The organizing committee of PR Arabia National Auto Award 2018/2019 has named the new BMW 8 Series Coupe the ‘Best Coupe/Sports Car’ at its awards ceremony, held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The BMW 8 Series Coupe was put through the paces against others, but its impeccable design, performance capabilities and driving dynamism placed the BMW 8 Series as the award-winning model.
The most striking features shared by the engine and suspension include the broad spectrum of their characteristics.
The eight-cylinder power unit being featured for the first time in the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe produces precisely the amount of torque and sonorous sound ideally suited for relaxed cruising. On the other hand, in the Sport or Sport+ mode of the driving experience control feature, both power delivery and engine sound alike become noticeably more dynamic.
Likewise, the function of the electronically controlled dampers, the stability control system DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) and the four-wheel drive system are precisely oriented to the selected driving mode.
As the embodiment of both supreme and sporty power delivery, the new V8 power unit also contributes decisively towards the performance characteristics of the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe.
Whist having the same weight as the predecessor engine, the new power unit mobilises 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 characterised by expanded spread and further shortened shift times.
Mark Notkin, Managing Director at Mohammed Yousuf Naghi Motors, said: “The BMW 8 Series Coupe’s success at the recent PR Arabia National Auto Award is a proud moment for everyone at Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors as we constantly strive to deliver the very best automotive experiences to all of our customers in KSA.
“This latest model in BMW’s hugely popular 8 Series range is on course to be a future classic thanks to the fantastic combination of state-of-the-art styling, ultimate comfort and incredible driving performance.
“An example of BMW’s supreme engineering and unrivalled understanding of what makes a superb motor car, the 8 Series is sure to win many more prestigious motoring awards around the region and beyond in years to come.”