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New BMW M8 coupé: first powertrain details confirmed…

New BMW M8 Confirmed With Over 591HP V8 And AWD The BMW M8 Will Belt Out 650bhp In Its Shoutiest Form
Sandy Mccarthy | 11 November, 2018, 00:11

BMW is moving full-speed ahead as it expands the 8 Series family.

For context, note that the M5's 4,4-litre V8 is worth 441 kW, while the M5 Competition boasts 460 kW.

The upgrades will also find their way to the chassis as the company has confirmed they were able to increase the rigidity of the body structure, chassis components and chassis mounting points.

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BMW says the M8 will be powered by a high-revving V8 engine that produces "north of" 440kW. New details have now been announced by BMW, with the vehicle due at some point in 2019.

Keeping it all on the road is a sophisticated AWD system that can be switched to rear-wheel-drive and send 100 percent of the power to the back for some slidey-crashy action. Rear-wheel bias will be dialed in, BMW says, and there'll be a 2WD mode that effectively turns the M8 into a rear-wheel-drive auto as some purists would argue all performance BMWs ought to be. BMW says the 8 Series' suspension has been "fundamentally reworked" to deliver "outstanding agility and precision". That's not expected to happen until 2019, however, though we should get more details well in advance of the M8 arriving in dealerships. Though we don't have a price tag yet, the M850i Coupe will start at $111,900 (roughly R1,261,113) next year, too, so the M8 will probably go up from there.

It won't be on its own, however. BMW has confirmed plans put the M8 emblem on the convertible variant of the 8 Series, and on the four-door Gran Coupe model that hasn't been revealed yet. BMW is yet to release photos of those two, but you can see more of the M8 in testing - alongside the M8 GTE - in the gallery below.

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