BMW refuses to release supercarsJune 17, 2019
The automaker motivated its decision by the presence in the model range of the M8.
The chief of the “M” division of the Bavarian concern Markus Flush made a statement in which it is indicated that the company is no longer going to produce supercars, since this role in the model lineup is provided by the BMW M8.
The news for BMW fans is definitely sad. From the concern expected that he will release a supercar capable of competing with the Lamborghini and Ferrari. But alas! When giving an interview to an Australian publication, Wich Car noted that the Bavarian plant was already producing a full-fledged supercar, meaning the M8 model.
Marcus added that today this car showed the best speed result at the Nurburgring highway in the history of the brand. The unit chief even added that the M8 could become the “killer” of the Porsche 911 Turbo.
Still, according to him, the new product cannot be considered the two-door version of the M5 sedan: the M8 has a lower center of gravity 2.4 cm, the body of the coupe is tighter, better handling. Even with the factory tests, the BMW M8 made a strong impression on the company’s employees. Recall: the coupe is completed with a 4.4-liter biturbo powerplant in 600 liters. with. (if the Competition equipment, then 625 hp). Up to 100 km / h, the M8 accelerates in 3.3 seconds. (Competition for 3.2 seconds). Cabriolets from this series accelerate to 100 km/h in 3.4 and 3.3 seconds. respectively. The speed ceiling is limited to 250 km / h, for cars with M Driver’s Package this figure is 305 km / h.
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