Rumors about BMW’s brand-new supercar have been circulating recently, and now they’re getting more intense. Everyone out there believed that the new model will be called the M1 primarily because the M1 Hommage concept car was presented to the public at the 2008 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. However, there is a great possibility that the upcoming model will actually be called the M8. If you wonder why the company decided for the M8, it is because the vehicle has the same aluminum and carbon-fiber chassis with the popular BMW i8. Of course, the all 2017 BMW M8 won’t be a hybrid car but thanks to its lightweight body, the vehicle will be a real beast in terms of performance.
2017 BMW M8 Design
Since we are talking about BMW, it is really hard to say exact details about the upcoming model and all we can do is to put our imagination to work. We assume that the exterior look of the vehicle will represent a perfect combination of the M1 Hommage and BMW i8 design elements. It will have an elegantly designed long “V” hood. There will also be large air intakes since the vehicle will be powered by an extremely powerful engine which requires optimum cooling. The excellent-looking headlights will arrive with laser-light technology.
The rear end of the car will have a diffuser that will keep the car stick on the road even at the highest speeds. The body structure of the car will be made out of lightweight and high-quality materials such as magnesium, titanium, aluminum and carbon fiber. The upcoming model will have a retro design elements and amazing technological features. There is no doubt that the vehicle will be more powerful even from the venerable Porsche 911 Turbo and Audi R8.
2017 BMW M8 Interior
The company keeps details about the interior of the 2017 BMW M8 under wraps but there is no doubt that the cockpit will be futuristic and stuffed with latest technological features. The cabin of the newcomer will probably be inspired by the i8. If this happens, we will be offered an excellent instrument panel, a steering wheel which features instrument cluster, control elements, and central display. As for the materials inside of the cabin, you will see top-notch leather, Alcantra, and carbon-fiber.
Specs and Price of 2017 BMW M8
If you expected that thing under the hood of the new 2017 BMW M8 will be similar to the i8, you are wrong. Other aspects of the vehicle might be inspired by the i8, but the engine will be completely different. Under the hood of this supercar you will find a direct-injected 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo engine. This engine enables you to get the maximum output of 600 horses. It will be mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic shifter. The vehicle will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in only 3 seconds, with the top speed rated at 200 mph. It won’t be cheap and we expect that 2017 BMW M8 price will be over $300,000.
Here is a video of BMW i8 Concept, just to give you an idea how will the new BMW M8 probably look like:
See also: http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2016-bmw-m8-25-cars-worth-waiting-for-20142017-future-cars