BMW could launch M8 in 2016

A new rumor has emerged concerning a potential BMW supercar which could receive the M8 moniker. Scheduled to arrive in 2016 to celebrate the brand’s 100th anniversary, the new supercar will allegedly utilize the i8 platform and is likely to be powered by a V8 TwinPower Turbo, direct-injection 4.4-liter engine borrowed from the current generation of the M5 (F10). This power unit should be capable of outputting somewhere in the region of 650 bhp (484 kW) and will work together with an eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

BMW M1 Concept-1

In terms of looks, it will take some of the styling ideas from retro BMWs, but the body will be as modern as possible since it will make use of lightweight materials like titanium, aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber. The same report indicates BMW wants to achieve a curb weight of just 1,252 kg (2,760 lbs).

All these will come at a price as the 2016 BMW M8 will cost about 250,000 euros.

Note: Photos depict BMW M1 Concept artist rendering

Source: Car & Driver

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