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      11-08-2018, 06:29 PM   #1
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BMW releases some M8 info and testing photos ahead of official reveal

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From the race track to the road: the new BMW M8 Coupe is rounding the final corner en route to series production. BMW M GmbH is putting an early prototype of its upcoming flagship through its paces at the Estoril grand-prix racing circuit in Portugal.

• New BMW M8 (Fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km [26.2 – 26.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km) in the final phase of the series production development process.

• Customary BMW M dynamic prowess, agility and precision enter a new dimension.

• Performance-oriented vehicle concept with minimised weight, low centre of gravity, even weight distribution, optimum wheelbase and wide tracks.

• M-specific optimisations further increase already high levels of rigidity in the body structure, chassis components and chassis mounting.

• M-specific suspension delivers exceptional directional stability, steering precision and cornering dynamics.

• High-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces north of 440 kW/600 hp. Fully variable transfer of power via M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with rear-wheel bias and 2WD mode.

• Market launch of the BMW M8 Coupe in the course of 2019. Further model variants: BMW M8 Convertible, BMW M8 Gran Coupe.

BMW M8 Prototype Official Info



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Perfect.

I cannot wait to get my hands on this beast.
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So is this basically a coupe version of the M5 now? Basically the same drivetrain or is it more different than that? Fundamentally closer to the 5 series or closer to the 7?
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Pretty much new generation M6 coupe if you will
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M8 Grand Coupe please, leave it the way it is on this picture at Pebble Beach
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So is this basically a coupe version of the M5 now? Basically the same drivetrain or is it more different than that? Fundamentally closer to the 5 series or closer to the 7?
This replaces the 6,so assume it is the same as the 5
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"High-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces north of 440 kW/600 hp"

Hopefully it's 640hp or more, so they can one up the 639hp Mercedes AMG GT4 Edition 1. That's the car the M8 Gran Coupe needs to beat.
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M8 Grand Coupe please, leave it the way it is on this picture at Pebble Beach
And please give us this color, I haven't seen a good green BMW since the the E36 and E46 days when fern green was available.

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M8 Grand Coupe please, leave it the way it is on this picture at Pebble Beach
And please give us this color, I haven't seen a good green BMW since the the E36 and E46 days when fern green was available.

Isn't that Boston Green?

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Music to my ears, with 2019 market intro, ED pricing will be available in 2020 if I choose to replace my F83 with the M8 ED September 2020. Decisions.....
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"High-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces north of 440 kW/600 hp"

Hopefully it's 640hp or more, so they can one up the 639hp Mercedes AMG GT4 Edition 1. That's the car the M8 Gran Coupe needs to beat.
Sedan derived high performance coupe vs properly built from ground up sports car in its hardcore form? It'd be a great achievement even for M8 to match a base AMG GT.

Funny still there're people thinking BMW competes at that level LOL
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If the all new M4 is a smaller version of this Im okay with that
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I was expecting more like 650hp given the m850 output

So $40k more than M5 with similar performance?
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I was expecting more like 650hp given the m850 output

So $40k more than M5 with similar performance?
Don't forget less practicality to boot. But it does look good.
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I was expecting more like 650hp given the m850 output

So $40k more than M5 with similar performance?
40k more than M5 = epic fail. It cant be more than 15k if they want to sell it and Ill take a 911 GTS over this at that price
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M8 Grand Coupe please, leave it the way it is on this picture at Pebble Beach
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Isn't that Boston Green?

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Think its just the lighting, my mom had a fern green 330i and it changed tones depending on the sunlight
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40k more than M5 = epic fail. It cant be more than 15k if they want to sell it and Ill take a 911 GTS over this at that price
Euro M850i is listed at 125,000, and price delta between M550i and M5 is almost 30,000 if that may give any clue as to the actual M premium. Which would logically set the M8 somewhere around 155,000... The latest info from the German press (see related thread) though suggests base M8 power towards 630ps vs the M5's 600, so price might even be a little bit higher, meaning possibly upwards of 30,000 above M5.

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I was expecting more like 650hp given the m850 output

So $40k more than M5 with similar performance?
40k more than M5 = epic fail. It cant be more than 15k if they want to sell it and Ill take a 911 GTS over this at that price
Two completely different goals.

One is a long drive cruiser.
One is a true sports car.

Hint: Well, you don't get a hint if you cannot figure it out.
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