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BMW has confirmed it will be bringing a very vibrant edition of the M850i xDrive Gran Coupe to Australia in the 3rd quarter of 2022.
Dubbed the 8 X Jeff Koons, this exclusive 8 Series Gran Coupe has been made by globe renowned pop artist Jeff Koons as the culmination of a multi-calendar year venture.
Only a single of the overall 99 cars produced will be coming Down Less than for a purchaser to buy at a yet-to-be confirmed value.
Anticipate the regional pricing for the 8 X Jeff Koons to be substantially much more than the $282,900 in advance of on-highway costs asking value of the regular M850i xDrive Gran Coupe.
The natural way, the BMW 8 X Jeff Koons that’s coming to Australia will be proper-hand generate, allowing for it be road-registered, and it has an “expressive and hanging design” within and out.
On the outdoors, the 8 X Jeff Koons has an exterior end that combines 11 distinct paint colors together with blue, silver, yellow and black.
The exterior end incorporates elements of pop art and geometric designs which is stated to “pay homage to the 8 Collection Gran Coupe’s intricate contours and shape”.
Down the sides of the car are star-like shapes and “vapour thrust imagery” which is said to symbolise the power and pace of the 8 X Jeff Koons. There are also the iconic “POP!” symbols on each facet much too.
Only four of these particular 8 Series Gran Coupe styles are painted each 7 days, and each of them will take 285 hours of handbook labour to finish.
The portray is conducted by experts at BMW’s German production vegetation in Dingolfing and Landshut.
During the painting course of action, color samples are generally applied with magnifying eyeglasses to be certain they are specific and exact.
Inside of the BMW 8 X Jeff Koons is a multi-coloured inside that includes red and blue seats, as perfectly as a cupholder lid with edition badging and the artist’s signature.
Each and every car or truck arrives with a substantial-format certification personally signed by Jeff Koons and BMW AG chairman of the board of management Oliver Zipse. It also has the VIN of the respective car or truck.
The special version is mechanically unchanged from the normal M850i xDrive Gran Coupe.
That signifies it is run by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 motor with 390kW of power and 750Nm of torque. This is mated to an eight-speed computerized transmission, with push despatched to all 4 wheels by means of an xDrive all-wheel push method.
The BMW 8 X Jeff Koons isn’t the very first BMW model that Jeff Koons has created.
In 2010 the American artist designed the BMW Art Car, which is a BMW M3 GT2 racer that was also painted in a pop artwork-design with a large splash graphic on the rear and lively colours.
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