DRIVETRAIN AND CHASSIS TECHNOLOGIES IN THE BMW 8 SERIES GRAN COUPÉ
BMW TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine
The BMW TwinPower Turbo 8-cylinder petrol engine combines two turbochargers with Valvetronic fully variable valve control and the direct petrol injection High-Precision Injection. Its peak output is 390 kW (530 hp) with a maximum torque of 750 Nm. The two turbochargers are compactly positioned between the cylinder banks.
The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system smoothly and variably distributes drive power to the front and rear wheels for maximum traction, driving dynamics and safety in every driving situation. The innovative networking with all lateral dynamics control functions of the vehicle allows an arrangement from traction-oriented to maximal sporty driving dynamics.
BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine
Commanding power, silky smooth running and a stirring sound are the hallmarks of the new-generation BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine. With Double-VANOS, Valvetronic, High-Precision Injection and TwinScroll turbochargers, it generates 250 kW (340 hp) and delivers an impressive maximum torque of 500 Nm.
Adaptive M suspension Professional
The Adaptive M suspension Professional adds active roll stabilisation to the Adaptive M suspension and Integral Active Steering. The result: the ultimate in driving stability and dynamics.
M sport differential
The M sport differential optimises traction and driving stability when changing lanes or accelerating out of a bend, when taking bends at high speeds or on different road surfaces. Traction is optimised with the help of an electronically operated device that reduces the difference in revolution speed between the rear wheels.
Integral Active Steering
Integral Active Steering combines support that varies based on the steering angle on the front axle, and rear wheels that also contribute to steering. At lower speeds, it offers greater manoeuvrability and agility by turning the rear wheels opposite the front wheels. At higher speeds, the rear wheels turn parallel to the front wheels, to increase stability and comfort.
Sports exhaust system
The standard Sports exhaust system offers a powerful and sporty sound that can be adapted to the driving situation and the driver’s wishes. This makes the ride an emotional hearing experience, especially during sporty riding.
Compared to the all-wheel drive, the rear-wheel drive offers not only a significant weight reduction but above all an unaffected, precise steering response with particularly sensitive feedback. This makes the vehicle appear lighter and more agile. The lower weight and friction compared to all-wheel drive improves fuel consumption and reduces CO2 emissions.