The New BMW - Series 2019 Edition
BMW 8-Series is looking forward to becoming the Gran Turismo
Finally! After 20 long years, the BMW 8 series has come back to rule the streets of the United States.
It’s all set to be brought into the market with the ever-so-powerful V8 twin-turbocharged engine with 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive.
For the price of $111,900, excluding the “Destination and Handling” charges of $995.
As it was speculated, the interior and exterior design of the car didn’t have a significant change from its prototype launch.
The launch of the BMW Concept 8-Series was held at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in the year 2017.
That was a good show if you ask me. There some mix reviews of the car at that time. Some even compared the car to the bigger version of the 6-Series.
Nevertheless, a majority of the attendants were fond of the big, luxurious German-made Coupes. These cars are fully loaded with the technology and safety prevention systems and of course, performance. And this is what BMW 8-Series promises to deliver.
The brand new BMW 8-Series is surely taking a little bit of inspiration from predecessors E31 models.
BMW plans to launch it as a coupe as well as a Cabrio. There is also an initiative to brought in a four-door Gran Coupe into the market.
With this latest model of the 8-Series, BMW is looking forward to becoming the Gran Turismo and beating its fiercest rivals Mercedes S-Class and Lexus LC 500.
When we look to the last time BMW manufactured such series was back in 1989 with its very first E31 generation. The series in the year 1999. BMW E31 model was made way ahead of its time as it was innovative and luxurious.
Innovative in the sense, when it shocked the world by introducing the first very drive-by-wire electronically controlled throttle. It was featured for both its V8 and V12 engine.
It was featured for both its V8 and V12 engine.
Let’s talk more about the technology and innovation of BMW
Furthermore, it was also the pioneer to use a CAN bus computer network in a car. That renders several control modules to enable all the convenience features of the 8-Series.
Not only that, it also pioneered in providing the feature of electronic traction and stability control. The automatic windows that could get lowered when you open the car door and rolled up when the car reaches above 140 mph.
All in all, this is just a brief summary of why this series is so important for BMW as they keep introducing new and latest technologies time and time again.
Let’s talk more about the technology and innovation of BMW. For instance, its initiative of Efficient Lightweight, it uses carbon fiber reinforced plastics or CFRPs for short. This is to make sure that the most modern technology is used in the latest 8-series to be light in weight, fuel efficient and have a better performance.
Under the suave sheet metal, there are active aero vents installed for better and improved dynamics at speed.
The new BMW 8-Series is also equipped with a full LED matrix headlight setup with LaserLight technology.
BMW’s Interior 2019
The new BMW 8-series has a lot to offer in the interior
The new BMW 8-series has a lot to offer in the interior. Starting up with the latest technology featured of HUD. the latest version of BMW connected digital services that support both Apple iPhones and Android smartphones, Google Home as well as it is compatible with Alexa devices and many more.
Furthermore, the 8-Series also brings for the first the Digital key, that makes use of Near Field Communication (NFC), succeeding the old and conventional car key.
This new technology gives comfort and eases to the driver to be able to lock/unlock the car and also turn on/off the ignition with a touch of your smartphone. However, you’d only be able to do it if you’re connected with the BMW Connected App.
Due to wireless connectivity, you don’t need to get worried about updating the app time and time again. As it gets updated automatically.
To provide assistance to the drivers, the 8-Series comes with the usual Driving Assistant suite. It takes in all the warning and alarming sounds for your active and passive safety precaution.
It also includes Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) with Active Side Collision Protection, Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Change Warning as well as Cross Traffic Warning System with automatic brakes.
BMW 8-Series Engine 2019
BMW 8-Series will be out for the masses in the fall this year in 2019.
The new 8-Series comes packing with a 4.4-liter twin-powered turbocharged gasoline V8 engine. Not only that, it features VALVETRONIC and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing.
These features are available in all the 4.4 liter engines BMW vehicles having the same twin-powered V8 that we all know and love.
The crossover SAVs also has the same system.
However, BMW’s in-house tuning firm has improved it considerably, BMW M Performance, to render better, smoother refinement and power delivery.
In the newest BMW 8-Series, engine and ignition system have been revised in order to support and be compatible with several upgrades.
Rendering 523 hp with 553 pound-feet of torque, reaching from 0-60 mph with a mere 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
BMW is also introducing the latest technology of active suspension and smoothing steering in the new 8-Series.
The new 8-Series has also got double-wishbone front suspension system while the rear has an arrangement of five-way links. There is also an active sway bar that runs to maintain the components flat and parallel on the pitch and roll axis.
Adaptive M suspension and Integral Active Steering come in BMW standards.
Integral Active Steering electro-mechanically upholds front-steering with a variable steering ratio system for the rear axle. Basically, it enables four-wheel steering.
That subsequently enables the rear wheels to pro actively make adjustments on the angles by 2.5 degrees for improved handling for not more than 45 mph.
All in all, it’s a magnificent moment for the manufacturers of one of the best innovating cars in the world. Even more so for the aficionados of the original 8-Series who have 20 long years to the beast of a vehicle Shipping to come back and take back its throne.