Reader spots the 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe in New Jersey

09/08/2018 - 13:56 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe will reach U.S. showrooms as an MY2019 model on December 9, 2018. IAB reader Nischal Chandra spotted the luxury coupe undergoing testing in New Jersey today.

2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe rear three quarters spy shot USA
The U.S. market will get the 2019 BMW 8 Series in only the M850i xDrive model initially.

The 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe is set to go on sale globally in two models this year: M850i xDrive and 840d xDrive. The U.S. market will get only the M850i xDrive initially, with the latest generation of the 4.4-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo V8 engine. This engine delivers 523 hp at 5,500-6,000 rpm and 553 pound-feet (750 Nm) of torque at 1,800-4,600 rpm.

The twin-turbo engine is married to the 8HP76 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. The xDrive AWD system and a rear differential lock are fitted as standard on the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe. A 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) sprint takes just 3.6 seconds, while the top speed, typically, is limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers and Integral Active Steering (four-wheel steering) are standard on the all-new 8 Series Coupe.

The 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe makes its presence felt with features like full-LED headlights with BMW LaserLight technology - the slimmest on a BMW model to date, 20-inch cast aluminium wheels in the exclusive colour Frozen Cerium Grey metallic with a high-gloss polished finish on the face, “double-bubble” roof contouring, long and L-shaped all-LED tail lights.

The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe has a driver-focused interior design in which the wide centre console rises towards the instrument panel. BMW Head-Up Display, BMW Live Cockpit Professional that combines a 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch Control Display, Merino Individual Leather upholstery, climate seats (front), M leather steering wheel, M pedals, M driver’s footrest, anthracite BMW Individual headliner and Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System are its equipment highlights.

2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe spy shot USA
The BMW 8 Series' production at the BMW Dingolfing plant in Germany has commenced.

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The 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe’s is priced at $1,11,900 (INR 76,78,018.50) plus $995 (INR 68,271.93) Destination and Handling.

2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe - Image Gallery (Spy Shots)

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