2016 BMW M8 Could Feature 650hp V8 and Eight-Speed Transmission

Reports regarding BMW creating a brand new supercar dubbed the BMW M8 have been circulating for a couple of years now and after recently revealing that the car could debut in 2016, additional details have been released.

Courtesy of Car and Driver, it’s currently reported that the 2016 BMW M8 could feature the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine currently used in the BMW M5, M6, X5 M and X6 M. However, BMW engineers would then tweak the engine to help it produce up to 650hp.

This engine would then be mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission helping to launch the 2,760lb car to 62mph in under 4 seconds and onto a top speed nearing 200mph.

To help achieve this lightweight target, the 2016 BMW M8 will feature aluminium, carbon fiber, magnesium and possibly titanium in its construction.

Consequently, the 2016 BMW M8 is shaping up to be a keen competitor to the Audi R8, the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S.

[Via Car and Driver]



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