We knew that the BMW M8 would be a monster, but now the car manufacturer is lifting the veil of how powerful the coupe we can expect. The BMW series, the company's luxury supermarkets, which takes Porsche and others, promises the most sophisticated cars that produce over 600 horsepower.
It's a healthy take-off from the rest of the 8 series. Back in April, BMW confirmed that it would give the M850i xDrive Coupe 530 horsepower. The M850i xDrive Convertible, in which we showed your photos at the beginning of this month, provides 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.
To do this, each uses a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine and an 8-speed Steptronic transmission. BMW does not provide specific information about the M8 engine, just saying it's a "high-revolutions" V8 that will use M TwinPower Turbo technology for its 600 or more horsepower.
It will be linked to the M xDrive all-wheel drive system, although it should not be a fun-breaker if you're interested in getting a rear march. Bmw says that the rear wheels will be tilted and there will be a 2WD mode that effectively converts the M8 into a rear-wheel drive car, as some purists could say that all of BMW's needed results are needed. We have seen the same system in the latest BMW M5, and is a guaranteed shortcut for entertainment.
Meanwhile, there will be some other M specific optimizations. BMW says the M8 will be less rigid than the regular 8-series, with stricter chassis and chassis mounting. There will be a M-specific suspension, more directional stability, precision steering and steering angles.
At the moment, the car is being tested, and BMW is taking on various race tracks, such as the Estoril Grand Prix circuit in Portugal, which you can see in these photos – before the series begins production. It is not expected to happen until 2019, however, although we should get more information before the M8 arrives at the dealership.
However, this will not be in itself. Like the 2020 BMW M8 Coupe, the car manufacturer also confirmed that it is working on a BMW M8 convertible for those who want to experience the wind in their hair. Then the BMW M8 Gran Coupe will offer four doors, offering a coupe alternative to the BMW M5. BMW has not yet released these two photos, but you can see more during the M8 test, along with the M8 GTE, in the gallery below.