BMW 8 SERIES - Everything You Need to Know | Up to SpeedFeb 29, 2020
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seriesin this episode is sponsored by omae's and to support a great cause they are offering you a chance to win a new bmw m8 competition track plus twenty thousand dollars to spend on whatever you want you can enter to win right now by clicking the link on the description below or go to omae's comms bar done 'now let's dive into the late 70's BMW was stuck in a rut and was looking for something new and exciting to add to its lineup the company had recently broken up with famed car designer Mercedes Paul Brock you
knowthe guy who designed all those bad mercenaries of the 1960s, like the luxurious 600 and the legendary 200
seriespagoda, he designed the car il concept 1972 BMW turbo which was supposed to be the BMW of the future hence the super Omega amazing amazing Goldwing doors while paul was a great designer BMW thought they
needed to get out of the company for something new they wanted something exotic they wanted something mid-engined they wanted something so it started its tumultuous relationship with Lamborghini at first it seemed like a match made in heaven the Germans would design the mechanical aspects of the car while the Italians would design the bodywork and start initial assembly the final product was the m1 and it was the m AZ release to much fanfare in 1978, but as they say, the best mouse plans. and men often go awry soon the relationship fell apart because the germans were like excuse me there are costs and the italians were like we weren't done building them yet. it was plagued with problems and underperformed on the race track it looks great too and BMW ended up scrapping it in 1981 afraid to love it again BMW told everyone they were It'll take some time and stick with what they know .
German design and advanced engineering was like who needs a good sports car when you can have a practical and reliable cruiser like the e24 Six Series. This coupe was a harbinger of things to come. The e24 was initially designed by Carmen, like the Karmann Ghia, before being taken over by BMW Beamer's VP of Sales Bob Lutz, the guy who eventually developed cars like the Ford Sierra and Dodge Viper, wanted a powerful executive cruiser and attractive, and wow! one of the e24 variants like the sporty 635 CSI made 218 its spurs and sent power through a close ratio five
speedtransmission it was the perfect combination of performance and sophisticated styling if you hopped on one of these bad boys you were a Gamer and the e24 still looks sick in my opinion, especially bagged with some big old mesh wheels.
I have a taxi open on facebook market right now looking for it right now BMW had started dreaming back in 1984, Klaus Luth was designing some pretty nice BMWs while basking in the glow of his successful ether tea that came out in 1982 and solving the problems. problems of his new ether t2, which had just debuted but wasn't quite market ready, he decided he also wanted to make a car that was completely nonsensical and thus the e30 one 850 I was nicknamed the big eight Klaus set off to build a v12 coupe version of the Seven series flagship using the e30 chassis as a base I wanted the car to have a drag coefficient of less than point three ok let's put that in perspective with some other Lamborghini Countach drag coefficients from Beastie Boys v12 of 0.4 - Roy testa Rossa drag coefficient 0.36 to reach his goal Klaus enlisted the help of designer Klaus Capp pizza uh nepotism much ke Klaus took the super-long hood from the aforem he mentioned the turbo concept and blended it with styling cues from the M's nose to create the front of the vehicle.
Now, with the careful front. He concentrated on eliminating other places where drag could occur. Braked the front fenders like the e30 M car. gave it recessed wipers even though the mirrors appear to be upside down did it on purpose to reduce drag also created airtight windows so the glass would join the roof seamlessly, something I now can be found in almost every new convertible or coupe the end result was a drag coefficient of i hope he did it he did it wrong tonight oh my gosh thats even better than i expected take it home on the way to go klaus the car was so smooth that a/c Klaus didn't want to fit it with a B-pillar so he married the a-pillar to the C-pillar and called it a day, the result was a rad silhouette and of course a great access point for people to delivered pizzas big snowboards dogs nolan's ego the point is it was awesome and if you're wondering where the seatbelt attached to the car was through the seat itself i what Al is pretty creative with the full body design.
