The prototype BMW M8 was photographed during the tests at the Nurburgring

The prototype BMW M8 was photographed during the tests at the Nurburgring

June 25, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The revived Bavarian 8-Series was introduced quite recently, and already now the company BMW is preparing to present a charged version of the M8, which was noticed by photo spies during road tests and refinement.

If motorists are not satisfied with the BMW M850i, they will have to wait until the full version is released from the special M-Perfomance unit. And soon the version in the convertible body will be presented, and the standard version can get a four-door configuration that would become the successor of the M6 ​​Gran Coupe.

On the tests at the Nurburgring, a prototype coupe with a hard top was seen. In all likelihood, the top version will be equipped with a turbocharged V8 engine with a working volume of 4.4 liters, capable of developing more than 600 horsepower. Together with the motor can be installed eight-speed automatic transmission.

It is also not excluded that the M-version will reduce its mass due to greater use of aluminum alloy and light composite materials. Thus, the car can be reduced its weight to 1,900 kg (the standard version weighs 2031 kg). Naturally, the suspension, transmission and braking system will be adapted to new features.

BMW has already confirmed that it will introduce the M8 in 2018. Therefore, it will not be surprising if the new version of the coupe will be presented within the Paris Automobile Salon. Later in the company will present the 8-Series from M-Perfomance in the body of the convertible and the Gran Coupe.

The standard equipment of the car practically will not change. You can expect that comfortable seats will be replaced by more sporting ones. Interior decoration will receive decorative elements made of carbon fiber, and possibly a new sports steering wheel will be installed.

Judging by the fact that the BMW M8 is tested in dense camouflage, the car will receive a new aerodynamic body kit. The front bumper, apart from the functional diffuser, will have wider air intakes, which will provide additional cooling to the braking system and motor.