Driving dynamics of the BMW 8 Series 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. It achieves a peak output of 390 kW (530 hp) with a maximum torque of 750 Nm. Both turbochargers are positioned neatly between the cylinder banks.
BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine
The new-generation BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder diesel engine offers impressive power delivery combined with exemplary consumption figures, as a result of a combination of turbocharger technology with variable turbine geometry and 2,500 bar common rail direct injection. The engine delivers 235 kW (320 hp) and an impressive maximum torque of 680 Nm.
Steptronic sport transmission
The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission offers incredibly sporty gear changes. Whether automatic or manual using gearshift paddles or gear lever – for comfortable coasting or incredibly dynamic driving. In SPORT mode and with the gear lever in the left-hand S/M position, the gear shifts are configured for the best performance.
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.
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.
M Sport brake
The M Sport brake has four-piston fixed callipers at the front and single-piston floating callipers at the rear in blue with the M designation and features large brake discs to ensure an outstanding braking performance.
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.
sDrive refers to BMW vehicles in which torque from the drive train is transmitted via only one axle. For vehicles with lengthwise installed engines sDrive means: classic rear-wheel drive. Perfect weight distribution, sophisticated axle construction and precise tuning of all control systems guarantee balanced dynamics and traction.