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2018-06-19 08:35

Sean Parker

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BMW unveiled its latest grand tourer, the M850i xDrive, and announced the V8-powered model will arrive in South Africa in 2019.

While overseas markets will receive a diesel-powered model, badged 840d xDrive, Mzansi will get petrol power exclusively. Expect an M8 model to follow. 

BMW claim the brand new 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine produces 390kW and a mammoth 750Nm. Power is sent to all four wheels, while the two door sportscar uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox. 

According to the automaker the xDrive system is biased to the rear wheels, there's an M differential lock on the rear. 

To hear the screaming V8 watch our video below and for more information check out the infographic further down the story. 

BMW 8 Series Coupé

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