The V8 power unit for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe: A masterpiece from the Munich engine plant.

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Assembly of the new eight-cylinder engine featuring BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology at the long-established BMW Group headquarters excels through high-tech and precision craftsmanship Munich. The new BMW 8 Coupe is now 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 Coupe (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 – 10.0 l/100 km; combined CO2…

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How To: Read a Tyre Sidewall

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There?s a lot more information on a tyre?s sidewall than you think, such as where the tyre was made and when, and sometimes even whether your tire complies with pass-by noise regulations in Europe. Here’s how to decode it all: 1.) “245”: The numbers preceding the slash indicate the distance, in millimeters, across the widest point of the tire—called section width (245mm, or 9.65 inches, in this case)—when mounted on a wheel of specified width. Often listed before this number are letters that loosely signify the kind of duty for…

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