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We’ll Finally See the Production BMW 8 Series at Le Mans

Motortrend News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 19:00

When the 24 Hours of Le Mans kicks off next month, BMW plans to enter not one but two M8 GTE race cars. Those won’t be the only examples of the 8 Series at the race, though. That’s because the day before the start of Le Mans, BMW will also reveal the production 8 Series coupe.

“There isn’t be a better setting for the world premiere of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe than the 24-hour race at Le Mans,” said Klaus Fröhlich, BMW’s head of development, in a statement. “The race is a pure demonstration of passion, dynamics and long-distance capability. These characteristics define our new sports car in a special way.”

From the sound of it, we won’t see the M8 or the production 8 Series Gran Coupe just yet. Instead, it will be the entry-level M850i xDrive Coupe. But based on the prototype we drove back in April, the M850i won’t feel like a base model at all. It rides on 20-inch wheels, packs a 4.4-liter V-8 good for 530 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, sends its power to all four wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic, and offers an electronically controlled differential, rear steering, and continuously variable dampers. Owners who want to improve agility even further can add electrically actuated active anti-roll bars.

Unlike its most obvious competitor, the luxury-focused Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe, BMW says the M850i was developed to drive on a track as well as it handles the open road. In fact, one engineer went so far as to boast that “99 percent of drivers can’t get a better lap time out of a 911 than this car.” That’s a big claim, especially for a luxury flagship, but we’re certainly looking forward to testing it out.

Source: BMW

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2018 Nissan GT-R

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:16
The 2018 Nissan GT-R is a world-beating supercar with less drama than morning toast—it's disarming how calm 100 mph feels. This year, the twin-turbo, all-wheel-drive 2018 GT-R is closer to a performance bargain (at least in relative terms) this year thanks to the addition of a new GT-R Pure trim level that pushes the price of entry down to...
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Italian designer Giambattista Valli to launch UK flagship on Sloane St

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:08
Cadogan has signed Italian ‘A-list couturier’ Giambattista Valli as the latest fashion brand to launch a UK flagship on Sloane Street.
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2018 Nissan Titan

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:07
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FA call for opinions on Wembley sale

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:32
The Football Association is canvassing the opinion of members of local football bodies about the controversial proposed £800m sale of Wembley Stadium to Shahid Khan.
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Bounce and Rebel Bingo founders launch new bingo concept

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:32
The founders of ping pong bar Bounce and club night Rebel Bingo have launched a new bingo concept called Hijingo!, and plan to open 20 UK venues within five years.
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Arlington launches £400m student accommodation fund

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 16:05
Arlington has launched a £400m student accommodation fund with Rothschild as the lead advisor.
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New property management director for Howard de Walden

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:44
The Howard de Walden Estate has appointed a new property management director to lead on the Estate’s £3.3bn commercial portfolio.
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McBains makes Baseby director of architecture

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:34
Consultancy McBains has appointed Mark Baseby as its the director of its architecture team.
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Self-driving shuttle launch, Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster, The CARB game: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:30
Self-driving vans ready to shuttle riders in Dallas suburb this summer After-work happy hour will never be the same in Frisco, Texas. That's because the nation's first on-demand self-driving car service said Wednesday that it will begin testing vans that can be summoned on-demand via a smartphone app for rides between an office park and an...
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New head of residential at Octopus

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:28
Specialist property lender Octopus Property has promoted Gavin Eustace to head of residential development.
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Slice and dice: 2019 Toyota C-HR adds Apple CarPlay plus new LE, Limited trim levels

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:53
The 2019 Toyota C-HR subcompact crossover lineup triples in breadth for the new model year and all variants gain standard Apple CarPlay compatibility. Toyota debuted its Apple CarPlay integration on the 2019 Avalon full-size sedan earlier this year and the automaker has been expanding availability of iPhone compatibility to other models. Toyota...
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IWG shares soar on back of trio of bids

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:53
Shares in FTSE-250 listed serviced office provider IWG jumped by more than 20% in morning trading after disclosing it had received three takeover approaches last week.
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LSH forms Alpha Property JV to increase finance offering

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:49
Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has formed a new joint venture with Alpha Property Finance to grow its property finance offering to include specialist investment and development finance.
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Travis Perkins takes two units at Valley Park

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:25
CBRE Global Investors has let two units comprising 31,847 sq ft at Valley Park in Watford to Travis Perkins.
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Planning system 'broken', according to Raynsford report

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:19
The Raynsford Review of Planning, named after the former housing minister behind the report, is set to paint the planning system in damning light.
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Majority of real estate investors expect blockchain use to increase

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:18
More real estate investors than ever expect blockchain technology will be used to buy and sell assets according to new research from BrickVest.
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Mayor of London buys Haringey hospital in Land Fund debut

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:51
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has acquired a hospital site in Haringey which could accommodate 800 homes, using the £250m Land Fund for the first time.
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Aberdeen Standard snaps up two BTR schemes

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:44
Aberdeen Standard Investments has invested more than £44m in two build to rent schemes in Leeds and Edinburgh.
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Colliers International to acquire 75% stake in US real estate investment firm

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:40
Colliers International agrees to buy 75% stake in Harrison Street.
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