• BMW prepares M8 supercar?

BMW is planning an extreme super sports car with a hybrid drive and 600 hp. The technical basis is available and the developers are waiting for the green light. The new supercar is expected to be revealed by the spring of 2013. The new model, believed to be called the M8, will be based on the Vision EfficientDynamics unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Compared to the concept, the future car will be five inches longer, 1.24 meters high, 1.90 meters wide, and will feature a 2+2 configuration.

The future M8 will combine a V10 engine that develops 507 HP at 7750 rpm and a torque of 520 Nm with two electric motors, one on the front axle and the second one at the rear between the V10 and the six-speed M-Sport automatic transmission. The first electric motor will deliver 80-115 hp and the back one will deliver more than 50 hp. Thanks to an all-new aluminum chassis, carbon fiber bodywork, fine Kevlar bucket seats, and several magnesium and plastic parts, the M8 will weigh just under 1500 kilograms. All this will help the supercar sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.

Of course, some also say the supercar that will be cruising out of BMW will be the next generation M6. To these people we say, you might be right. Basically there will be a hybrid sportscar coming out of the BMW headquarters soon. We don’t really care what it’s called; we just want to take a drive in it.

The M8 is believed to be priced at around 150,000 euro.


Source: Autozeitung

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  (462) posted on 09.1.2010

woah! Is it really on hybrid?. The design of this new M8 is so astonishing.

  (743) posted on 08.30.2010

A supercar? We should be all waiting for that.

  (763) posted on 06.30.2010

Its easier to win if you beat the best of the pack then release the entry level super car. But It should do fine thanks to the previous f1.

  (433) posted on 06.28.2010

Nice! For sure this baby is one hell of a performer with a 1.5tons weight, there is no doubt it can accelerate faster than the regular m8 version or even the M3 GTS.

  (205) posted on 06.27.2010

Well, I guess this will be going to be just fine. I think its time BMW build a supercar. Unfortunately, the fastest BMW has only got 500 horse power, well that is really sick.

  (506) posted on 06.27.2010

Lovely looking car. I also want to see it’s back.

  (858) posted on 06.25.2010

nice looking car.. it looks very aggressive.. for sure many will like it.

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