wider, lower and shorter than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, aiming for the sportier side of the GT segment.
Today, you can download some wallpapers of the new 8 Series which can be used for your computer or mobile devices: