Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

New BMW 8 Series will DEBUT on 15 June at Le Mans

New BMW 8 Series will DEBUT on 15 June at Le Mans

The new luxury sports vehicle was developed parallel to the BMW M8 GTE with which BMW Motorsport will again take to the Le Mans starting grid the next day for the first time since 2011.

BMW has officially revealed its plans of reentering Le Mans endurance racing after exiting the racing discipline in 2011. The debut of the production model has benefitted tremendously from the experience gained from motor racing.

BMW is light on details, but it is understood that the 8 Series Coupe is being built on the 7 Series' CLAR platform, and thus should also feature the flagship car's Carbon Core chassis.

And yet, recently, the Network was opened the interior of the new BMW 8 Series.

After concept cars and spy photos too numerous to mention, the new BMW 8 Series coupe will make its official debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The initial offering will be called the M850i xDrive, confirming the vehicle will use an all-wheel-drive system.

The Bavarians are making a big deal in particular about the new M850i xDrive Coupe, which will feature a new V-8 engine, adaptive M suspension with Active Roll Stabilization, intelligent four-wheel drive, Integral Active Steering, and a controlled rear axle differential lock, among other yet-to-be-announced features. "These characteristics define our new sports auto in a special way", Klaus Fröhlich, head of development for BMW, said in a prepared statement.

Previously, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Harald Krüger has said that the 8 Series be "the next model in the expansion of our luxury-car offering and will raise the benchmark for coupes in the segment".

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