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2018 BMW M8 Is Already in the Works

8 Series concept gets more power and a GTE version

Ed TahaneyMay 30, 2017

Say hello to the M8. Although it's still under wraps (literally), this latest Bavarian beauty was crafted alongside the that made its stunning debut earlier this week in Milan, Italy.

BMW is tight lipped on all the details, but we are told that this fully camouflaged BMW M8 prototype "will be unveiled in a driving presentation as part of the support program for the Nrburgring 24-hour race."

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Compared to the recent Concept 8 Series, this M version sports larger air intakes, bigger brakes, and an exhaust with four tailpipes instead of two refined and hexagonal ones.

"The conception and development of the standard BMW 8 Series and the M model run in parallel," explains Frank van Meel, BMW M Division president, in a statement.

"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. It all flows into a driving experience that bears the familiar BMW M hallmarks and satisfies our customers' most exacting requirements."

Also in the works is a race-spec car, the BMW M8 GTE, for the return of BMW Motorsport to Le Mans, says BMW.

"The BMW M8 GTE development program for our Le Mans comeback is in full swing," said Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport director, in a release.

"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."

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In the meantime, check out and let your imagination run wild.

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