BMW will launch the BMW M8 in a few months. This flagship model will come in two forms namely a coupe and a cabriolet. Currently, the automaker is in the final stages of this car’s development. More specifically, BMW is testing the car at the Nurburgring Motorsports Complex. Interestingly, the automaker is testing these vehicles at the Green Hell track in the Nurburgring Motorsports Complex. It got its name from a former F1 driver, Jackie Stewart, who decried the dangerous nature of this track in the 1960s.
The Return of the BMW 8 Series
Spy images of tests on these cars are available at https://youtu.be/DNuX9apdVgc. At first, you will see the BMW M8 coupe and then the cabriolet. Footages of the two cars will keep alternating throughout the duration of the video. You can also see some of their features although the grey-white camouflage is hiding most of them. Car enthusiasts are already familiar with various possible features. More of them are just happy to hear that the automaker will be unveiling this series again after a 20-year pause. Remember, the BMW 8 Series was available throughout the 1990s. It was in production from 1989 to 1999. In 2019, this model will make a comeback as it seeks to replace the BMW 6 Series.
Here are some of its added features
- It will have a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine. This engine resembles the one found in the BMW F-90 Generation M5. However, it will receive a boost to boast of more than 600 horsepower.
- It will have a larger exhaust pipe than the BMW F-90 Generation M5. That indicates that it will have a powerful sound as it moves on the streets or highways.
- The M8 has an M xDrive system. This system allows for optimal tractions in any driving situation. It distributes the torque to the rear and front axles.
It is likely that BMW will launch a four-door version of the M8 after it launches the coup and cabriolet versions. This four-door version will disrupt the market. More specifically, it will rival the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe and the Porsche Panamera Turbo.