New BMW 8-Series Coupe Starts Production At Dingolfing Alongside 5- And 7-Series

Having celebrated its premiere last month, the all-new BMW 8-Series Coupe has now hit the assembly lines at the brand’s Dingolfing facility, in Germany.

The factory, which is also in charge with making the 5-Series and 7-Series, received an investment of approximately €3 million (~$3.5 million) in preparation for the new model.

Also, as BMW says, “a large number of digital innovations have also been integrated into the production process”.

Here, they mention the digitalization of logistics and production processes, such as the parts that are being delivered to the line by autonomous tugger trains, in door assembly, or the robots measuring gaps and misalignments on the finish line.

The 2019 BMW 8-Series Coupe features a lightweight construction that mixes steel, plastic, aluminum and carbon fiber. Body panels such as the bonnet, roof and doors are made from aluminum, along with the front firewall, and for the first time for a series-production car born in Munich, the roof can be ordered from CFRP, which is also made at Dingolfing.

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

When the BMW 8-Series Coupe goes on sale in November, it will be available with two engines. The M850i xDrive, which uses a 530PS (523hp / 390kW) and 750Nm (553lb-ft) twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 petrol engine, and the 840d xDrive, with its 320PS (315hp / 235kW) and 680Nm (580lb-ft) twin-turbo 3.0-liter diesel.

Pricing will kick off from €100,000 ($116,844) for the oil burner, and €125,700 ($146,872) for the petrol model, in Germany.

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  • KSegg

    Good ole new 6 Series rebadged as new 8 Series so BMW can charge more for a new 6 Series.

    Marketing is fun.

  • kDawg

    It’s cool.. but not cool enough.

  • Ru

    “…. features a lightweight construction” It’s almost 4500 lbs and that’s not even an M8 model which requires additional cooling adding even more weight.

    • lagunas3ca

      Kept it heavier than the last 650i xDrive that weighed 4247 lbs.

  • enthusia

    i must admit, it looks a little better in this color, but not with those painted grilles, they look cheap.
    *sigh* one step forward and 2 steps back…

  • EM1

    is that a migrant in the 10th photo?

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