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BMW partly shows the 8 Series Coupé, debut set for June 15

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Emmett Howard | 16 May, 2018, 08:27

BMW are teasing its arrival - and its close relationship to the new M8 GTE Le Mans vehicle - with a single image (above) showing the M8 GTE but with the new production-ready 8 Series lurking in the shadows.

At the event the BMW M8 GTE, a sportier and performance-focused version of the auto, will also be competing at the competition.

Earlier it became known that 8 Series will debut a new engine, which will be located under the hood top version of the BMW M850i and will replace the V8 N63.

In fact, BMW has teased the 8 Series coupé sans any camouflage, lurking in the shadows behind the 850 GTE racecar. "The race is a pure demonstration of passion, dynamics and long-distance capability".

The auto is also said to benefit from feature such as: adaptive M suspension technology Professional featuring Active Roll Stabilization and 20-inch light alloy wheels boasting high-performance tyres.

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The all-new 8-Series Coupe will make its debut June 15, a day before the 24 Hours of Le Mans race at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France kicks off. "These characteristics define our new sports auto in a special way".

Unlike its most obvious competitor, the luxury-focused Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe, BMW says the M850i was developed to drive on a track as well as it handles the open road.

Therefore, the world premiere of the BMW 8 Series Coupe in Le Mans is also giving an especially emotional go-ahead for the brand's current model initiative in the luxury class.

From the sound of it, we won't see the M8 or the production 8 Series Gran Coupe just yet.

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