BMW testing 8 Series mid-engined?August 25, 2020
A mysterious BMW 8-Series coupe prototype has been spotted near the German Nürburgring race track. The machine, which received a slight camouflage, could have a mid-engined layout.
Although at first glance, the test version of the already familiar 8 Series, the photos of which came to our editorial office a couple of minutes ago, does not look too special, it has unique “windows” in the rear of the body. These windows received air intakes. We can also see a partially disguised rear window, which tells us that BMW doesn’t want people to look inside this part of the cabin.
We’re not entirely sure what we have in front of us, but the photographers who took these pictures believe that the Bavarians are testing a prototype of the flagship G8 with a mid-engined layout. The prototype seen also has camouflaged body panels as well as a four-tailpipe exhaust system and a high-performance braking system with red calipers. Externally, the car is very similar to the flagship version of the M850i.
It is possible that this is indeed a mid-engined version of the 8 Series coupe.
This version of the model also opens up opportunities for a new Bavarian supercar, although the project for this car was officially canceled at the beginning of this year. This remains unconfirmed, but the supercar was reportedly inspired by the previously revealed Vision M Next concept. On the other hand, the automaker has already unveiled the BMW M8 GTE racing car.
There is also a real possibility that this prototype does not have an engine between the axles at all, and its engine, as usual, is located under the hood. The fact is that these photos do not show the many air ducts that the engine located at the back of the car will need. We also expect additional body modifications and especially the rear if the engine is installed behind the front seats, which would change the car’s external proportions, which does not seem to be here.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that prototypes of the updated BMW M3 and M4 were spotted before the premiere. Western publications have captured prototypes of the updated BMW M3 and M4, which were high-speed tests at the German Nürburgring race track. There is a month left before the debut of these new products.
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