2016 BMW M8 Release Date, Price, Specs, Pictures – A new BMW supercar was announced and in the making for a long time, but there were no actual confirmation. Well we are as close as to a confirmation that we ever were as it seems that this car will be a reality come next year. They are calling it an M8 vehicle and it is going to be showcased pretty soon as the details about its release get sorted.
After the 2008 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, and the release of the M1 Hommage concept car, everyone was expecting for the new car to adopt a name that was the M1 vehicle, but plans have changed and the choice came down to the M8. As the new vehicle will share a carbon fiber and aluminum chassis of the upcoming BMW i8 vehicle, the choice was to use the name that the somewhat counterpart has adopted. But the lightweight construction is in fact going to be the only thing that the car will share with this car.
Many immediately assumed that the M8 is going to share the i8 hybrid properties as well, making the new car from BMW a hybrid option one also. But the fact is that the new supercar is going to be an all gasoline vehicle and that its performance and specs are going to be key. We have provided for you the exclusive pastures on how the car will look and the review is there to help you to get to know about as much as you need to about the car itself.
2016 BMW M8 exterior
As we only have available the spy photos and some renderings off the internet, there are no confirmed exterior design looks about the BMW’s M8 car. So all we can do is use a lot of speculations and put our imagination into work or use the data that are available about the car. For now we know that the car is going to use some carbon-fiber materials and come with an aluminum chassis. This is an important part of the cars design as it will enable it to achieve greater speeds and be a super car that is has been represented it will be. The combination of the vehicle’s build and the engine makes it a supercar that everyone is expecting it to be.
The outside is going to be a combination of both the BMW i8 and M1 Hommage details. There are going to be incorporated parts from both the design which will eventually make the end product which will be the M8 car. Expected is a long and elegant V-hood design with a sculptured scoop with the added big air intakes to boost the engine cooling. Headlights are going to use the newest laser-light technology, which will also be a part of the rear light design. The diffuser needs to be added as well as it will help the car stick to the road better at higher speeds that the car is certainly going to develop.
As from now till the actual release of the car, the technology is going to improve significantly, there is no way of telling for sure what will be the standard part of the inside of the M8 car. What we do know is that it is going to use some of the interior features that are going to be inspired by the i8 car. The design of this concept vehicle is also going to be the benchmark for the look of this car as many characteristics are going to be carried over and used from it. What the M8 will get from its i8 inspiration is the design of the steering column and instrument panel. The steering wheel, the instrument cluster and the central information display along with the control elements are going to be inspired by the i8 as well. The added comfort levels are going to be tweaked up with the addition of some high quality leather and the combination of it with carbon fiber and Alcantara leather.
The new 2016 BMW M8 will share a lot with the i8 vehicle, but this is not the case with the under the hood features. As the hybrid incorporates the use of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine and an electronic motor, the M8 will be a completely gasoline powered car. It will most likely use a twin-turbocharged V-8 that is going to produce a power of 600 horsepower. We estimate that the car is going to be significantly lighter due to the use of the carbon fiber materials so the car will certainly weigh somewhere around 3,000-pound. This gives it the ability to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds and achieving a top speed of 200 mph.
Price and release date
The price and the release date are still a long way off from being announced. The best we are able to provide you are estimations about the car’s release and the price tag it is going to hold. We assume that it will be released sometimes in middle of next year but it is still early to estimate when it will actually be offered to the public as there are still some design details that need to be covered. The price is estimated at $200,000, according to the contention and the cars it has been based on.