Fiercest of the BMW 8 Series, the company's luxury grand tourers taking on Porsche and others, the vehicle will deliver more than 600 horsepower, BMW said today. Though we don't have a price tag yet, the M850i Coupe will start at $111,900 (roughly R1,261,113) next year, too, so the M8 will probably go up from there. Back in April, BMW confirmed that it would be giving the M850i xDrive Coupe a 530 horsepower engine.
Meanwhile the steering comes from the M5, but has been specifically tuned for the M8.
As we'd been expecting, it'll use the same 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 as the M5. It uses the M xDrive all-wheel drive system as well, tuned specifically for this auto, and said to offer "top-drawer dynamics with unimpeachable directional stability and unshakeable traction". Yes, that means it will offer what BMW describes as an "agile, rear-wheel-biased set-up".
The regular 8 Series is very much a GT vehicle, but we're promised the M8 will be sharper. New details have now been announced by BMW, with the vehicle due at some point in 2019. BMW didn't go into specifics, but said the auto will have a unique suspension which delivers "exceptional directional stability, steering precision and cornering dynamics". That's not expected to happen until 2019, however, though we should get more details well in advance of the M8 arriving in dealerships. As well as the 2020 BMW M8 Coupe, the automaker has also confirmed that it's working on a BMW M8 Convertible for those wanting to feel the wind in their hair. Official introduction of the M8 is said to take place in Frankfurt next September, and the coupe will be followed by a convertible and a four-door Gran Coupe version later.