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      07-06-2018, 10:35 AM   #1
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Start of Production For BMW 8 Series Coupe at Dingolfing Plant

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July 7, 2018... Dingolfing. At the start of this week, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing began series production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé, the sportscar that will launch the BMW model offensive in the luxury segment. An amount in the low three-digit-million euro range has been invested in the site in Lower Bavaria in preparation for the new model series. A large number of digital innovations have also been integrated into the production process, including self-driving transport systems and smart devices.

Dr. Andreas Wendt, head of BMW Group Plant Dingolfing: “As the plant that builds the BMW 7 Series sedans, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing has outstanding expertise in producing vehicles for the luxury segment. We are optimally prepared for production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé. I am sure our customers around the world will love this luxury sportscar.”

Stefan Schmid, chairman of the Works Council at the Dingolfing location: “I am proud that we will be producing the new BMW 8 Series Coupé at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. It will consolidate our position as a centre of competence for the luxury class and secure our site’s future.”

Smart material mix and flexible production structures

Intelligent lightweight construction, with a clever mix of materials, including steel, plastic, aluminium and carbon fibre, is used in the body of the new sportscar. In addition to the supporting structures at the front and rear of the vehicle, other components, such as the roof, doors, bonnet and the front firewall of the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupé, are made of aluminium.

For the first time in a series-production BMW model, the roof is available in carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) – which is also manufactured at the Dingolfing location in an innovative wet-pressing process.

Thanks to the BMW production system’s high level of flexibility, it was largely possible to integrate the new BMW 8 Series Coupé into existing production structures. The luxury sportscar, which will roll off the assembly line alongside BMW 5 Series and 7 Series models, relies on tried and tested manufacturing processes.

BMW 8 Series Coupe Start of Production






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      07-06-2018, 12:44 PM   #2
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      07-06-2018, 01:42 PM   #4
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Yet still no online configurator.

Still not as bad as Audi, the new A7 and A8 have been sitting under "future vehicles" since December.
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Yet still no online configurator.

Still not as bad as Audi, the new A7 and A8 have been sitting under "future vehicles" since December.
They probably just want to sell off current 6 series on the lots
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      07-06-2018, 02:54 PM   #6
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Super cool video.

Even cooler car !!
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      07-06-2018, 03:58 PM   #7
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Lightweight construction everywhere but weights like a semi truck
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Love the rear of the new 8, not sure how I feel about the kidney grills tho. Especially now that the space between them is filled in.
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I would def trade in my 16 ZO6 for one of these. I think this is the one of the best looking cars out there now. The new Lexus LC is nice too. I was in love with the current M3/M4 when it was released and Im digging the 8 series more
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... I cant get enough of looking at this coupe...
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Not a big fan of the front end. The grill is an OVER KILL!
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Lightweight construction everywhere but weights like a semi truck
So you can drive around your 3 passengers comfortably
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So you can drive around your 3 passengers comfortably
I don't think it looks any bigger than my F13 M6. I'm 5'9" and nobody could sit behind me comfortably in my normal driving position - although if it was a short trip I could move a bit forward. I think it is fair to say that for long trips they really only are for 3 people in total.
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Not a big fan of the front end. The grill is an OVER KILL!
Grill needs to die
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Love this car. Certainly my favourite of the range.
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