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Reveal: The All-new BMW 8 Series Coupe
The presentation of the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe adds a new chapter to the Bavarian carmaker’s long history of sensational sports cars – and gets its current model offensive in the luxury segment off to a particularly dynamic start.
As the embodiment of both supreme and sporty power delivery, the new V8 power unit also contributes towards the performance characteristics of the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe. Whist having the same weight as the predecessor engine, the new power unit mobilizes an output that has been increased by 50 kW/68 hp to 390 kW/530 hp. Maximum torque has increased by 100 Nm to 750 Nm and is available at 1,800 rpm. The eight-cylinder engine delivers its power to an extensively further developed 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission characterized by expanded spread and further shortened shift times.
Ferrari’s Turbo-charged V8 Wins Engine of the Year Award
The latest iteration of Ferrari’s turbo-charged V8 that equips, in various forms, all Ferrari’s V8-engined cars, has been nominated the best engine in the world for the third year running in the 2018 International Engine of the Year Awards.
In this, the award’s 20th anniversary edition, Ferrari took no fewer than six awards, the highest number for any manufacturer in any one year, bringing the their total trophies up to 27, a record number of wins for any sports car company.
Along with the overall Engine of the Year honor, the 720-cv 3.9-liter V8 that powers the new 488 Pista also took the 3-liter to 4-liter class, the Performance Engine category and the special nomination for the ‘Best of the Best’, with the 68 international judges asked to vote for the top engine from among all the winners over the last 20 years.
Crowning Ferrari’s record-breaking year, the naturally-aspirated 800-cv 6.5-liter V12 powering the 812 Superfast also won two awards: the Above 4-liter class and, due to it being comprehensively re-engineered from the 6.3-liter unit that equipped the F12berlinetta with 75% new components, the Best New Engine.
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