Production of the previous 8-series ended in 1999, but now BMW has a new 8-series. And the new BMW has already entered production at the company’s Dingolfing factory in Germany where the automaker has invested a “low three-digit-million euro” figure to get the plant ready for the 8 Series revival.
The company does not speak how much was specifically invested in the factory in Lower Bavaria, limiting itself to the press release only ” three-digit-million euro.” But, in any case, the company was completely modernized for starting the production of a brand-new 8-series Coupe.
In Dingolfing, the 8 series will join the 5th and 7th, and this will be the first BMW production car produced with a CFRP roof. For the time being, only the coupe is being put together by BMW’s skilled workers, but we already know an 8 Series Convertible and an 8 Series Gran Coupe are on their way, with all three body styles to get the full-on M treatment.
It is known that the M850i xDrive will be equipped with a 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces 530 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque, which is quite enough to accelerate the coupe to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds on the way to electronically limited maximum 250 km/ h. Fans of diesel engines should like the 840d xDrive with a 3.0-liter diesel and also an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine can develop 320 hp. and 680 Nm. Such a car can accelerate to the first “hundred” in 4.9 seconds.
The debut of the BMW M8 will take place at the end of the year and expect at least 600 hp from this car. As a final chord, the three road-going 8 Series body styles have a track-only equivalent in the shape of the M8 GTE, which is powered by BMW’s most efficient racing engine ever.