BMW 8 Series,? restyling time. Tweaks to the design and updated on-board equipment

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For the BMW 8 Series & egrave; the time has come to indulge in a makeover . The news touch all three variants of this model: Coup & eacute ;, Gran Coup & eacute; and Cabrio . An update that does not upset the 8 Series but rather to refine it to make it more & ugrave; to move with the times. With the restyling, the German manufacturer has revised some elements of the design of its car and improved the standard equipment. There are no particular news, however, as regards the engines. For the moment there is no information on prices for the Italian market yet (we will update the article as soon as they are available).

DESIGN AND INTERIORS

First, BMW made the M sport package as standard . This means that all three versions of the 8 Series can count on a more elegant look. gritty. We therefore find new aerodynamic appendages both at the front and at the rear that enhance the sportiness; of the car. Minor changes also affected the double kidney. Fortunately BMW is not; intervened on the dimensions but decided to offer the Iconic Glow function as standard . In practice, by opening the car, inside the double kidney there are LEDs that light up. Such illumination can & ograve; can also be switched on or off manually by the driver. In addition, the German brand has made further minor tweaks to the front. The large rear diffuser, now, is; in Dark Shadow.

BMW also offers 19-inch alloy wheels with a new design. In addition, to celebrate 50 years of BMW M, customers can request the & quot; BMW Motorsport & quot; logo as an option. on the bonnet, tailgate and hubcaps instead of the standard BMW one. The most sporty model M850i ​​xDrive can & ograve; count on some dedicated details including 20-inch wheels, aerodynamically optimized M exterior mirrors and a rear spoiler.

As for the interior, BMW has enriched the technological equipment of the Series 8. The standard equipment now includes BMW Live Cockpit Professional . We therefore have the digital instrumentation with a 12.3-inch screen and a 12.3-inch (previously 10.25-inch) touch display for infotainment. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional also includes the BMW Maps online navigation system, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, the BMW Head-Up Display and much more.

ENGINES AND SAFETY

On the front of the engines there are no particular news. It starts with the 840i version with a 3-liter 6-cylinder petrol engine with 245 kW/333 hp with rear or all-wheel drive. There is then the 840d which can & ograve; count on one unit 6-cylinder diesel with 3-liter displacement of 250 kW/340 hp with mild hybrid technology and all-wheel drive. At the top of the range we have the M850i ​​version with an 8-cylinder petrol engine of 4.4 liters of displacement capable of delivering 390 kW/530 hp. Present the all-wheel drive xDrive.

The ADAS systems are rich in equipment. The new BMW 8 Series & egrave; equipped as standard with the Driving Assistant which includes, among other things, the frontal collision warning, the lane change warning and the recognition of road signs. The Parking Assistant package is also standard. Finally, with the restyling comes the special version THE 8 X JEFF KOONS . Based on the BMW 850i xDrive Gran Coup & eacute ;, this model is recognized for some exclusive details for the exterior and interior.

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