BMW M8 GTE

THE NEW BMW M8 GTE.

BMW Motorsport starts #MISSION8.

THE NEW BMW M8 GTE.

BMW Motorsport starts #MISSION8.

The new BMW M8 GTE.BMW Motorsport starts #MISSION8.

At the 2017 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany, BMW Motorsport introduces its new top model in the international GT sport segment: the BMW M8 GTE. This top-of-the-range car will be on the starting line next season at the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) – among many other events. We reveal what the BMW M8 GTE can do in 5 facts.

4.0 litres
is the maximum displacement the V8 engine with BMW TwinPower Technology may have according to regulations. Depending on the categorisation, it has a nominal basic power of more than 500 hp. Cylinder block and cylinder head are taken over by the series engine. The development work focused on achieving the greatest possible efficiency and maximum endurance. The powerful series engine offers the perfect base for all of this.

BMW M8 GTE

Three quarter front view of the BMW M8 GTE.

BMW M8 GTE

Rear view of the BMW M8 GTE.

Aerodynamics
is an indispensable yet time-consuming consideration when working on a new race car. So it’s very important that right from the start BMW engineers work on the chassis of the BMW M8 GTE with maximum efficiency. A new algorithm now makes it possible to significantly increase the CFD calculation and, thereby, with more computing power, up the number of possible simulations before it even goes into the wind tunnel. There, BMW Motorsport once again uses the synergies of collaborating with series development and benefits from the perfect testing conditions of the BMW GroupAero Lab.

1,220 kg
thanks to the consistent lightweight construction in the design of the new GT sports car. In the development of the BMW M8 GTE, motorsports and series developers worked closely together once again. Due to the extensive use of ultra-light CFRP components, the weight could be significantly reduced. The BMW M8 GTE weighs only about 1,220 kilograms. In design, the BMW M8 GTE exhibits a close resemblance to the BMW M8.

BMW M8 GTE

Side view of the BMW M8 GTE.

The BMW M8 GTE is our new flagship for GT Sport and will go up against the world’s strongest competition in the segment.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director
BMW M8 GTE

Three quarter rear view of the BMW M8 GTE.

„Virtual Development“
plays a central role in the development of the BMW M8 GTE. For example, the traction control is developed with the help of an artificial system which learns as it goes along. Thanks to topology optimisation with 3D printing, the engineers, while looking for innovative and creative solutions for the design, created more free space. Rapid prototyping also allows them to hold a new part as an operational model in their hands just 24 hours after the virtual development.

3D measuring technology
was already used in 2017 during the BMW M4 DTM and now returns as a feature in the BMW M8 GTE series. The state-of-the-art measuring system from BMW series development offers that same perfected quality control that it did for the race car. With such a complex car as the BMW M8 GTE, which is assembled entirely by hand, the correct maintenance and implementation of all measurements is essential. Once again, the close interweaving of series and motorsports development can be clearly felt in a variety of areas.

BMW M8 GTE

Top view of the BMW M8 GTE.

More about the BMW M8 GTE on BMW-Motorsport.com.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany, or under http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html. The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for the purposes of comparison between different vehicle types. CO2 emissions caused by the production and provision of fuel or other energy sources are not taken into account in the determination of CO2 emissions pursuant to Directive 1999/94/EC.

All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.