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      05-17-2019, 10:33 AM   #1
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BMW 8 Series Updates For Summer 2019

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Updates for the 8 Series coming this Summer.

BMW 8 Series: new six-cylinder in-line petrol engine, optional M Sport seats, additional paint finishes and leather trim variants.

Another engine option and four new model variants inject extra variety into the line-up of power units for the new BMW 8 Series luxury sports car. From July 2019 the BMW 8 Series Coupe and BMW 8 Series Convertible will also be offered with a new six-cylinder in-line-petrol engine developing 250 kW/340 hp. It teams up with rear-wheel drive in the new BMW 840i Coupe and new BMW 840i Convertible, and with intelligent all-wheel drive in the new BMW 840i xDrive Coupe and new BMW 840i xDrive Convertible .

The engine line-up for the BMW 8 Series also includes a V8 option and a six-cylinder in-line diesel unit. All model variants stand out with their captivating performance attributes, which can be enjoyed in even greater richness and depth in the M Sport seats now added to the options list. As well as attention-grabbing bucket-seat contours and safety belts with accent strips in BMW M GmbH colours, the M Sport seats also feature 3D quilting, perforated central sections and bespoke stitching. Added to which, BMW 8 Series customers will also be able to specify BMW Individual full-leather appointments in eight colour variants from July 2019, plus BMW Individual fine wood interior trim strips in Black Ash Silver Effect high-gloss and Carbon Fibre.

Ultra-classy exterior paint finishes have been added to the spectrum of options available. For example, customers can now also order their BMW 8 Series Coupe or BMW 8 Series Convertible in the BMW Individual paint finish Frozen Bluestone metallic. The BMW 8 Series Convertible can also be ordered with the BMW Individual finishes Frozen Brilliant White metallic, Frozen Dark Brown metallic, Frozen Arctic Grey metallic, Frozen Dark Silver, Frozen Cashmere Silver, Pure Metal Silver, Brilliant White metallic, Tanzanite Blue metallic, Aventurine Red metallic and Almandine Brown metallic.

New optional extra: BMW Drive Recorder.

The BMW Drive Recorder is another new addition to the options list. It can be ordered in conjunction with Parking Assistant Plus and is available for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan, BMW 7 Series, BMW 8 Series, new BMW X5 and new BMW X7. The BMW Drive Recorder uses the cameras of the various driver assistance systems to record video footage from different points around the vehicle, before saving the recordings so they can be either watched later on the Control Display when the car is stationary or exported via the USB port.

Drivers can therefore shoot videos while driving through spectacular scenery, for example, or performing impressive manoeuvres on the race track, and then send them to their mobile device and share them. Recordings can be up to 40 seconds in length, comprising the 20 seconds of video saved immediately prior to the Drive Recorder being activated and the next 20 seconds. The Drive Recorder can be started at any time from the iDrive menu. Another benefit of the system is that, in the event of a collision, the 20 seconds before the accident and the 20 seconds following it are automatically recorded and saved, so they can be referred back to in any subsequent reconstruction of the incident.

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      05-17-2019, 12:41 PM   #2
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Needs an update been out ages.



This I see is coming as an option across the range. Fantastic addition IMO

"Another benefit of the system is that, in the event of a collision, the 20 seconds before the accident and the 20 seconds following it are automatically recorded and saved, so they can be referred back to in any subsequent reconstruction of the incident."

Wherever possible in the future I'll be spec'img that.
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      05-17-2019, 01:05 PM   #3
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Any photos of the M seats, or waiting for the M8 reveal next month?

Pure Metal Silver is $10,000 color?
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340 horsepower is less than the 355 in my mppsk. Plus in a heavier car. Price/ performance power/weight ratio is pretty sweet in the 340i.
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BMW Drive Recorder, is must
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Glad to hear the 8-Series is getting a B58 option. I always like the B58 over the N63xx.
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6 cylinder in an 8 series 🤔🥴
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6 cylinder in an 8 series 🤔🥴
The car is so underrated performance wise. Bet it's over 400hp easy. MB offers the Amg GT 53 sedan which is also an in-line 6 albeit with 429hp
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340 horsepower is less than the 355 in my mppsk. Plus in a heavier car. Price/ performance power/weight ratio is pretty sweet in the 340i.
Absolutely different cars... That's strange that you're comparing them
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Glad to hear the 8-Series is getting a B58 option. I always like the B58 over the N63xx.
Pretty sure, not only you hehe
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Does anyone know if the drive recorder can be 'programmed' in later or coded in??
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Does anyone know if the drive recorder can be 'programmed' in later or coded in??
Following. I was wondering the very same thing.
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Glad to hear the 8-Series is getting a B58 option. I always like the B58 over the N63xx.
Pretty sure, not only you hehe
Ok I'll bite.

Why do you prefer the B58 over the N63xx? Honest, non-trolling question.
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Ok I'll bite.

Why do you prefer the B58 over the N63xx? Honest, non-trolling question.
The B58 has 6 cylinders in-line, that's why it's a more steady engine (talking about the moment of inertia) and it's not as heavy as the N63xx. Also the N63xx, as you know, has not so perfect history and reputation (turbocharger between cylinder's heads and that stuff...).
In general: the B58 - interesting, cost-effective and safe one, the N63xx still doesn't inspire trust, even after restyling.
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Ok I'll bite.

Why do you prefer the B58 over the N63xx? Honest, non-trolling question.
The B58 has 6 cylinders in-line, that's why it's a more steady engine (talking about the moment of inertia) and it's not as heavy as the N63xx. Also the N63xx, as you know, has not so perfect history and reputation (turbocharger between cylinder's heads and that stuff...).
In general: the B58 - interesting, cost-effective and safe one, the N63xx still doesn't inspire trust, even after restyling.
Thanks for sharing, I appreciate the information.

I hadn't really considered any of the factors you describe, so I am wondering how many purchase use-cases they would apply to.

Purely from a personal perspective, (and my previous ignorance about the comparisons you make), I'd rather have the V8 performance, and as I don't plan to have the car for more than 3 years (it is leased), reliability is a non-issue. Applying these criteria, does the straight-6 offer anything better than the V8, other than affordability?
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Thanks for sharing, I appreciate the information.

I hadn't really considered any of the factors you describe, so I am wondering how many purchase use-cases they would apply to.

Purely from a personal perspective, (and my previous ignorance about the comparisons you make), I'd rather have the V8 performance, and as I don't plan to have the car for more than 3 years (it is leased), reliability is a non-issue. Applying these criteria, does the straight-6 offer anything better than the V8, other than affordability?
In that case when you drive the car only while warranty-period then yes, the V8 one is a pretty entertaining and funny stuff, which also has a more pleasant exhaust sound than straight-6.
So i can even agree with you!
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