New 600bhp+ BMW M8 spied in convertible form
M Division's upcoming range-topper will come in both coupe and convertible formats, according to these spy shots
BMW is developing a hot M8 version of the reborn 8 Series coupe, and these fresh spy shots reveal that a drop top convertible version is also poised to break cover when the new M8 is presented towards the end of next year.
The reintroduction of the 8 Series name to BMW’s range will see the firm field a genuine Mercedes S-Class coupe rival, with a high-performance M8 version to serve as a flagship for the M brand.
We’ve already spied the M8 in coupe form undergoing assessment at the Nurburgring, and these new pictures – folding fabric roof aside – reveal little different about the finished car’s styling. A low front apron riddled with air vents at the front-end, plus four exhaust exits at the rear, hint at the car’s performance credentials though.
As such, a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 will sit under the bonnet, producing at least 592bhp. The figure in the M8 could rise above 600bhp though, with power sent to all four wheels through a heavily rear-biased xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
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