2019 BMW M8 Convertible Will Blow Your Top Off With More Than 600 Horses

BMW’s M-Division is hard at work on a soft top version of the upcoming M8, a car that is being aimed directly at the Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet.

These images were taken by our partners at CarPix near the Bavarian automaker’s headquarters in Munich, and show a much lighter type of camouflage, identical to the one used on a couple of 2019 X5 prototypes recently.

Thanks to the “tighter fit”, we can see the M8’s muscular lines a lot more clearly. Other features such as the slightly wider fenders and side sills are also visible, as are the production headlights.

The large air intakes remain well hidden, as they have been in previous spy images, although the bigger brakes, black M-specific wheels and quad exhaust system are all exposed.

Both the M8 Coupe as well as the Convertible are expected to boast more than 600 PS (592 HP), all courtesy of a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8. This is the engine that helps the all-new M5 get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds, though recent reports suggest that the M8 will get a “more highly stressed version” of this power unit.

BMW’s M8 range should be unveiled either towards the end of this or early next year, sometime after the regular 8-Series breaks cover.

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  • M.R.

    BMW really fumbled this one. It looks like they had this pegged as the next 6-series and then decided to call it the 8 for nostalgia or something. I don’t see anything special here. Especially when compared with Merc and the S-couple/conv. this already lost and it’s not even out yet. At this price point it should be something special. Instead we got another 6 series… smh

  • Bo Hanan

    Where is the extended sharknose from the show car? If Merc can put one on their new CL why can’t BMW, who invented the term?

    • Navy P. Morroccan ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Benz should be ashamed for that hideous CLS. They were trying too hard with that car.

  • nastinupe

    Looks like the 6. Not really impressed.

  • FactChecker90803

    I like my wifes Convertable ZL1, cheaper and more ponies with a 10 speed auto.

  • Steven Bodo

    is that a Pontiac?

    • Bo Hanan

      I think BMW’s large coupes never look good as convertibles. The cars lines just do not work with the top.

  • MarketAndChurch

    If this was the 6-series, the 8 series would have been a 7-series coupe. Maybe this will still be close in size to the S-class coupe.

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