As we get closer to the unveiling of the production shape of the recently confirmed BMW 8 Series, videos of various prototypes roaming the Nurburgring are bound to appear ever more often. The latest comes from Youtube and it definitely makes us wonder if the car we’re looking at here isn’t actually the BMW M8. Why would we think that? Because of the mean V8 sound coming from the exhaust pipes, of course.
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I do feel compelled to tell you that you really should be watching this video with a proper set of speakers or a good set of headphones if you really want to make out the deep growl of the V8 hidden under the hood of this prototype. It’s going to be worth it too, as this is definitely the best sounding BMW to come out in the last 10 years if you ask me. I know this might sound like sacrilege to some but it has some AMG-ness to it and that’s definitely not a bad thing.
As for the car itself, it’s pretty hard to distinguish any specific features of it, due to the heavy camo it is wearing. What seems to be rather obvious is that compared to the concept, the front end will definitely have smaller kidney grilles and bigger headlights, which is a good thing in my book. Other than that we’re also hoping that the futuristic instrument cluster the concept was boasting will be included in the end product as well as the hard character lines down its sides.
Once the new 8 Series comes out and arrives in a dealership near you next year, we’ll also get to know the specs of the models in the range. So far, we know there will be an entry-level 840i on the table as well as a top of the range M8. The possibility of seeing a V12 being used as it was the case on the original 8er is slim at most, but we reckon the straight sixes and the V8s will make up for it.