The new BMW 8 Series Coupé will be launched in November 2018 and will be built at BMW’s Dingolfing plant, which is also home to the BMW 7 Series Saloon. BMW says the number ‘8’ in the model name stands for a high- ranking status within its product range.
Sold alongside the new petrol M850i xDrive Coupé, the new 840d xDrive Coupé has a 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line diesel with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology delivers a maximum output of 316 bhp and peak torque of 502 ft lb. The engine employs multi-stage turbocharging technology, enabling the car to sprint to 62mph from rest in only 4.9 seconds.
Average fuel consumption comes in at 46.3mpg, equating to CO2 emissions of 160g/km. The system of emission control incorporating BMW BluePerformance technology comprises a particulate filter, an oxidation catalyst, a NOX adsorption catalyst, as well as an SCR catalyst with AdBlue injection for further reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions.
Both engines use an improved version of the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, with reduced weight, a newly developed controller and a gear ratio spread that has been increased from 7.07 to 8.59. BMW says that as a result, it is possible to achieve significant efficiency gains with reduced engine speeds, particularly when driving in higher gears. Shift paddles on the steering wheel are included for manual gear selection, while the transmission features a Launch Control function for accelerating from a standing start with maximum power and traction.