One of the themes most discussed in the world of the motor during the past week, in addition to the competition for the adventure of Fernando Alonso in the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix of F1, it was the confirmation of the BMW 8 Series on the part of the German firm. We showed it in the form of a concept with a vehicle that is aggressive, technological and with a body of three volumes and body two doors.
BMW 8 Series original was marketed during the decade of the 90’s with engines of 8 and 12-cylinder versions 840i and 850i. The price in the market of occasion to a good drive is still very high, and increasingly expensive. The case is that few days ago we met the prototype of the new BMW 8 Series and now the brand shows us a future BMW M8 camouflaged but that leaves us knowing a lot of details.
If we still had doubts and didn’t finished claiming that the German firm were to launch a BMW 8 Series, this BMW M8 leaves us very clear that, yes, are serious. It is curious that only having shown some images of the prototype without offering details of importance to show us the future M8. Of course, the BMW M8 nor do we have data of importance as powertrain, features or size.
“The creation and the development of the BMW 8 Series and the model M are in parallel. The future BMW M8 will include the genes of the 8 Series and will enrich your DNA with a higher fitness sports and an extra portion of dynamism, precision and agility. This will offer a driving experience and own BMW M that perfectly meets the needs of our customers”; stated Frank van Meel, president of BMW M.
As mentioned above, there is no performance data nor power. However, we expect around 600 HP, not believing that exceeds with a vengeance. If we take the hand of the newspaper, not long ago, BMW said that its models M does not overcome the barrier of 600 HP, and must be associated to the automatic transmission.