The prototype of the future BMW M8 drives as part of the support programme for the 24h Nürburgring.

The future BMW M8: hell-ride.The prototype of the future BMW M8 drives as part of the support programme for the 24h Nürburgring.

In 1990, a BMW was developed which left everything else in the dust. It was clearly well before its time and so it remained a prototype. But, in this case, out of sight...not out of mind. Of course, we’re talking about the BMW M8 – the legend. And now this fabled icon is going to be produced in a series soon. The fully camouflaged, early prototype of the future BMW M8 celebrated its first major appearance at the M Festival. At the M Corso, through the famous-infamous “Nordschleife” - two legends meet.

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Luxury meets motorsport.
Totally camouflaged, yet the centre of attention – the high-performance car fascinates thousands of M fans along the nearly 25-kilometre course. Classic M features like the enlarged air vents, the modified braking system or the sports exhaust system with four tailpipes not only highlight the significantly boosted performance and potential for driving dynamics, but are also guarantors for a highly-emotional driving experience.

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The conception and development of the standard BMW 8 Series and the M model have run in parallel. The future BMW M8 will build on the genes of the 8 Series and augment its DNA with added track ability and generous extra portions of dynamic sharpness, precision and agility.
Frank van Meel, CEO, BMW M GmbH

Driving soon.

The BMW M8, which is being developed in parallel with the BMW 8 Series, rounds off the sporty portfolio of the entire series. The BMW M engineers are working in high gear so M fans can put their hands on the steering wheel soon. The legend lives.

Le Mans is calling.

Development is also underway of a race-spec car – the BMW M8 GTE – to spearhead the return of BMW Motorsport to Le Mans.

The BMW M8 GTE development programme for our Le Mans comeback is in full swing.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director

“Developing a new racing car is always exciting, and in the case of the BMW M8 GTE the anticipation is that much greater still. We can’t reveal any pictures yet, but I can promise you that the BMW M8 GTE will look spectacular. We are planning an initial roll-out for the first half of this year and are looking at giving the car its race debut in the Daytona 24 Hours in late January 2018”, says Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director.