Cars & Technology07 Aug 2018

The new BMW 8 Series Coupé is rolling off the assembly line at the BMW Dingolfing plant, whilst the engine for the most dynamic model variant is being built at the company’s main factory in Munich.

Parallel to the start of production of the luxury sports car, assembly of the first V8 engines for the BMW M850i xDrive Coupé is now complete. The 4.4-litre, 390 kW/530 hp power unit for the BMW M Performance model is produced at the tradition-steeped BMW Group’s engine plant in Munich, where the latest hi-tech processes and the skilled craftsmanship of experienced experts are incorporated into a manufacturing process.

Highly qualified specialists put each engine though an individual manufacturing process. The engine block, crankcase and cylinder head of the new V8 power unit are delivered to Munich by the light-metal foundry at the BMW Group Landshut plant, assembled on systems carriers with integrated data units and mechanically further processed with exceptional precision. As a result, during the manufacturing process, all quality-related data such as tightening torques for bolts or valve clearances is stored. The data exchange ensures that suitable tools and tightening torques for each respective engine are used at all assembly stations. In addition, main components such as bearing shells, con rods or cylinder heads are allocated an individual code. In this way, it is possible to keep precise track of the development of each component, from goods reception to installation.

With assembly taking place at the Munich headquarters, the BMW Group is underscoring the significance of engine construction at its long-established production location. The competence of specialists for efficient and complex power units is also used for the production of the current 6 or 8-cylinder engines for BMW M models as well as twelve-cylinder engines for the BMW M760Li xDrive and Rolls-Royce models. It guarantees highest quality standards compliance and uncompromising processing quality to ensure outstanding performance and maximum driving pleasure in the new BMW M850i xDrive Coupé.

Find out more about the new BMW 8 Series Coupé here.

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