Last updated on July 5, 2019
The production of the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, M8 Competition Coupe and M8 Competition Convertible has begun at the marque’s assembly Plant in Dingolfing, Europe.
This brings the total number of luxurious sports coupé variants built at the plant in Lower Bavaria, Germany to five.
The sixth family member is already on the horizon.
BMW M8 Gran Coupé will also celebrate its world premiere later this year, as the Dingolfing plant expands its position as the BMW brand’s primary plant for luxury cars and continues its product offensive in this segment.
BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé
The new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé will roll off the production line at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, along with the BMW 5 Series, 7 Series and remaining 8 Series variants.
The carmaker said the Gran Coupé will make up over half BMW 8 Series volumes, making it the most-produced variant of the BMW 8 Series family.
The luxury sports coupé is proving popular with customers in the United States to account for a third in sales, followed by the Middle East region and the UK market.
The new four-door BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé is a genuine sports car that combines spaciousness in the rear with all the benefits of a luxury sedan.
The Gran Coupé is 231 mm longer and 61 mm taller than the regular Coupé.
The 28 mm wider rear axle sets a new production record than any other BMW brand.
Designers style the rear seat bench as individual seats feature two integral headrests.
The exceptional balance between performance and supreme long-distance comfort is best experienced in the back seats of the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé.
The rear seat bench is an individual seat, featuring two integral headrests.
The panoramic glass roof choice, available in the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé, creates continuous transparency from the windscreen to the rear window.
Production team readily fit in the paint shop to make sure seamless integration into the vehicle roof.
The added weight of this four-door variant, at around 70 kilograms more than the BMW 8 Series Coupe.
This is because of an intelligent material mix, with doors and flaps made of aluminium and the boot lid formed from SMC plastic.
The exceptional balance between performance and supreme long-distance comfort is best experienced in the rear seats of the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé.
The three engine variants available for the new BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé from market launch in autumn 2019 reflect the four-door luxury coupé’s breadth of character.
In addition to the range-topping, 530 hp 4.4 litre eight-cylinder petrol engine and a 320 hp six-cylinder inline diesel unit with impressive traction, a high-revving 3.0 litre six-cylinder inline petrol engine with a maximum output of 340 hp are now also available for the first time.
New BMW M8 Competition Coupé and Convertible
With the production of new BMW M8 Competition Coupé and Convertible, Plant Dingolfing is venturing into a new performance range in the luxury segment.
Its most powerful engine in the BMW Group’s model line-up delivers 625 hp.
The 4.4 l V8 engine takes the BMW M8 Competition Coupé from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds.
In combination with the M Driver’s Package offered as an option, the top speed is not electronically limited until 305 km/h.
The interior of the BMW M sportscar from Dingolfing pairs the sporty character of a high-performance vehicle with the luxurious ambiance created by stylish details and meticulous workmanship.
The character-defining features of the new BMW M8 Coupé include the double-bubble contour of its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic roof (CFRP), which is manufactured in an innovative wet compression process at Plant Dingolfing.
Around 60 BMW M8s leave the Dingolfing facility every day.
Each vehicle undergoes a final quality inspection on the plant’s own break-in course prior to delivery.
The luxury sports coupé’s biggest sales will come from the US, with well over a third of all units likely to be sold there.
No other market comes close. Both Coupé and Convertible body variants are equally popular with BMW M8 customers.Follow us on Social Media