BMW revealed information on the new M8 (photos)

BMW started the final phase of testing of the new M8 and revealed some technical information about the new product. So, the top “eight” will receive a full drive from the M5 with the possibility of deactivating the front axle, specific chassis tuning, active M-differential and three body type. The market launch of the BMW M8 Coupe planned for next year.

The basis of “Em-eight” lie is similar to normal 8 series CLAR modular platform with double wishbone suspension in front and five-link rear. For her, adjusted the kinematics and elastokinematic, widened front track, increased the stiffness of the rubber mounts and stabilizers. Electromechanical power steering M Servotronic from M5 BMW also adapted to the peculiarities of the new model. Dvuhdverka characterized by lower center of gravity and ideal weight distribution between the axles is 50:50.

The BMW M8 will complement the adaptive suspension with electronically dampers, active M-differential, all-wheel drive xDrive with dynamic distribute torque between the axles and the M-brakes with 395 mm discs and sectionshave fixed calipers front and 380-millimeter discs and floating calipers in the rear. Option will be carbon-ceramic mechanisms with disks of size 400 and 380 millimeters.

Under the bonnet of the BMW M8 will house a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with a capacity of about 600 horsepower. The engine received an upgraded intake manifold, a special cooling system that can withstand the thermal load during the races on the track, and exhaust with controllable flaps. Box — vosmidiapazonnym “automatic” Steptronic M. The dynamic characteristics of the model are not reported, but according to the head of the development Department of BMW of Dirk Hacker, “Er-eighth” will be much faster M850i xDrive — she’s on dispersal to “hundreds” spends 3.7 seconds.

The first will be a coupe M8. It will happen in 2019. Behind him will be followed by a convertible and GranCoupe cityradio M8.

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