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2018-11-13 07:10
BMW M8

Image: Newspress

From the race track to the road: the new BMW M8 Coupe is rounding the final corner en route to series production.

BMW is putting an early prototype of its upcoming flagship through its paces at the Estoril grand-prix racing circuit in Portugal.

Performance orientated

The M8 is in the final phase of the series production development process. Customary BMW M dynamic prowess, agility and precision enter a new dimension.

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Performance-oriented vehicle concept with minimised weight, low centre of gravity, even weight distribution, optimum wheelbase and wide tracks.

BMW M8

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M-specific optimisations further increase already high levels of rigidity in the body structure, chassis components and chassis mounting. M-specific suspension delivers exceptional directional stability, steering precision and cornering dynamics.

Power and performance

It's high-revving V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology produces n440kW. A fully variable transfer of power via M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with rear-wheel bias and 2WD mode.

Market launch of the M8 Coupe takes place in 2019. All figures relating to performance, fuel/electric power consumption and emissions are provisional.

BMW M8 side

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The fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption figures were determined according to the European Regulation in the version applicable.

The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany. The range shown considers the different sizes of the selected wheels/tyres and the selected items of optional equipment and may vary during configuration.

BMW M8

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The values are already based on the new WLTP test cycle and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure comparability between the vehicles.

With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle-related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2 emissions, the CO2 values may differ from the values stated here (depending on national legislation).

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