2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe at 2018 Thai Motor Expo - Live

28/11/2018 - 17:10 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

The 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe is on display at the ongoing 2018 Thai Motor Expo. The new model is seen as the spiritual successor to the BMW 6 Series Coupe. That said, it shares its underpinnings with the current 7 Series, while the 6 series was based on the last-gen 5 Series.

2019 Bmw 8 Series Images Thai Motor Expo 2018 Front Thr
The 2019 BMW 8 Series features the "slimmest headlights fitted in any BMW" till date.

The 2019 BMW 8 Series is available in M850i xDrive Coupe M Performance and 840d xDrive Coupe variants. The former is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 petrol engine capable of producing 530 hp and 750 Nm. It can reach from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and attain a top speed of 250 km/h.

The 840d xDrive Coupe employs a 3.0-litre six-cylinder inline diesel unit developing 320 hp and 680 Nm of torque. BMW says it can hit from nought to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 250 km/h. Both variants get an 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission as standard.

Fitted with what BMW calls the "slimmest headlights of any BMW model to date", the 8 Series features LED headlights as standard and Adaptive LEDs or BMW Laserlight with selective beam and extended 600 m range as an option. Inside, it has a fully digital instrument cluster and 10.25-inch Control Display with BMW Operating System 7.0 and the BMW Head Up Display with a 16% larger projection surface. Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Steering and lane control assistant, Lane Change Warning and Lane Departure Warning are some of the advanced driving aids available in the car.

2019 Bmw 8 Series Images Thai Motor Expo 2018 Interior
he BMW 8 Series will initially be offered with a 4.4L V8 petrol and a 3L diesel, both paired to an 8 speed AT.

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Given that BMW India sold coupe and 'gran coupe' models like the 6 Series, in regular and M variants, it is reasonable to expect the 2019 BMW 8 Series in India at some point in the future.

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