Start of production for new BMW 8 Series Coupé
Earlier this month, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing began series production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé, the sportscar that will launch the BMW model offensive in the luxury segment.
Dr. Andreas Wendt, head of BMW Group Plant Dingolfing: “As the plant that builds the BMW 7 Series sedans, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing has outstanding expertise in producing vehicles for the luxury segment. We are optimally prepared for production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé. I am sure our customers around the world will love this luxury sportscar.”
The new 8 Series Coupé will feature an intelligent lightweight construction, with a clever mix of materials, some of which include the likes of steel, plastic, aluminium and carbon fibre. In addition to the supporting structures at the front and rear of the vehicle, other components, such as the roof, doors, and bonnet of the all-new 8 Series Coupé, are made of aluminium. The key highlight however lies in the roof of the car; for it is the first ever in a series-production BMW model to have one made from carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP).
Two engine choices will be available for the new BMW 8 Series Coupé. A 4.4-litre petrol V8 engine with 530 hp and a torque rating of 750 Nm and a 3.0-litre diesel engine with 320 hp and a torque rating of 680 Nm.