Start of prolongation for new BMW 8 Series Coupé during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

Dingolfing. At a start of this week, BMW Group
Plant Dingolfing began array prolongation of a new BMW 8 Series
Coupé, a sportscar that will launch a BMW indication descent in the
oppulance segment. An volume in a low three-digit-million euro range
has been invested in a site in Lower Bavaria in credentials for the
new indication series. A vast series of digital innovations have also been
integrated into a prolongation process, including self-driving
ride systems and intelligent devices.

Dr. Andreas Wendt, conduct of BMW Group Plant Dingolfing: “As a plant
that builds a BMW 7 Series sedans, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing has
superb imagination in producing vehicles for a oppulance segment. We
are optimally prepared for prolongation of a new BMW 8 Series Coupé. I
am certain a business around a universe will adore this oppulance sportscar.”

Stefan Schmid, authority of a Works Council during a Dingolfing
location: “I am unapproachable that we will be producing a new BMW 8 Series
Coupé during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. It will connect a position
as a centre of cunning for a oppulance category and secure a site’s future.”


Smart element brew and stretchable prolongation structures

Intelligent lightweight construction, with a crafty brew of materials,
including steel, plastic, aluminium and CO fibre, is used in the
physique of a new sportscar. In further to a ancillary structures at
a front and back of a vehicle, other components, such as a roof,
doors, carp and a front firewall of a all-new BMW 8 Series
Coupé, are done of aluminium.                               

For a initial time in a series-production BMW model, a roof is
accessible in carbon-fibre reinforced cosmetic (CFRP) – that is also
made during a Dingolfing plcae in an innovative wet-pressing process.

Thanks to a BMW prolongation system’s high turn of flexibility, it
was mostly probable to confederate a new BMW 8 Series Coupé into
existent prolongation structures. The oppulance sportscar, that will roll
off a public line alongside BMW 5 Series and 7 Series models,
relies on attempted and tested prolongation processes.


Innovations in a prolongation process

In together with ramp-up of a new BMW 8 Series Coupé,
digitalisation of logistics and prolongation processes in Dingolfing
continues apace. For example, in doorway assembly, tools are delivered to
a line by unconstrained tugger trains; on a finish line,
collaborative robots magnitude gaps and misalignments.

BMW Group Plant Dingolfing increasingly creates use of wearables. These
mobile mechanism technologies ragged on a physique support staff with their
tasks. In further to a ProGlove intelligent glove scanner, a so-called
“exotics alarm”, for example, will use a moving alarm of a
smartwatch to warning staff when a automobile with non-standard equipment
options is entrance adult and requires special attention.

Virtual existence eyeglasses have also been used for a initial time in
training public staff: Specific public processes for a new BMW 8
Series Coupé were videoed and noticed by employees by VR glasses.
This enabled them to familiarize themselves with a new indication and the
scold fitment routine before prolongation ramped up.


Two engine variants accessible from launch

Two engine choices will be accessible when a new BMW 8 Series Coupé
goes on sale in Nov 2018. The V8 engine in a BMW M850i xDrive
Coupé (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 – 10.0 l/100 km; sum CO2
emissions: 240 – 228 g/km)* delivers considerable power: The latest
era of a 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine has been completely
redeveloped to broach a opening commanding out during 530 hp and a
torque of 750 Nm.

The BMW 840d xDrive Coupé relies on a diesel engine (combined fuel
consumption: 6.2 – 5.9 l/100 km; sum CO2 emissions: 164 – 154
g/km)* distinct anything else in a rival sourroundings to deliver
higher traction and low fuel consumption. The 3.0-litre in-line
six-cylinder diesel energy section generates a limit outlay of 320 hp
and a limit torque of 680 Nm.



If we have any questions, greatfully contact:


Birgit Hiller, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Head of Communications


+49 8731
22020, E-Mail: [email protected]


Thomas Niedermeier, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Communications

+49 8731 76 27666
,E-Mail: [email protected]


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The BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

Plant Dingolfing is one of a BMW Group’s 30 tellurian production
sites. At Plant 02.40, about 1,600 cars of a BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Series hurl off a public lines each day. In total, a plant
made some-more than 376,000 cars in 2017. At present, a sum of
approx. 18,000 people and 800 apprentices work during a BMW Group’s site
in Dingolfing.

In further to a automotive core production, BMW Group Plant
Dingolfing is also home to prolongation comforts for vehicle
components such as pulpy parts, seats as good as framework and drive
components. Due to a plant’s aluminium imagination in vehicle
construction and longstanding knowledge in producing alternative
drives, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing similarly provides crucial
components for a BMW i models – such as high-voltage battery,
e-transmission and a expostulate structure – to a prolongation site in
Leipzig. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high voltage batteries
and electric engines for a BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

The automobile bodies for all Rolls-Royce models are also made at
a site. The Dynamics Centre, a vast storage and transshipment
facility, provides a tellurian BMW and MINI dealership organization
with strange tools and equipment.



The BMW Group

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 30 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.

In 2017, a BMW Group sole over 2,463,500 newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 164,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.678 billion. As of 31 Dec 2017, a BMW Group had a
workforce of 129,932 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.