BMW is working on its new generation 8-Series, but the prototype we caught a few moments ago promises more excitement than we expected because the testing vehicle you are looking at isn’t any 8-Series, but the 2019 BMW M8. Yes, the Bavarian car manufacturer decided to build the high-performance model this time, and as we have heard from our photographers, the coupe is definitely hiding a biturbo V8.
According to them, the 2019 BMW M8 is getting the upgraded version of the 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The mighty mill will debut this year with the all-new M5, so thus we know what’s cooking under the hood of BMW’s flagship coupe as well. If the information we have turns out to be true, the biturbo will be capable of putting out more than 600 horsepower. The output will power all four wheels, so-called M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, while the power comes through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although some reports suggest that the awesome coupe might get a V-12 engine and as much we would like to see that, this is not going to happen for sure, simply because there is no need for anything like that. The 4.4-liter mill will do the job without any doubt.
Bigger intakes, quad exhaust
Even though we managed to catch the prototype, we can’t really say how it will look the production model of the future M8. As we see is, aside from several details, the high-performance coupe looks pretty much the same as its non-M sibling. Up front, the 2019 BMW M8 features larger intakes, while we can also see the laser headlights, which will be standard on both M and regular 8-Series. Around back, the vehicle sports signature quad-pipe layout, while you can also notice these large wheels and tires, as well as the special braking system.
Stay tuned for updates.