The Bavarian automaker continues to delight its fans by releasing restyled versions of each model. And the Series XNUMX coupe is no exception. Stylish car with a representative appearance and sporty characteristics. This is the key idea that the brand continues to "cultivate" in its cars.
What's new in the base and luxury trim levels? We present a fresh test drive of the new generation of the GXNUMX, which is loved by many motorists.
Visually, the 2020 model has increased by eliminating the two-door body style. A coupe with four frameless doors is more practical than its predecessor. The dimensions of the car have also changed.
|Carrying capacity, kg.||635|
|Track width, mm.||Front 1627, back 1671|
|Trunk volume, l.||440|
Despite the fact that the car has slightly increased, in the back row, a tall passenger may feel some discomfort. The roof of the “coupe” body slopes gently towards the trunk. Therefore, with a height of 180 cm, a person will rest his head against the ceiling. Of the shortcomings, this is the only one.
The manufacturer has retained the sporty appearance of the model. He installed the same narrow laser headlights and flared "nostrils" with sharp edges. The picture is completed by a ribbed sloping hood and expressive air inlet deflectors. Competitors in this class remain Porsche Panamera и Mercedes CLS
How does the car go
Similar to updated versions BMW 2020 such as 7 Series and X-6, the 8 Series is equipped with a variety of electronic assistants. Modern technologies make it easier to park cars, warn of cross traffic. They monitor the driver's blind spots and keep the car in the lane.
Unfortunately, driving on poor-quality road surfaces will feel in the cabin. And in the pits it is better not to accelerate. Let the suspension and tune-up, the fast ride be accompanied by hard bumps and worries for the 20-inch tires.
But compared to the previous kupeshka, the four-door holds on to long corners more confidently. Thanks to its excellent grip on curves, the car does not lose speed.
Under the hood in the latest generation, the manufacturer installs three types of motors. These are two petrol and one diesel. All power units are turbocharged. And the top modification (M850i) is a twin turbine. These are the main characteristics of the motors produced from February 2020.
|840d (M Sport)||840i (M Sport)||M850i (M Sport)|
|engine's type||Inline, 6 cylinders, twin turbine||In-line, 6 cylinders, turbine||V-8, twin turbine|
|Power, h.p. at rpm.||320/4400||340/5000||530/5500|
|Torque Nm. at rpm.||680/1750||500/1600||750/1800|
|Maximum speed, km / h.||250||250||250|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h, sec.||5,1||4,9||3,9|
All power units are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission (ZF). During a test drive, it showed a high switching speed. And maximum precision is balanced by smoothness. The base kit also includes an adaptive suspension. It is double-wishbone at the front, and 5-lever adjustable at the rear.
The standard version of the novelty is rear-wheel drive. The rest of the modifications are all-wheel drive. Rear differential lock must be ordered separately.
Inside the car, practically nothing has changed. The console is equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen. Dashboard, driving mode switch lever, settings joystick. The manufacturer left these elements unchanged.
The safety package contains the entire set of driver assistants. The package also includes a night vision system, adaptive cruise control and many small settings in which you can simply get lost.
There are no naturally aspirated engines in the second generation lineup. Therefore, the car received decent power with low fuel consumption. For a coupe of this size, figures of up to 10 liters per 100 kilometers are noteworthy.
This is the flow rate (l / 100km) shown by three modifications of 2020.
|840d (M Sport)||840i (M Sport)||M850i (M Sport)|
|Tank volume, l.||66||66||68|
As you can see from the table, sports equipment increases fuel consumption. But with a quiet driving mode and minimal use of all electrical devices, this figure can be slightly reduced.
Every 10 km. mileage will require the following work. Change oil with air filter, cabin filter, fuel and oil, perform diagnostics. All other systems just need to be checked.
Estimated cost of repairing a new BMW (c.u.)
|Replacing the pads||20|
|Replacing disc pads||32|
|Oil change in automatic transmission||75|
At 40 km. mileage will additionally require replacement of spark plugs. And after 000 thousand you will need to change the oil in the box. If you operate the car, it will not require large expenditures on repair and maintenance.
Prices for 8 Series Gran Coupe
The cheapest model of the second generation of the G95 is $ 900. It will be a 3,0-liter gasoline engine with an automatic transmission. All modifications are equipped with the same set of comfort and safety systems.
|Basic kit||Additional option|
|Climate control||2 zones||4 zones|
|Seat heating||Front||+ rear|
|A roof with a panoramic view||-||+|
|Rear View Camera||+||-|
|Adaptive cruise control||-||+|
For a panoramic roof, the buyer will need to pay about $ 2200. And the night vision system will tighten more than 2500 USD.
As you can see, the manufacturer has tried to make the next generation BMW 8 Series more comfortable and practical. Adding a couple more doors is the right decision in favor of practicality. And the extended basic equipment blurs the line between the owners of the cheap and expensive versions. Although the company, nevertheless, left the driver with the opportunity to emphasize their wealth - when ordering additional options.
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