There have been a lot of rumors in the market as to which the next BMW Supercar will be to mark the German company’s 100th Anniversary in 2016. It was previously believed that the car will be the M1 after the M1 Hommage car concept was launched at auto shows in 2008 but recent news suggest that the new Supercar will be the 2016 BMW M8. This model is based on BMW i8 with a similar aluminum and carbon-fiber frame but that will probably be the only common factor between the two cars. A lot of the details about this new car is still under speculation but we have compiled all the news that have been confirmed.
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BMW M8 Design
BMW M8 does not have too many competitors as its design and concept is supposed to be on a league of its own. Amazing performance and a stunning exterior are obviously expected similar to the expectations of any other futuristic car. The chassis of the 2016 BMW M8 will be made of high-grade carbon and aluminum. This will reduce the weight of the automobile by a large measure and also play a major role in improving its performance. Rumors suggest that the weight will be well below 1500 kg but so far nothing has been confirmed or denied. The car will be shaped like a sports car which will result is great aerodynamics. Some of the other expected features include a long V-Shaped hood, Sleek lines, laser light headlights, and large air intakes to keep the engine cool. A diffuser is expected to be there in the rear of the vehicle which will help the stability of the car in high-speed conditions.
BMW M8 2016 Interior
The interior of the new BMW M8 will be extremely contemporary and stylish with all the needed trims and accessories. Security features will be increased to match up to the higher speeds that the car is capable of. New cameras and sensors which will be of higher technology than before will probably be used. The steering wheel and instrument panel might be inspired from the BMW i8. Comfort will be taken to a whole new level with the use of carbon fiber and high-quality Alcantara leather.
BMW M8 ENGINE
One thing that is guaranteed is that the new BM M8 will definitely have an excellent engine that will deliver first-class performance. This car will probably not be a hybrid like the i8. Leaked information has suggested that the engine will be a twin-turbo charged V8 engine which will generate an energy of 600 Horsepower. An 8-speed auto transmission is expected as well as a start-stop system. With this engine, the car will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 3 short seconds and will be able to achieve a high-speed limit of 200 mph. If this information is true, then this sounds like a dream come true for speed lovers.
BMW M8 Price
The BMW brand is an impressive name by itself but the price of the 2016 BMW M8 will definitely take your breath away. This stunning sports car will probably be made in small quantities to maintain the model’s exclusivity, and will potentially cost as high as $300,000.