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.