It is a fact that BMW is one of the greatest car manufacturing services producing quality vehicles with ideal features. So, there is good news for all fans of this German company, because the company has plans to introduce a brand new supercar, the 2016 BMW M8.
BMW showcased the 8 Series Concept a few weeks back which took most of us by surprise. Not long after its release they also revealed the rest mule of the upcoming BMW M8. It seems that this car is pretty much ready for production. Just like their other executive sedans, the M8 will be based on BMW’s CLAR modular architecture.
This will be shared with the 5 and 7 Series and it will employ a good amount of aluminum and possibly some carbon fiber in this particular application. Not much else has been said about it but it is quite clear the M8 is going to be BMW’s flagship coupe. This likely means it will have more in common with the larger 7 Series than with the 5 and 6 Series cars. Because of that it might be safe to assume it will also get a bespoke running gear but this still remains to be seen.
Let’s jump straight to the design of the upcoming 8 Series and M8. So far the concept looks amazing and considering the camouflaged model BMW showcased, it might be safe to assume the two won’t be that far apart when it comes to their looks.
The car BMW revealed as the M8 is quite clearly very similar to the concept they shown a while back. In the front, despite the heavy camouflage, we can clearly see the slim and swept back headlights with the unique inserts. On top of that the kidney grille is much larger than usual while the bumper seems to have a unique set of intakes with a really subtle splitter. The back seems to have a placeholder diffuser but the clean-looking bumper is mostly the same as that on the concept.
The tail lights on the other hand are much smaller than on the concept but considering these were halogen, they might just be there as a placeholder. Also, the car’s exhaust doesn’t seem finished so we wouldn’t be surprised if the production BMW M8 will feature something else.
BMW M8 Gallery
What will power it?
There are quite a few possible powertrains for the upcoming M8. Unfortunately BMW decided not to reveal anything substantial about this which is understandable. Most suggest the car will receive BMW’s 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 which will also power the M5 and M6. However, the original M8 was powered by a V12 engine. Because of that we wouldn’t be that surprised if they decide to employ the same type of engine once again. The new M8 might just get BMW’s twin-turbo V12 which is known to make in excess of 660 horsepower.
2016 BMW M8 review
For quite some time, many believed that this new model will be called the M1, probably because of the M1 Hommage concept car that was unveiled at the 2008 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. But the new supercar will be called M8 and the reason for that is it will share an aluminum chassis and a carbon – fiber with BMW i8.
Well, this new model from BMW should be pretty impressive. It’s a lighter version, but very powerful in combination with luxury and sportness. With the M8 the company will fill a big gap in BMW’s lineup.
BMW M8 Exterior design
Exterior wise, the model M8 will be built on the i8 platform which will contribute the chassis, that will probably be made of carbon fiber. As the result, it will have an influence on the weight of this supercar and consumption. Speculations are that the weight will not go over 1,500 kg.
The body shape of the M8 will look like a race car and it will provide ideal aerodynamics. A pretty long ’’V“ hood and sleek lines are expected to be seen. There will probably be large air intakes for optimum engine cooling. Also, it’s assumed that this model will have new headlights with laser – light technology and around back, a diffuser which will help this supercar to stick to the road at high speeds.
Interior design of BMW M8
The interior of the new 2016 BMW M8 comes with a very modern look combined with high technology. In terms of security, bearing in mind that this is a supercar, this model will be equipped with high security systems, requiring certain equipment additions.
For example, cameras, cruise control, ABS and etc. This model has an amazing cockpit with true sports steering wheel with controls on it and with new gearbox. In the M8 the comfort will be guaranteed for both the driver and the passengers. This supercar will also offer a nice combination of carbon – fiber, high – quality leather and Alcantara.
2016 BMW M8 Engine
Under the hood of the new 2016 BMW M8 will be a powerful engine, also with excellent performance. It’s a twin turbo V-8 engine which can produce 600 horsepower and maybe more.
Since there is a rumor that this model is lighter than its competition, that number is somewhere around the 1300 kg area, it could be assumed that the BMW M8 could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 3 seconds with top speed in the 200 mph area.
BMW M8 2016 Price and Release date
Date of release will probably be in mid of 2015 with price tag of $330,000 and there is a high chance that the price will increase after this sport car release. The price is maybe a little high, but considering the quality it is hard to make it less.