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      BMW did something similar back in 2010 when they paraded an i8 clad in camouflage around which had the words 'dontblogaboutthis.com' on it. The idea of course being that everyone would blog about it to generate hype. BMW is doing something similar here with an M8 and the 'Too Many Secrets' decals it is wearing.


      All aboard the hype train everyone. Ok, the M8 is officially confirmed. Certainly good news for enthusiasts. It will take over the void left by the M6 coupe when the F12/F13 ends production.

      The main question is, what motor will the car have? A revised S63TU powerplant from the upcoming F90 M5 makes the most sense. Compared to the N74B66 twin turbo powerplant out of the M760Li it is lighter and can sit further back in the chassis for better weight distribution.

      BMW never built an M8 but the E31 850csi was the closest thing. It did have an M engine at its heart, the all but forgotten S70B56. The precedent for a V12 is set and BMW may offer an M8 with a V8 and an M860 with a V12 which is the most logical way to do it.

      If BMW copies the F90 M5 drivetrain for the M8 that means all wheel drive will likely be standard with the same automatic gearbox. Talk about a heavy car.

      As for the styling, those who complained about the 8-Series Concept design can rest at ease as the production styling and proportions are different.


















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      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Saw a 850Ci last night, glad they're bringing ​it back.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Heard a sound clip of it from this event - definitely sounds like an S63tu. A bit disappointing, I know the V12 is heavier and bigger but man, I would really like to see a proper, flagship no-compromise V12 performance car from BMW...VAG won't do it and AMG has let their V12 languish, so this would be the perfect opportunity.

        Hope they do at least offer a V12 variant, that would be nice.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        Heard a sound clip of it from this event - definitely sounds like an S63tu. A bit disappointing, I know the V12 is heavier and bigger but man, I would really like to see a proper, flagship no-compromise V12 performance car from BMW...VAG won't do it and AMG has let their V12 languish, so this would be the perfect opportunity.

        Hope they do at least offer a V12 variant, that would be nice.
        I think they will offer the V12. It makes a ton of sense. Competition for Mercedes plus the history of the 8.