BMW M8 coming soon to fight the Bentley Continental GT


One way to tell that the luxury car market is on the up and up is to pay attention to the large luxury coupe segment.

The first cars of 8 Series coupes will arrive just in time to replace the two-door 6 Series.

BMW group has trademarked the names 825, 830, 850, 860 and M 850, hinting at engines that range from the 3.0 liter twin turbo inline six, to the new twin turbo 4.0 liter V8 engine.

The BMW 860i will more than likely feature BMW’s 6.6-liter V12, making it the top pick for all aristocrats. Most exciting fact is that BMW has just applied to trademark the name “M8,” so a race ready version of the 8 Series will be coming soon.

The M8, like the M850, will carry over the 4.0-liter V8, which, will be tuned to make more than 600 horsepower. For all environmentalists, an 840e plug-in hybrid will make it to market using the same 2.0-liter four banger and electric engine combination. To help avoid unnecessary weight, the 8 Series will be designed on the malleable CLAR. We expect to see the 8 Series in 2019 with the M8 following the release of a convertible variant.