Overviews 2016 BMW M8
WHAT IT IS: The 2016 BMW M8 is the first supercar from the blue-spinner crew since 1981, when the last of the 453 BMW M1s were sold. The M8 coupe will feature a few retro design cues, but also state-of-the-art gasoline-powertrain technology. The structure and body will use lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber, aluminum, magnesium, and even titanium, in pursuit of a 2760-pound target weight.
WHY IT MATTERS: As BMW downsizes its mainstream models and introduces electric cars, it runs the risk of degrading its sporting image. A car like the M8 would burnish the reputation of BMW Motorsports.
PLATFORM: The new M8 will be built on the platform of the i8, a futuristic carbon-fiber plug-in hybrid that uses some 5-series components.
POWERTRAIN: An upgraded version of the M5’s direct-injected 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo, coupled to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. BMW engineers are talking 600 to 650 horsepower.
COMPETITION: Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo.
WHAT MIGHT GO WRONG: BMW boss Norbert Reithofer is not a fan of this car, but the head of BMW M GmbH, Friedrich Nitschke, is. The top boss could cancel the project at the last minute. The reason: The M8 doesn’t strictly comply with BMW’s 21st-century technology strategy, which focuses on alternative powertrains and smart connectivity.
ESTIMATED ARRIVAL AND PRICE: Due in BMW’s centennial year of 2016, the M8’s target price is 250,000 euros, or $330,000 at current exchange rates.
2016 BMW M8 Release Date, Price, Specs, Pictures – A new 2016 BMW M8 supercar was announced and in the making for a long time, but there were no actual confirmation. Well we are as close as to a confirmation that we ever were as it seems that this car will be a reality come next year. They are calling it an M8 vehicle and it is going to be showcased pretty soon as the details about its release get sorted.
After the 2008 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and the release of the M1 Hommage concept car, everyone was expecting for the new car to adopt a name that was the M1 vehicle, but plans have changed and the choice came down to the M8. As the new vehicle will share a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis of the upcoming BMW i8 vehicle, the choice was to use the name that the somewhat counterpart has adopted. But the lightweight construction is in fact going to be the only thing that the car will share with this car.
2016 BMW M8 exterior
As we only have available the spy photos and some renderings off the internet, there are no confirmed exterior design looks about the 2016 BMW M8 car. So all we can do is use a lot of speculations and put our imagination into work or use the data that are available about the car. For now we know that the car is going to use some carbon-fiber materials and come with an aluminum chassis. This is an important part of the cars design as it will enable it to achieve greater speeds and be a super car that is has been represented it will be. The combination of the vehicle’s build and the engine makes it a supercar that everyone is expecting it to be.
As we only have available the spy photos and some renderings off the internet, there are no confirmed exterior design looks about the BMW’s M8 car. So all we can do is use a lot of speculations and put our imagination into work or use the data that are available about the car. For now we know that the car is going to use some carbon-fiber materials and come with an aluminum chassis. This is an important part of the cars design as it will enable it to achieve greater speeds and be a super car that is has been represented it will be. The combination of the vehicle’s build and the engine makes it a supercar that everyone is expecting it to be.
The body shape of the M8 will look like a race car and it will provide ideal aerodynamics. A pretty long ’’V“ hood and sleek lines are expected to be seen. There will probably be large air intakes for optimum engine cooling. Also, it’s assumed that this model will have new headlights with laser – light technology and around back, a diffuser which will help this supercar to stick to the road at high speeds.
Design Interior 2016 BMW M8
As from now till the actual release of the car, the technology is going to improve significantly, there is no way of telling for sure what will be the standard part of the inside of the M8 car. What we do know is that it is going to use some of the interior features that are going to be inspired by the i8 car. The 2016 BMW M8 design of this concept vehicle is also going to be the benchmark for the look of this car as many characteristics are going to be carried over and used from it. What the M8 will get from its i8 inspiration is the design of the steering column and instrument panel. The steering wheel, the instrument cluster and the central information display along with the control elements are going to be inspired by the i8 as well. The added comfort levels are going to be tweaked up with the addition of some high quality leather and the combination of it with carbon fiber and Alcantara leather.
The interior of the new 2016 BMW M8 comes with a very modern look combined with high technology. In terms of security, bearing in mind that this is a supercar, this model will be equipped with high security systems, requiring certain equipment additions.
Engine 2016 BMW M8
The new 2016 BMW M8 will share a lot with the i8 vehicle, but this is not the case with the under the hood features. As the hybrid incorporates the use of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine and an electronic motor, the M8 will be a completely gasoline powered car. It will most likely use a twin-turbocharged V-8 that is going to produce a power of 600 horsepower. We estimate that the car is going to be significantly lighter due to the use of the carbon fiber materials so the car will certainly weigh somewhere around 3,000-pound. This gives it the ability to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds and achieving a top speed of 200 mph.