Reborn BMW 8-Series Could Come In M8 Flavor, Too

Intel that BMW will revive the 8-Series just keep coming in, and the latest state it might get a range topper developed by M Division.

As previously reported, Autonews suggests that the 8-Series will replace the 6-Series coupe and act as a rival to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe. It will therefore be priced slightly above the 7-Series, but below the BMW-based Rolls-Royce Wraith, at about 150,000 euros (~$165,000).

It is believed that, just like the S-Class, the 8-Series will be offered in numerous configurations and with a selection of engines. The range-topping M8 is already being discussed internally and while it’s too early to say what engine it will use, the 600 hp, 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 of the upcoming all-wheel drive M5 is a likely candidate. Just a few months ago, BMW trademarked the M8 moniker, giving credence to its possible launch.

Finally, apart from an M8 which would rival the S63 AMG Coupe, BMW may also offer the 8-Series with a V12 in a move to match the S65.

Note: 2013 BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Concept pictured

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  • MultiKdizzle

    u wot m8

    • zsheps

      Came here for this, was not disappointed.

  • ediotsavant

    It needs a bit more height to make it elegant. Just like the Camaro, it seems someone flattened it.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Don’t h8 m8.

      or is this just b8…

  • Honda NSX-R

    Gr8 M8 m8 i r8 8/8

    • Tumbi Mtika

      ay lmao

  • Tumbi Mtika

    W8 m8, is this b8? If it is, u’ll get h8. If not dat is gr8. i rly appreci8. I r8 dis 8/8.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    I’ll believe it when I see it. For now, I don’t care. BMW is waaaay late with the M7 and M8 so…

    • Kaisuke971

      BMW has always been clear that they won’t make an M7 as far as i know.

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Well, the new generation is supposed to be offered in M7 form according to BMW. So far we have the M760Li xDrive and the new B7, both of which are 600hp monsters.
        I expect a true M7 based on the M760 but offering the V12’s full potential at 700hp. It will be epic.

        • Kaisuke971

          It won’t, they have made clear that the M760Li represents the sportiest variant of the 7 Series. And the 6.6’s full potential is closer to 1000hp than you may think.

  • Of course it will…just like every other BMW. You can guarantee an official M model more than what you can of any new BMW making it to production.

  • Cobrajet

    Just a V8? the M8 should be a V12 just like it was originally promised. The M6 can have a V8.

  • smartacus

    this…is not an 8-Series.
    this is an Acura Legend Coupe

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    Please build this, even though it looks just as boring as the rest

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