BMW recently pulled the wraps off the all-new M850i Coupe and Convertible and now the company is giving us a preview of the highly anticipated M8.
Described as “en route to series production,” the automaker has finally confirmed rumors that the model will be more powerful than the M5. While the company was coy on specifics, BMW said the M8 lineup will use a “high-revving” TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that produces more than 591 hp (440 kW / 600 PS).
The exact figure remains a mystery, but the M5 Competition has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine that produces 617 hp (460 kW / 625 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. This enables the sedan to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds.
The comparisons to the M5 don’t stop under the hood as BMW also confirmed the M8 will feature an M xDrive all-wheel-drive system. While purists may hate the idea, it will be rear biased and offer a traditional 2WD mode.