BMW 8-Series To Debut On June 15 At Le Mans

The long-awaited BMW 8-Series will premiere on June 15, just before this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans kicks off.

A bulletin recently issued by BMW to its client advisers in the United States confirmed the news and was shared by Bimmer Post. The bulletin states that the 8-Series will enjoy its “world premiere” on the night of June 15 so it’s reasonable to assume that attendees will see it in the flesh at the same time pictures and details are shared online.

Just a couple of days ago, our spy photographers snapped the 8-Series undergoing testing in both coupe and convertible guises.

While the design of the 8-Series coupe and convertible has been inspired by last year’s concept, the production models will look significantly more tame. Even still, the duo appear much more purposeful than the current 6-Series and are sure to prove to be thrilling and luxurious alternatives to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class range.

We expect engine options to carry over from the 7-Series. As such, the entry-level model may get a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder with 335 hp while a step up in the range will include a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 with 455 hp.

Both a BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible are assured for production with power coming from an upgraded version of the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 from the M5. Rumors suggest that grunt could range between 616 hp and 641 hp. A luxury-focused version with a V12 is also possible.

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  • smartacus

    Considering you guys just ran an article
    about M5 sandbagging their actual output
    of 625HP; it’s easily feasible they will simply
    publish the actual output for the 8 Series;
    which will go down as
    “The Yawn Heard Around The World”

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