BMW announced that the auto will be unveiled on June 15, the day before the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The last time BMW competed at Le Mans was in 2011, when its M3 GT race auto finished third in class. And on the topic of the road auto, you can spot it behind the race vehicle in the photo above.
BMW is looking challenging the Audi RS5 Sportback with a sleek hot four-door coupe of its own, an M4 Gran Coupe.
Development of the 8-Series coupe has taken place nearly in parallel with the race vehicle. Behind the M8 GTE is a completely uncovered 8 Series, albeit obscured with some pretty heavy blurring.
After revealing the photographs of the all-new 8 Series Coupe from the final stages of development, BMW has announced that new luxury sports vehicle will be unveiled to the world on June 15, 2018. This will now be followed by the debut of the production model, the drive and suspension technology of which benefits from the experience gained from motor racing.
The debut 8 Series model is confirmed to be the 850i xDrive Coupe, which sports a new V8 engine, four-wheel drive, controlled rear axle differential lock, Integral Active Steering, adaptive M suspension technology, Active Roll Stabilisation and 20-inch light alloy wheels boasting high-performance tyres.
This year's 24 Hours of Le Mans represents the second round of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship, which is now led by Toyota in the premier LMP1 class and Porsche in the GTE Pro class for production-based cars and professional drivers. With the market launch of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe, which will begin during the course of 2018, the highest standards at the top of the model range in terms of dynamics and driving culture will be fulfilled. "These characteristics define our new sports auto in a special way".