BMW M8 goes topless, expected to debut in 2018

The production version of the 8 Series is expected to debut in 2018, with the M8 coupe and drop-top models to follow

By: | Published: August 23, 2017 2:05 PM

It was in the month of May that we could gawp at the BMW 8 Series concept, a design that seemed drop dead gorgeous. We are yet to see how would the production models of the 8 Series or the related performance version M8 actually look like. And now another variant of the 8 Series - M8 convertible - has been spotted with big wheels, big brakes and quad exhaust tips. According to the fresh images by Motor Trend, the M8 convertible looks a lot like the coupe version BMW has been teasing, sporting a camouflaged front fascia with similarly large intake openings.

The details on the engine are so far not known, as are a lot many other details, but it could be a variant of BMW’s twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 while it is also possible that they give it a version of their twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 to the M8. The 2018 BMW M5 was revealed earlier this week with an updated version of the V8 that produces 600 hp and 750 Nm of torque, but the German brand will want to give it more power, hence comes in the V12.

More details will be available eventually, but by then we'll be hoping that this car looks more like the M8 concept that was revealed in May. The production version of the 8 Series is expected to debut in 2018, with the M8 coupe and drop-top models to follow.

Talking about the concept Adrian Van Hooydonk, Senior VP BMW Group Design said “The BMW Concept 8 Series is our take on a full-blooded high-end driving machine. It is a luxurious sports car which embodies both unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury like arguably no other. For me, it’s a slice of pure automotive fascination.”

Check out the 8 Series concept here: BMW 8-series unveiled, future of BMW’s design looks stunningly promising

The concept showcased a completely digital interior, with focus on the cocooned drivers cabin. Although the car is still in the concept stage, we expect the ultimate road car will have the usual serving of cutting edge tech that comes with the BMW premium labels.

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