The new BMW M8 Coupe will get over 600bhp

New BMW M8 Confirmed With Over 591HP V8 And AWD

The model also offers an optional carbon fiber roof and we wouldn't be surprised if it is standard on the M8. Fiercest of the BMW 8 Series, the company's luxury grand tourers taking on Porsche and others, the auto will deliver more than 600 horsepower, BMW said today. Back in April, BMW confirmed that it would be giving the M850i xDrive Coupe a 530 horsepower engine.

For context, note that the M5's 4,4-litre V8 is worth 441 kW, while the M5 Competition boasts 460 kW. In this application, it delivers 600 horsepower to the four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission and the same xDrive all-wheel drive system found in the latest M5. It will be rear biased to keep purists happy and offer a traditional 2WD mode.

Meanwhile, there'll be various other M-specific optimizations. The low center of gravity, wide tracks, and overall lightweight design make for a stable and controllable ride that's further enhanced by M-line specific features including a unique chassis and suspension to increase steering precision and cornering dynamics.

With the 8 Series Coupe and Convertible models now revealed and ready to take on the world, the focus now shifts to the M8 version, which BMW will be releasing in 2019.


BMW Group announced on Thursday that its newest high-revving coupe is on its way to series production.

But now we're learning a little bit more about the M8 production vehicle and its powertrain. As well as the 2020 BMW M8 Coupe, the automaker has also confirmed that it's working on a BMW M8 Convertible for those wanting to feel the wind in their hair.

The vehicle will be launched in coupe form "in the course of 2019", and will be followed by a drop-top plus a five-door "Gran Coupe" version, BMW says.

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