2019 will not only bring a large refresh of BMW’s current lineup – X3, X4, X5 and M5 among others – but also one of the most exciting BMW’s of the last decade – the BMW M8. The new high-end sporty coupe will be the first M8 model to hit the market, after BMW has toyed with the idea back in the ’90s. BMW has already previewed the M8 through a series of camouflaged photos, building hype for 2018 and for its return to Le Mans racing.
“The conception and development of the standard BMW 8 Series and the M model run in parallel,” explains Frank van Meel, BMW M Division president, in a statement.
The rendering attached here shows a muscular M8 Coupe, with the typical M design cues and beefed up bodykit. The wheels are larger than the 8 Series Coupe, the front-end is more aggressive and the ride height is lower.
The new M8 is likely to get the same S63 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 as the F90 BMW M5 making around 600 hp.