BMW M8 Coupe And Convertible Spied Next To Each Other Between Workouts

The BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible have been spied together while undergoing testing at the Nürburgring.

Still dressed in heavy camouflage, the high-performance models have a prominent twin kidney grille which sits in between stylish headlights with distinctive LED daytime running lights. The cars also have an aggressive front bumper with large air intakes featuring honeycomb mesh inserts.

The sporty styling is visible elsewhere as the models have aerodynamic side skirts and lightweight alloy wheels which are backed up by a high-performance braking system with gold calipers. We can also see muscular rear fenders and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.

Any differences between the coupe and cabriolet?

The biggest difference between the two models is the coupe has a double bubble roof while the convertible features a power retractable soft top. In order to accommodate the roof, the convertible has been equipped with a unique rear end which features a flatter trunk lid and a re-positioned third brake light.

It’s also worth mentioning the rear window on the convertible is significantly smaller than on the coupe and this will likely result in some pretty sizable blind spots.

What will power this duo?

While BMW has been already shown off a handful of M8 prototypes, the company hasn’t said much about what will power the car. Regardless, the model is expected to use the same 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that resides in the M5.

It develops 600 PS (441 kW) and 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) of torque but BMW M boss Frank van Meel has previously suggested the M8 could have even more power as it will “sit at the very top of our model range” and “have a specification suiting its position in our hierarchy.”

Reports have suggested the engine could produce more than 623 PS (458 kW) which would be on par with the M5 Competition Package. Rumors have also indicated the M8 could be equipped with the M5’s all-wheel drive system which can be deactivated on command.

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Picture credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien for Carscoops

  • LWOAP

    Now all it needs is a Gran Coupe model and it will make a lovely M6.

    • Autoexperte

      BMW M8 GranCoupe Concept was on the Geneva Motor Show

      • LWOAP

        I meant production version.

  • Six Thousand Times

    These will do. Looking forward…

  • Terrill Spencer

    They need to revive the V10 specifically for this model…. Using the same engine for each model is cost effective (I get it) But the M8 is a special car so why not the V10 the previous M8 that was never released had V12 with 550hp. My point is give it some exclusivity than the rest of the pack.

  • Bo Hanan

    If this were a 6-Series what would be different about it? Nothing! Needs the TT-V12.

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