BMW is now in the final stretch of testing the 2019 8 Series coupe and although BMW isn’t ready to reveal it in its entirety, we do have some new details. BMW has confirmed that at least one version will be called the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe and it will be powered by a 523 horsepower V8.
Under the hood the the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe will be powered by a “completely redeveloped V8 engine” with 523-hp and 553 lb-ft. of torque. The V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends the power to all four wheels. To help it hug the road, M850i xDrive Coupe will feature an adaptive M suspension and Integral Active Steering. There’s also an active rear axle differential lock.
“The new V8 engine offers exactly the right balance between performance and emotion, which is what also sets the new BMW 8 Series Coupe apart,” says Christian Billig, head of Drive System Integration. “Above all, the eight-cylinder harmonises perfectly with the further developed Steptronic transmission during dynamic acceleration. At the same time, the sound development of the sports exhaust system authentically reflects the car’s power delivery. And thanks to BMW xDrive and active rear axle locking, the engine always transfers power precisely to where it can be best converted into driving dynamics.”