BMW Might Introduce An M8 Concept In Geneva

The Geneva Motor Show is less than a month away and a new report is suggesting BMW will use the event to introduce a new M concept.

Nothing is official but BMW Blog says the mysterious concept is “based on the 8-Series and M8 platform” but will be different from the M8 Coupe which was previewed last year. The report goes on to say the concept will preview a production model but it won’t be a new supercar.

Assuming the report is correct, BMW could use the show to preview the M8 Convertible. The model has already been spied on a handful of occasions and the car is expected to use the same 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that resides in the M5.

While it produces 600 PS (441 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque in the sedan, BMW M boss Frank van Meel has suggested the output could be increased in the M8 to help justify its premium position and price tag. Reports have suggested the model could be rated at approxomitely 623 PS (458 kW) which would be on par with the rumored M5 Competition package.

Of course, the concept could also be something else and another possible candidate is the Gran Coupe variant. The model is expected to be launched in 2019 so BMW could use the show to build anticipation for the upcoming sedan.

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  • Matthew Daraei

    Yawn!

  • Bo Hanan

    At this point what is the point of an M8 concept? BMW is notorious for their concepts not looking like (see concept 8) the production versions. Why piss more people off?

  • Everyone probably already knew what M8 looks like anyway.

  • LWOAP

    Why? They’re already working on the road car and we know what it will look like.

  • CBV2020

    Hard for me to see anything but a new 6. I’m thoroughly underwhelmed given my love for the old 8s.

  • Kaisuke971

    I think the car they’re gonna show is the orange car that was at the end of the video about the 8 Series they recently put. It’s most likely either just an M Sport pack or an M Performance vehicle. It’ll be a “concept” just like the M4 at Pebble beach was a concept, 99% of the production car.

  • lagunas3ca

    Convertible M860 model with a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 and four-wheel drive.

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