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2018-08-03 06:00

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The new BMW 8 Series Coupe is rolling off the assembly line at the automaker's Dingolfing factory, whilst the engine for the most 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 M850i xDrive Coupe has been completed.

Hi-tech processes

The 4.4-litre, 390kW power unit for the M Performance car is built at the BMW Group’s engine plant where the latest hi-tech processes and the skilled craftsmanship of experienced experts are incorporated into a manufacturing process that is characterised by the highest degree of quality awareness says the automaker. 

BMW says the character of the new V8 engine is also reflected in the manufacturing processes applied at the Munich engine plant. Production of the high-performance power plant is effected using to a large extent the precision craftsmanship of highly qualified specialists who put each engine through 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 group's Landshut plant, assembled on systems carriers with integrated data units and mechanically further processed with the highest degree of precision.

As a result, it is possible during the manufacturing process to store all quality-related data such as tightening torques for bolts or valve clearances. 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.

Listen to the noise of the engine here: 


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