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BMW begins production of 8 Series Coupé car at German plant

ABR Staff Writer Published 09 July 2018

BMW has started production of 8 Series Coupé sportscar at Dingolfing plant on Germany.

The company invested an investment in the low three-digit-million into the site in Lower Bavaria in preparation for the 8 Series, with BMW describing the car as an offensive in the luxury segment.

Some of the digital innovations that have been integrated into the production process include the self-driving transport systems and smart devices.

BMW said that the 8 Series uses intelligent lightweight construction- a process that involves using a mix of materials like steel, plastic, aluminium and carbon fibre in the body-shell of the new sportscar.

Customers can choose from two engine options on the 8 Series when it goes on sale in November 2018.

The BMW M850i will have the latest generation 4.4-litre eight-cylinder petrol engine that has been completely redeveloped to make 530bhp and 750Nm of torque.

The BMW 840d will be powered by the 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel power unit that produces 320bhp and 680Nm.

BMW Group head of Dingolfing plant Andreas Wendt said: “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.”

The plant in Dingolfing is one of the BMW Group’s 30 production sites globally. Each day, about 1,600 cars of the BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 Series roll off the assembly lines every day.

In total, over 376,000 cars have been manufactured at the plant in 2017. Currently, a total of about 18,000 people and 800 apprentices work at the BMW Group’s site in Dingolfing.

The Dingolfing plant is also home to production facilities for vehicle components like pressed parts, seats as well as chassis and drive components.


Image: The new BMW 8 Series Coupé rolls off the production line at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. Photo: courtesy of BMW Group.