BMW 8 Series Coupe Enters Production

    July 20th 2018     Suhail Ajmal

The BMW 8 Series Coupe has entered production at the company’s Dingolfing plant in Germany. The new luxury Coupe will be the first to experience the changes made at the Bavarian plant. The assembly line has been made more efficient with the use of more robots and smart technologies. 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 the production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé. I am sure our customers around the world will love this luxury sports car.” 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 center of competence for the luxury class and secure our site’s future.” BMW is using a blend of materials to reduce weight while increasing the strength in the frame of the 8 Series Coupe. All known materials ever used in vehicle production, come together in the luxury sports car, including plastic, steel, aluminum and carbon fiber. Aluminum is used in the roof, bonnet, and the firewall at the front. The roof is also available in Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The use of tugger trains and robots have revolutionized the way BMW conducts operations at their factories, while the use of ProGlove smart glove scanner and Virtual reality VR glasses have proved to make work easier for the staff. The BMW 8 Series Coupe comes with a choice of two engines. The more powerful V8 engine which is also found in the M850i xDrive Coupé and the 4.4-liter eight-cylinder engine which makes impressive 530 hp and 750 Nm of torque. The BMW 8 Series Coupe will go on sale in November 2018.