First test images from the sports version of the BMW 8

Munich, may 27, 2017

Hardly the design study of the planned BMW is presented 8, already the Bavarian manufacturer slides after pictures of M8. Show the still fully cloaked sports version, but many of the details are already apparent. The engineers working on the top version so already now parallel to the development of the normal 8. The early prototype will be shown in the programme of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (27 to May 28, 2017).

Return to Le Mans with a M8 GTE

The M8 has large air intakes, a modified brakes with blue brake calipers and a sport exhaust system with four tailpipes. It should be suitable for track use. But also a real offshoot of race is scheduled for the return by BMW at Le Mans and is already developed: M8 GTE. The car should look spectacular, promises Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. "We are planning the first roll-out in the first half of the year. The first use of race is intended for the 24-hour race in Daytona at the end January 2018"so Marquardt.

V8 or V12?

After the numbers 1 to 7, BMW have been completed, a BMW to come 8-seater on the market in the year 2018. A design study is currently at the Concorso d' Eleganza on Lake Como Villa d'Este (26 to May 28, 2017). A 8 already existed from 1989 to 1999 in the BMW range. Also a M8 was planned, but only a prototype was built. He was kept secret for 20 years and shown until the year 2010 of the public. As the engine was a V12 with around 550 HP, used in weaker versions in the 850i. Whether even the new M8 again Gets a V12 BMW provides a map, or a V8 (for example, a stronger version of the 560-Horsepower engine in the M6) only in the 610 HP of strong M760Li, remains speculation for the time being. (sl)