BMW gears up for M8 Coupe series production in 2019
BMW is putting the M8 Coupe through its paces at the Estoril grand-prix racing circuit in Portugal, as it gears up to put its track car in series production in 2019.
The car, which will be avialable from next year, will have a high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology that produces north of 440 kW/600 hp. Fully variable transfer of power via M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with rear-wheel bias and 2WD mode.
BMW wants the Coupe series to include a performance-oriented vehicle concept with minimised weight, low centre of gravity, even weight distribution, optimum wheelbase and wide track
Provisional data reveals fuel consumption combined: 10.8 – 10.7 l/100 km [26.2 – 26.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 246 – 243 g/km) in the final phase of the series production development process.
Further model variants include the BMW M8 Convertible, BMW M8 Gran Coupe.
BMW unveiled an early prototype of the M8 last year.