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    BMW 8-Series Prototype Sounds Angry, Could It Be An M Performance Version?



    It's no secret that BMW is working on the successors of the current 6-Series, which will gain the 8-Series moniker, alongside more generous proportions.

    The first one to show its fangs will be the coupe, which was previewed by a concept car that debuted at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, on the shores of Lake Como, Italy, almost two months ago.

    The stunning looking study will lend its design characteristics to the new 8-Series, while also previewing the brand's new styling direction that will be noticeable on the upcoming X7 as well.

    Scooped here is yet another BMW 8-Series prototype, which was captured on the Nurburgring earlier this week. The camouflaged body reveals few details, but given its deep symphony, coming from under the hood, we may be looking at an M model - possibly an M Perfomance variant with the M550i's 456hp V8 (despite the existence of regular exhaust tips).

    BMW confirmed a pure M model in late May, but they weren’t ready to talk about its powertrain. However, it's believed to make use of the same engine as the new M5, a V8 that should produce 600 horses, paired to an xDrive AWD system. Enthusiasts shouldn’t be worried about not being able to drift the car, as it will most likely come with a rear-wheel drive only mode.
    http://www.carscoops.com/2017/07/bmw...nds-angry.html

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    New BMW 8-Series Convertible Comes Out Of Hiding



    BMW has a lot of new cars in development, and one of them is the open-top version of the upcoming 8-Series.

    Built on the same architecture as its fixed-roof sibling, which is shared with the 5- and 7-Series as well, it will serve as the more upscale replacement of the current 6-Series Convertible.

    The latest prototype scooped at the Nurburgring has most of its body hidden away beneath vinyl wraps. However, we do know that it will adopt many of the design features of the 8-Series Concept that was shown in late spring during the Concorso d'Eleganza at Villa d'Este and, as is obvious from the images, a soft top instead of a retractable hard top.

    As far as the engine lineup goes, expect an assortment of six- and eight-cylinder units, and even a possible V12, which will power the 825, 830, 835, 850, 845, 860 and M850, as these are the monikers trademarked by BMW last year.

    Coming to top them all could be an M model, just like the Coupe, probably using the V8 powertrain of the new M5 that's expected to develop around 600hp, which will place it against the likes of the Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet.
    http://www.carscoops.com/2017/07/new...comes-out.html

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