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2016 BMW M8 – New Yet Old Rumors

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According to Car and Driver, a 2016 BMW M8 is being planned in Munich. This latest rumor joins many previous ones that made for some …

According to Car and Driver, a 2016 BMW M8 is being planned in Munich. This latest rumor joins many previous ones that made for some great entertaining. You can read more here, here and here.

The U.S. magazine says that BMW’s first supercar since 1981 M1 is a coupe variant which will feature retro design cues coupled with the latest and greatest gasoline-powertrain technology. Since the future of BMW relies on carbon fiber and other lightweight materials, the future M8 is expected to achieve a target weight of 2760 lbs.

Furthermore, the 2016 BMW M8 is said to be built atop the BMW i8 platform which debuts next year.

2016 BMW M8   New Yet Old Rumors

So what’s hiding under the hood? Apparently their unnamed sources say that an upgraded version of the 4.40 liter TwinTurbo engine will be used coupled with an eight-speed DCT transmission. The total power output will be between 600 and 650 horsepower.

BMW’s newest supercar will take on the successful Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Porsche 911 Turbo. Our own sources say that BMW engineers have been tested other supercars for a while now, but that’s where the information stops.

Another rumor surfaces as well. According to C&D, BMW boss Norbert Reithofer is not a fan of this car, but the head of BMW M GmbH, Friedrich Nitschke, is. Those could be just speculations at this point, but this is something that other magazines reported as well.

Pricing? 250,000 Euros or $330,000 which puts the 2016 BMW M8 at the same level with exotic cars from Ferrari and Lamborghini.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below on whether BMW needs a new supercar or the i8 is more than sufficient.

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  • Nucleus

    It is time for a halo car from BMW. The key is lightweight. They need to outperform the Ferrari 458 Italia at the same or lower price with greater availability.

  • Mohammed

    This rumore has been going on for years, I gave up a long time back

  • http://www.facebook.com/letsholo Ofentse Letsholo

    all we want is a super bloody car from BMW… i so so cannot wait to OWN it.. ;-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/protituz Tituz InfamouzPro Shaanika

    come on bmw you can do this

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  • bmwracer

    That pic of the rumored M8 doesn’t impress me one bit: the car looks like it’s been squished with a tank…. Can’t BMW come up with a better design than that?

    • auaq

      It’s the picture that seems squished and not the car.

  • viper

    everybody has one , except bmw

  • fredyschiftan@aol.com

    The i8 will be enough, this car will have all you need to go fast and be economical. BMW may have some i8 M on the line and that one will be on supercar territory !!!

  • http://twitter.com/GiangcK Truong Giang

    C&D has been untrustworthy regarding BMW lately. They are licking Audi a** now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/riza.dehari Riza Dehari

    We wait impatiently for you to display a BMW car was very fast compared to the Lamborghini Aventador Berlinetta ferrari f12

  • http://www.facebook.com/riza.dehari Riza Dehari

    We wait impatiently for you to display a BMW car was very fast compared to the Lamborghini Aventador Berlinetta ferrari f12

  • http://www.facebook.com/riza.dehari Riza Dehari

    We wait impatiently for you to display a BMW car was very fast compared to the Lamborghini Aventador Berlinetta ferrari f12

  • Otto

    “BMW’s newest supercar will take on the successful Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Porsche 911 Turbo”

    Right.
    You certainly misread the book. Those cars are NOT supercars. They are supersport cars. I guess you heard of Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder or McLaren P1. That means that nowadays, a supercar is at least 800 hp, meaning a long way to go for BMW.
    FYI, Audi is working on a supercar, codenamed R10 or Scorpion and still wondering which platform they going to use : Spyder 918, Audi R18 or Aventador ?
    This comment also answer the “BMW? Why not” post. Basically, out of the BMW world, BMW fans know very little if none about car industry, hence the main reason why I won’t own a BMW any more is that I don’t want to be confused with one of you. It’s sad but true.

    • Mateo

      laferrari and others are hypercars like pagani etc.

      supercars are 458/gallardo etc.

      we all know MAIN REASON why bmw don’t have supercar vehicle.

      MONEY!!!

      ferrari is under fiat
      porsche/lambo/audi – VAG
      mclaren simply isn’t “normal” vehicle manufacturer, they made just couple of cars, for now.
      lexus is under toyota
      BMW is INDEPENDENT and it’s hard to find money for supercar!

      and if bmw makes m8 they really need to think about price because today’s 6er is really expensive!!!!!

      • Otto

        Then rename McLaren F1 or Enzo to “Hypercars”, put them at the same level of the 458 or the Gallardo and call the next generation of supercars “Ultracars” and so on.
        FYI, Noble, Pagani or Koenigsegg are also INDEPENDENT, so what? MB did they SLR (Ok, they failed it).
        Why couldn’t BMW achieve what they did?

  • BeamerMan

    It takes 5-7 years from designing to production.
    This would be epic!

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