2019 BMW M8: One More Look At The Real Thing Before The Concept Shows Up

BMW continues the development of the new M8 Coupe, with our spies spotting a test car getting refueled at a gas station in Sweden.

With the Bavarians rumored to preview the range-topping version of the 8-Series with yet another concept at the Geneva Motor Show, this will be our best look at the high-performance two-door coupe that’s set to hit the market from next year.

The upcoming M8 Coupe will employ the powertrain of the current M5, meaning a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 strapped to a clever all-wheel drive system that can disengage the front axle completely.

The new M8 is reportedly getting a “more highly stressed version” of the M5’s powertrain, which already produces 600hp and enables the four-door super-sedan to hit 62mph from a standstill in just 3.4 seconds.

Despite a major leak that pretty much revealed the design of the final production car, BMW is still keeping the 8-Series under wraps, at least until Geneva opens its gates. The range-topping M8 will get a more aggressive look with bigger air intakes and the traditional dual-exhaust setup, as seen from the prototype that also wears bigger brakes with gold calipers.

The last reports suggest that BMW is planning a four-door version of the M8 as well, with the upcoming Geneva concept set to preview exactly that. All we have to do is wait a few more hours to see if the reports are true.

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  • Bo Hanan

    Looks a lot like the old 6-Series with a new number. Wide/bloated. Nothing like the show car.

    • LWOAP

      I honestly feel like this is the 6 series with a different number on it.

    • Fabián Montiel

      Because that’s what it is, a new 6 series that BMW choose to put an 8 on it instead of making a true flagship.

  • SteersUright

    So basically a BMW version of the Mustang GT? I don’t really understand the appeal of this car. It certainly isnt in the same vein of the stunning original and still beautiful 8 series. And it isnt as large, regal or elegant as an S-class coupe. Whatever, I guess BMW suspects theres a market for this thing.

  • Zandit75

    This model is going to look so much better as a GranCoupe. The rear end is too long for a standard coupe.
    The GranCoupe 4dr design will fill out that rear end nicely.

  • john1168

    The concept looked fantastic but why do I feel like this is gonna be a bit of a disappointment. Like Bo Hanna and LWOAP said, this almost seems like an old 6 series coupe with a new number on it.

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