It should come as no surprise to you that BMW is cooking up an M8 to accompany the newly returned 8 Series. After all, ///M now colloquially stands for Money, so that’s why we need to ///M all of the things. Here are some preliminary details about it.
There are no specific figures in BMW’s press release, but you can expect the latest M car with minimized weight, a low center of gravity, an even weight distribution and wide tracks. The body will also be rigid and have an M-specific suspension system.
It’ll also use the twin-turbo V8 engine from the current M5
, which produces 600 horsepower, but can definitely be kicked up beyond that pretty easily, I’d think. And it’ll put all that down, too, because it’ll have all-wheel drive. You can’t not have AWD with all that power, honestly, unless you are an American automaker and your name rhymes with Modge or Flevrolet.
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Of course, since this is already the case with the M5
, we can also probably expect a Competition version of the M8. Autocar thinks
that it could make up to 650 HP. This is something I guessed at
back in June, so I’m glad we agree.
Anyway, the upcoming M8 will be powerful, fast and extremely capable. It’ll look great and probably cost a great deal of money, too.