Klaus with the AC focused on making the 8 the ultimate driving machine. He used the naturally aspirated V12 engine from the 750 i, which was basically 2m20 inline-6 engines rotated 60 degrees and fused to reduce weight. The engine block was lighting it up. to go along with the already aluminum 5 liter engines it was good for around 300 spurs and 332 pound-feet of torque the massive engine and pillarless unibody chassis weighed a ton it actually weighed like a ton and Mean to make the beast handled nimbly Klaus with air conditioning was a bit counterintuitive and added more weight in the form of cutting-edge technology this car ensured in speed-sensitive power steering and steering-linked rear suspension the The first iteration was this thing called Active Rear Axle Kinematics or Acto, which is a computer controlled electro-hydraulic four-wheel steering system. the active rear axle kinematics system improves lateral stability using a multi-link rear axle known as the integral rear axle was able to turn the rear wheels, bettering the corene five years and nine hundred million dollars later the car was finally set to arrive at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September '89, but to say it was well received would be an understatement in eight days of the Frankfurt Motor Show BMW had received five thousand orders for the $100,000 car by the summer of 1990 it was reported that the total production of about 11,000 units a year had been sold through 1993 some people were willing to spend twice the list price to avoid the waiting list with so much initial success, the peeps in the motorsports division, also known as them , they immediately set about creating some new trim levels in '92, they came out with the entry-l Evel 840 i, which was propelled Powered by a v8 and had about the same Hurst burn but less torque than the 850 I in 1993 after all those back-order jerks had picked up their basic 850 eyes BMW introduced an upgraded version known as the 840 and 850 CI as well as the top performance version the 850 CSI which stands for crime scene investigation yes CSI's new m70 v12 engine was a 5.6 liter and produced 381 hurst purrs.
I heard from him you know Carly held the top speed record for the fucking time if you grew up in the 90s this was the car that's probably why they sell for around 20 million dollars at auction. Mr. Bean crashed won the CSI was the first car to have a BMW. now standard dynamic stability control instead of the big and complicated AK rear steering system we talked about earlier DSC relied on sensors and other electronics to apply brakes and engine power as needed to create active steering for improved keep the car in check the 850 CSI was a technologically advanced piece of automotive art, literally famous painter David Hockney was commissioned to make it BMW's 14th art car, which he did by painting his interpretation of the car from the inside out, even put a dog vein in the back seat but things weren't all rainbow and then hoses for the 8th series this was the first BMW designed entirely with CAD or computer aided design which meant it could work because
everythingwas built from so tight and intricate that even minor repairs and maintenance were a nightmare and they cost a fortune when combined with a global oil shortage.
Yes, we mentioned it. It made it to this episode. It had a high starting price and advances from competing manufacturers. People stopped buying the big touring car. And in 1999 the Series Eight was dead, but hey, it's the most successful German V12 car ever made, so throughout the 2000s, the remake culture was in full swing the world had. they ran out of ideas so everyone was digging up the past and looking to buckle down but not all new versions were bad with traditional sedans and coupe sales falling as buyers prefer TVs and CBS 20:19 seemed the perfect time for BMW to launch a new version. of their own $85,000 40 500 pound coupe of a new version because why wasn't it official the eight series was coming back but not with the v12 I knew it was something better because now it's got big turbo babies in it BMW gave the car new The 8 Series nickname and model designation G15 Like all new BMWs, including the Supra, the 8 Series gets BMW's Carbon Core technology that integrates a carbon fiber into the chassis, keeping weight down. low while increasing stiffness, which leads to better handling.
The suspension is double wishbone. the front end and multiple jerky jack links at the rear the g15 can be had in three basic configurations there is the base 840 which comes with a 3 liter inline 6 turbocharged engine good for 335 its spu rs and 369 lbs Petersburg then there's the M 850 that comes with a 4.4 liter twin turbo v8 good for 523 Herzberg and then there's everyone's mack daddy the one everyone else looks at and says man that guy's cool the m8 that uses a slightly reconfigured version of the m8 50s engine to produce 600 per person for almost the same amount of twist and all trim levels come with an 8-speed automatic transmission and are available with BMW's all-wheel drive xDrive system which is all-wheel drive four wheel drive but don't worry you can turn it off yeah so it's full rear wheel drive if you want to spend an extra 13 grand and get the competition m8 comes with sick wheels and a small badge so that whether you're idling in traffic or hitting your rear end on a curb people will know you've got the best BMW talking about you want a damn win one this episode is sponsored by omae's and we worked with them before To let you know how it goes, click the link in the description or go to omae's comm slash done' and be sure to Win a new 2020 BMW m8 race car with a very limited-edition metallic dravot paint job and a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that offers 617 hertz like birds.
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