Thursday, June 21, 2018
2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe Loaded With Features
The all-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe, initially available as the BMW M850i xDrive variant, is powered by a new 523 horsepower 4.4-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine mated to an eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with wider ratios and sportier gear shifts. The Driving Experience Control switch has SPORT and SPORT+ and the comfort-oriented damper setting in ECO Pro and COMFORT modes. When travelling at speeds between 9 – 99 mph, the powertrain is decoupled as soon as the driver lifts off the accelerator so the vehicle can then simply coast along at idling speed and with minimized fuel consumption. There's active steering of the rear wheels by up to 2.5 degrees. The standard audio system comprises eleven speakers and a digital amplifier, while the optional Harman Kardon Surround Sound System features 16 speakers, and there's an optional Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. Also available in addition to optional heated seats are newly designed climate seats for driver and front passenger where cooled air is drawn in from the interior then guided along the body to the seats’ built-in fans for particularly effective temperature control of the seat cushions and backrests.
The BMW 8 Series Coupe is equipped with standard Cruise Control with braking function as well as Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function, the latest version of which alerts the driver when a cyclist is detected. Depending on the situation, the system can bring the vehicle to a halt to either avoid a collision or minimize its consequences. For parking and maneuvering, the active Park Distance Control with sensors at the front and rear is standard and provides visual and acoustic warnings to avoid colliding with obstacles at the sides or rear of the vehicle.