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.