After being officially introduced last month, the new BMW Series 8 has now begun to be produced at the Bavarian interior plant at Dingolfing in Germany.
In this factory is also manufactured the BMW Series 5 and 7, and the Bavarian manufacturer has invested several million euros in order to build the Model 8 in this factory.
Also, as stated by the company, “thanks to this investment, a large number of digital innovations have been introduced in the manufacturing process”.
The new Series 8 is currently being produced only with a coupe version, but there is also a convertible and a five-door Gran Coupe. All three variants have an extreme, “M” version.
When it comes to production of cups, only the version of the BMW M850i xDrive is currently being produced, which can be seen on recordings and photographs from the factory. This model was powered by a bi-turbo V8 4,4 liter working capacity, which is connected to an eighth automatic automatic gearbox. The aggregate develops 523 horsepower and 750 Nm of maximum torque.
Thanks to this, this car from 0 to 100 km / h accelerates for only 3.7 seconds, and achieves maximum speed that is electronically limited to 250 km / h.
BMW Coupe Series 8 is made of a combination of steel, plastic, aluminum and carbon fibers. Body panels such as roof and door are made of aluminum.
“Since our factory is already producing Series 7 models, we have great experience in the construction of luxury car segment vehicles,” said Andreas Wendt, chief of the factory. “We are ready to produce a new model, and I’m sure those who buy it, will enjoy it,” he added.
When it starts selling from November this year, the new BMW Series 8 will be available with two aggregates. One of the above mentioned, the version will carry the M850i xDrive and the other 840d xDrive, and will have a three-liter diesel twin turbo generator that generates 315 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque.
The starting price of the diesel aggregate will be around 100,000 euros, while the initial price of the M850i xDrive will be 125,700 euros in Germany.