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    • Just how much better will the 2019 BMW G14/G15 M8 perform than the new F90 M5?

      What everyone is talking about is the jaw dropping numbers Car and Driver got out of the new F90 generation M5. Hopefully BMW did not send a ringer and owners replicate the numbers but it begs the question, how will the new M8 do?


      After all, the regurgent 8 Series will share the all wheel drive drivetrain of the F90 M5 and it is positioned as the top model above the M5. That means the same potent 600+ horsepower S63B44T4 twin turbo V8 will be under the hood.

      The M8 will handle better. The chassis is better suited to cornering as the M8 GTE race car shows.

      It helps the M8 has a lower center of gravity and is lighter than the M5. The question is, how much lighter?

      The F13 M6 only shaved roughly 100 pounds off compared to the F10 M5. Not all that much.

      Nobody expects the M8 to be a lightweight but if BMW could keep 200 pounds off then it would be right in that 40XX pound range. Not good, but certainly not bad.

      The M8 should be everything the M5 is but in a sleeker, lighter, and better handling package. That will make for a very potent car and really there will not be a rival for it when it hits as Mercedes-AMG does not have an E63 Coupe in the lineup.

      Bring on the M8 already BMW.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Just how much better will the 2019 BMW G14/G15 M8 perform than the new F90 M5? started by Sticky View original post
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      1. nbrigdan's Avatar
        nbrigdan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That will make for a very potent car and really there will not be a rival for it when it hits as Mercedes-AMG does not have an E63 Coupe in the lineup.
        Mercedes' has gotten to every niche except that one. They keep teasing us with the E400 coupe... I can only imagine how mental a two door E63 would be.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        http://www.bmwblog.com/2017/08/21/re...werful-bmw-m5/

        Article supporting your thoughts...could it have same AWD system, more hp/tq and be lighter?

        911 Turbo hunting....
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nbrigdan Click here to enlarge
        Mercedes' has gotten to every niche except that one. They keep teasing us with the E400 coupe... I can only imagine how mental a two door E63 would be.
        Ah, but the E63 is 300 pounds heavier than the M5. Not a great precedent here.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        http://www.bmwblog.com/2017/08/21/re...werful-bmw-m5/

        Article supporting your thoughts...could it have same AWD system, more hp/tq and be lighter?

        911 Turbo hunting....
        We'll have to wait and see. BMWBlog gets a lot of stuff wrong.

        Maybe BMW will make a statement and offer the M8 in a more aggressive state of tune in a lighter package? Going to be hard to hate that.
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        It's going to have to be a higher performing engine or there won't be enough difference from an M6 to justify what is going to be a pretty hefty price tag. I'm guessing more HP/TQ than an M5/M6, and its going to have to be even lighter than an M6. That price tag though..... Its going to be nuts.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        That price tag though..... Its going to be nuts.
        Less than a 911 Turbo or SL65 AMG though.