BMW M8 confirmed with all-wheel drive and more than 600hp power

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BMW M8 Prototype

BMW has already enthralled us with M850i Coupe and 8-Series Convertible, and they are giving us the preview of the highly anticipated M8. The automaker also confirmed that BMW M8 is more powerful than the M5. Without divulging into details, BMW M8 will use high revolution TwinPower Turbo V8 engine that is rated at 591hp (600PS). Nonetheless, the exact figure remains mystery. But, we know that BMW M5 Competition is powered using twin-turbo 4.4 liter V8 engine that offers 617hp and 750Nm of torque. The setup helps the car to accelerate from 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds.

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The comparison between BMW M8 and M5 Competition doesn’t end here. German luxury automaker M8 will be equipped with M xDrive all-wheel drive system, but it will be rear biased and comes with traditional 2WD mode. Not many purists will appreciate this change, but only time will tell how it is reciprocated by fans. Since, it is “M” car thus; it will have extensive upgrades more than M850i. BMW didn’t disclose specifics but said that it will have a unique suspension that claims to deliver exceptional steering precision, directional stability and cornering dynamics.

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The upgrades carry into the chassis and BMW M8 will feature increased rigidity of the body structure. The company also confirmed that chassis components and chassis mounting points. BMW further added that M8 will possess even weight distribution, wide tracks and an optimum wheelbase. BMW M8 will be relatively lightweight and has lower center of gravity. Even though the statement is vague, but we must point out that 2019 M850i xDrive incorporates several lightweight components such as aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber. There is also an optional carbon fiber roof and we expect the same in M8. BMW M8 Coupe will be launched later in 2019 and will be followed by M8 Convertible and M8 Gran Coupe.

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