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      09-11-2019, 09:52 AM   #1
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Could This Be The Track Focused M8 CS or CSL Spied?

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A more hard core M8 has been spied. Could this be a prototype for an upcoming M8 CS? Or perhaps this is a test vehicle for a top dog CSL model? The large wing seems to say CSL, but the lack of roll cage and streetable track/competition tires suggest CS.

It may be too early to say for sure which it is (or if it could be something else entirely), but we would love to hear your thoughts.

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Could be an Alpina B8 based on the M8 instead of M850i? I don't think I've seen any Alpina G14/15 cars testing at all?

Obviously the wheels aren't Alpina style and it doesn't have an OAL numberplate but it does have blue brake calipers - Alpina haven't done CCB yet at all and I'd have thought if it was an M8 CS or whatever variant it'd have CCBs
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Could be an Alpina B8 based on the M8 instead of M850i? I don't think I've seen any Alpina G14/15 cars testing at all?

Obviously the wheels aren't Alpina style and it doesn't have an OAL numberplate but it does have blue brake calipers - Alpina haven't done CCB yet at all and I'd have thought if it was an M8 CS or whatever variant it'd have CCBs
Alpina wouldn't have a wing like that. They're all about conservative styling and don't design their cars to be hardcore track focused anyway.
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Daaaamn, that wing.

They started putting CS on every ///M now.

They are doing the same with M5
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My question is why did BMW roll out an 8 series vehicle for what amounts to a lifecycle of 6 years?
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The rear spoiler looks super tacky.
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Way too fat for the track.

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Nice!!!!! That is awesome. Unwrap that bad boy.
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M8 CSL
M4 CSL
M2 CSL

Let's go ... you heard it here first

I already posted this about 2 months ago and when I did many replied " they won't start with their cheapest car - M2.. which is why I said they will roll out several models , including the M2.
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My question is why did BMW roll out an 8 series vehicle for what amounts to a lifecycle of 6 years?
Bmw life cycle is usually 7 year so...:
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M8 CSL
M4 CSL
M2 CSL

Let's go ... you heard it here first
Here, here
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My question is why did BMW roll out an 8 series vehicle for what amounts to a lifecycle of 6 years?
BMW's model lifecycle is seven years with an LCI about 3 years in.
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What's the point? Its too heavy no matter what, and I don't think any 8 series buyer is interested in the track. If you want a track car that's well above $100k just buy a 911 :

Also, why make a track version of one of your least driver focused vehicles in the lineup??
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So now my regular M8 is a piece of crap compared to the Competition compared to the CS compared to the CSL?

Thanks for making me feel special, M.
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So now my regular M8 is a piece of crap compared to the Competition compared to the CS compared to the CSL?

Thanks for making me feel special, M.
Your garden variety M8 is a piece of crap only if you think it is.

Poor baby awwww so sad for you if you thought nothing better would ever come along


Manufacturers make products to sell. And they improve those products continually these days or they get left behind.

PS. If you need a car purchase to make yourself feel special.... you may want to seek professional help...
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BMW is diluting the competition and CS models by adding them to everything now. Soon we'll have a 320i CSL model
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So now my regular M8 is a piece of crap compared to the Competition compared to the CS compared to the CSL?

Thanks for making me feel special, M.
Your garden variety M8 is a piece of crap only if you think it is.

Poor baby awwww so sad for you if you thought nothing better would ever come along


Manufacturers make products to sell. And they improve those products continually these days or they get left behind.

PS. If you need a car purchase to make yourself feel special.... you may want to seek professional help...


I feel special because of my M everyday.

Tell me your lovely 1M Coupe doesn't make you feel special.
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Could be an Alpina B8 based on the M8 instead of M850i? I don't think I've seen any Alpina G14/15 cars testing at all?

Obviously the wheels aren't Alpina style and it doesn't have an OAL numberplate but it does have blue brake calipers - Alpina haven't done CCB yet at all and I'd have thought if it was an M8 CS or whatever variant it'd have CCBs
Cant be an alpina. Alpinas have 4 doors and are historically the GC. I think it's the M8 GTS or something along those lines
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My guess is an M8 Competition GTS CSL coupe X-drive M Vision Next Sport....
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M8 CSL
M4 CSL
M2 CSL

Let's go ... you heard it here first

I already posted this about 2 months ago and when I did many replied " they won't start with their cheapest car - M2.. which is why I said they will roll out several models , including the M2.
I believe I echoed this as well🤔 and got blasted 🤣
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This really won't ever be a track car, at least I wouldn't think so...even a CS or CSL would be so boat-like and heavy that I don't see the need. This thing is a fast GT car?
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