We’ve been anticipating the BMW M8 as well as the 8-Series since we first heard about it. As the day draws closer to its launch, budding spy photographers have caught a glimpse of the German ‘beast’ munching up the track.
Spotted covered in heavy camo from head to toe, BMW has remained tight-lipped on what’s on the horizon. Judging by the gaping holes visible at the front, a beastly engine is hiding underneath.
Sources indicate the potential of a V8 twin-turbo motor rated at an impressive 600 horsepower equating to the BMW M8 meaning serious business in a few years.
This engine is also the same one reported for the new M5 which also happens to ship with a dedicated Drift Mode in all-wheel drive models. Could this mode also make its way into the BMW M8?
BMW M8 models are to debut after the new 8-series enters showrooms in 2019 in both coupe and convertible forms after a 2018 full reveal.
As previously mentioned, BMW 8-Series models are to take over from the current 6-Series, but the 6-Series won’t evaporate into thin air. Instead, the moniker will carry on attached to liftback models.
8-Series models won’t stop there, as the German brand has plans to add a hybrid powertrain as well as an electric performance model. These models will incorporate the same powertrain used by the recently unveiled 740e Performance model.
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