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There has been much fervor about the release of a potential BMW M8 ever since the revival of the BMW 8 Series. BMW Chairman Harald Kruger has now confirmed that the model is in the works and will be here sooner than most people realize.

It was originally suggested that the BMW M8 was scheduled for a 2019 unveiling. However, the date has been bumped up to January 2018. The vehicle will not only be unveiled, but also be raced at the 24 Hours of Daytona. It will also be doing laps later in 2018 at the World Endurance Championship.

Beyond the release, there isn't much other information we've gathered at our BMW dealership serving Hendersonville. It is suspected, though, that under the hood will lie the same 4.4-liter V8 engine borrowed from the 2018 BMW M5. This would give it 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. Some have also discussed the possibility of a 6.6-liter V12 engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Of course, discussions of the BMW M8 naturally lead to discussions of the BMW 8 Series. There is quite a bit of new information about this model as well. The latest spy photos reveal a more conventional grille that's slightly more raised off the ground. This is a departure from what was seen in a concept design of the BMW 8 Series where it sported a twin-kidney grille that sits very low in the fascia. 

Visit Auto Blog for more details about the BMW M8 and to see photos of the car in camouflage. 

The BMW 8 Series and its M variant will be available at BMW of Asheville in the near future. You can, however, check out our other 2018 BMW M series models in the meantime and ask our North Carolina BMW dealers any additional questions.

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