The BMW M8 is entering its final test phase. The car that we have read so much about arrives at the end of the year in both Coupe and Convertible versions. Judging by how good the M850i xDrive models are, I just can't wait to see what the full-on M models will be capable of, probably thinking of a way to find the money needed to get there in the meantime buy one. The M8 Cabrio was spotted in its natural habitat earlier this week.
And by that I mean at the gas station. I recently had a BMW M850i xDrive Convertible for a week for testing purposes – the review is coming – and I can confirm that this is a thirsty car. Of course you would expect that and people who can afford to spend 150,000 euros on such a car have no problem paying for the gas. If you stop refueling so often, you may become more familiar with the servants in your area than you may want.
And if that's the case with the M850i, I think the M8 will drink a little more fuel. That's because, although it uses a motor with the same dimensions, it will develop considerably more power. We do not yet know exactly how that will be, but the engine will certainly be the newest version of the S63 4.4-liter V8 that can now be found on cars such as the F90 M5. BMW claims it will develop at least 625 PS, so that might be the baseline of the M8, while the Competition model could get even more.
Given these facts, the M8 Cabrio will probably be a blast to drive. It will also glow quickly thanks to its four-wheel drive system, while the sound – which is so good in the M850i - also goes a step higher.