BMW M8 will receive “electronic” brakes with track mode

BMW M8 will receive “electronic” brakes with track mode

May 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The company revealed details about the new charged model.

BMW has released details about the new “charged” model – M8. It will be available in both the standard version and the hardcore version of Competition. The coupe and cabriolet will give up the brake servo: instead, special electric actuators will be used to control the system pressure and force.

As representatives of the brand say, the new “electronic” brake system is designed specifically for M-models. It is suitable for both standard “metal” brakes and carbon-ceramic.

Actuators allow you to achieve finer adjustment of the brakes, as well as significantly improve the feedback and overall speed of work. Due to this, the brakes not only react faster to the pedal, but the auxiliary electronics (for example, the stabilization system) also work faster. In addition, the rejection of the vacuum amplifier helped the car to throw about two kilograms.

The settings of the brake system and the force on the pedals change depending on the chosen driving mode: Comfort or Sport.

Also, the most powerful M8 will receive the Setup button on the center console, which brings up a menu with fine tuning of the vehicle systems. At the same time, the traditional M-mode will be refined. In it, not only the settings of the car will switch to the most sporting ones, but also the nature of information display on the dashboard and projection display will change.

As previously reported, the M8 will receive a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, issuing about 600 forces, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission M Steptronic, active M-differential and all-wheel drive from the M5 with the ability to disable the front axle. Overclocking the new one to 100 km/h will take about three seconds.

The BMW M8 will premiere in June.