BMW has teased its new relentlessly, and today, the teaser campaign soldiers on -- but this time, with actual specs!
BMW has seen fit to divulge some new information about its penultimate 8 Series trim, the M850i xDrive. The M8 will be the most powerful model, with the M850i slotting in beneath. It'll have standard all-wheel drive, an adaptive suspension and four-wheel steering, which means it should handle pretty well for a full-size coupe.
But the real gem of the M850i xDrive is under the hood. It'll pack a "completely redeveloped" V8 that will put out 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque -- a 67-hp and 74-pound-foot improvement over its predecessor.
That leads us to believe it's a revised version of the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 found in the current M550i xDrive. It appears that the only transmission on offer will be an eight-speed automatic transmission.
BMW promises that the 8 Series will go on sale this year, so a debut shouldn't be too far off. We've already seen it in racing form -- thedebuted in late 2017. The 8 Series is the successor to the . The only BMW to carry the 6 Series designation right now is the coupe-crossover thing, itself a rebadged .