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Updated on February 16, 2011

BMW M8 is one of the most outranges cars made by Bavarian company. It was developed and produced in 1990 in only one copy in conceal. It was answer to Porsches and Ferrari sport cars. Most interesting fact is that until 2010 everybody things that BMW M8 was destroyed after 1990, but it was discovered and shown in Munich.

Difference between BMW M8 and standard BMW 8

Main differences are much wider body and more air entries.M8 haven’t got headlight, because of very big air entry in front. Also engine if different. It was V12 about 6 liters and 48 vales.  It develops about 550 hp where Lamborgini Diablo have only 492 hp and Ferrari F40 have only 478 hp. After abandon of M8 project BMW develops similar engine. It was 5,6 liters V12 with 385 hp. In early 1990 BMW M8 could possibly be fastest production car in the world, but BMW management decide that there is not place for such a expensive car.

BMW M8 2009 model

After 20 years BMW again develop M8 model. It was first shown at 2009 Franfurkt Motor Show and BMW declare that it can be produced form 2013. It will be four person car with powerful hybrid engine developing 600 hp. Main petrol engine will be V10 developing 507 hp at 7750 rpm. It will have about 520 Nm of torque. Also car will have two electric motors each for one axle. Front will have about 100hp and rear about 50 hp. M8 should weight less than 1500 kg so it will be very fast car. This light weight was archived by use of aluminum, carbon fiber and magnesium. It expect to cost about 150 000 euros.

Parameters show that 2010 version of BMW M8 can be grate car. It looks quite expensive but it looks really great  and I hope that it will drive as good as it looks.


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    • ecoloqui profile image

      ecoloqui 6 years ago from Principato di Seborga

      great, didn't even know it existed! Thanks

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      Bialy 6 years ago

      Yep, thats right. BMW are really good cars. I prefer older ones (from early 90's). They are great because all BMW are rear wheel drive (or 4WD) which is exception in Europe. Most manufacturers make front wheel drive cars which are, in my opinion, worst then rwd.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Loved the hub. Not a car enthusiast but this hub is well written, intersting, and what's not to like about the photos and fantasy of driving ANY BMW, LOL Thanks for the hub.

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      Bialy 6 years ago

      I'm happy you like it :). This BMW is really grate. I always want to have ordinary BMW 8 series but it was (and still is) too expensive to me.

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Very nicely written! I enjoyed a big bunch and found it USEFUL and UP 1. I'd like this in my driveway! RJ