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      05-19-2021, 10:36 AM   #1
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M8 CSL / 8 Series Performance Parts Development Prototype?

Updated August 25, 2021 with new photos showing new hood and more.

BMW M8 / 8 Series Prototype






BMW M8 CSL



Hear the prototype's sound at 3:00 mark in this video (thanks to @stein_325i):

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      05-19-2021, 11:38 AM   #2
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Buy why?

Defeats the purpose of "CSL".
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      05-19-2021, 11:39 AM   #3
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who is gonna buy a $180k M8 with a torque converter?

also wasn't there some prototype M8 a few years ago with those rear window vents that was speculated to have a transaxle gearbox?
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who is gonna buy a $180k M8 with a torque converter?
M5CS has a torque converter so does the new G8X which im sure is going to get a CSL variant and I doubt there will be a DCT just for that one car line.

Basically, this is the new normal for BMW and i'm sure they did enough market research to allow this.
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      05-19-2021, 11:50 AM   #5
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Hope they come with unique rims and not these m sport looking ones they throw on basically everything
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I wish the side skirts were wider and resembled the M8 GTLM car. Otherwise looks great! I agree with the earlier posts, I wish the DCT was used! The grills would look amazing like this which does resemble the GTLM version.
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Some exhaust at 3:00 here:

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Looks like something out of Need for Speed
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Some exhaust at 3:00 here:

Thanks for sharing. This car at WOT is gonna be a holy fucking shit moment for BMW.
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Buy why?

Defeats the purpose of "CSL".
It doesn't if it means....."Coupé Substantial Large(st)"

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That car just looks so big.
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Not a huge fan of the rear wing, but that exhaust note has my attention.

If Merc can offer a $180K AMG GT why shouldn't BMW throw their hat in the ring?

All you people complaining should be grateful R&D cash is still getting pumped into ICE vehicles.
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Gonna have to see if parts trickle down for us to use.
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M8 CSL

Doesn't make much sense since they are not going to be selling the M8 coupe anymore in the US, or even racing it.
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Doesn't make much sense since they are not going to be selling the M8 coupe anymore in the US, or even racing it.
..I thought this was a shell for a proposed anniversary 3.0 CSL limited production run
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Well I mean it sounds glorious…
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Do we know for sure that this is a M8 CSL protype?

The previous M8 test mule with vented quarter wondows was hinted by insiders to be a test mule for a «special model» like a 3.0 CSL hommage production version.
Hybrid drivetrain in the rear seat area, hence the vents.

The exhaust sound in the video is clearly not V8 but straight six as well...
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That car just looks so big.
Don't forget to throw the fenders out before pulling up to the dock

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I have thought that they will release an M8 CS..
A more suited version for this GT car..
A CSL would be suitable for an M2..
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Is it confirmed that this is for the 8er and not just a powertrain mule?
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