BMW Finally Confirms Not One, But Three M8 Models
According to BMW Blog, the rumors of an M8 have been confirmed and there won’t just be one, but in fact three models. The trio of new members to the BMW M family will be the M8 Coupe (F92), M8 Convertible (F91) and M8 Gran Coupe (F93). With the Coupe scheduled to arrive in 2019 and the other two later in 2020, the successors to the 6-series models will reportedly all feature a reworked version of Bimmer’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 and produce around 600 horsepower. While other details haven’t been revealed yet, fans who have been waiting for an M8 beast to see the streets will finally have their prayers answered and then some.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes out and let us know which BMW is your holy grail.
Bentley Debuts Its First Electric Concept Car, Wants to Change the Future of Luxury
Bentley Motors debuted its first electric concept car at the Geneva Motor Show yesterday. What will surely be a game changing moment for the luxury automotive brand and the industry as a whole, the Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e will be the first model the company hopes to offer in the future. “Bentley is committed to offering an electric model in its future portfolio,” said chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors Wolfgang Dürheimer.
This concept’s mesh grille features 3D geometry and a smoked finish with copper highlights and a logo that illuminates in a bright white when the car is running. Designed with both form and function in mind, the lines and hood scoops all add to the car’s performance potential. The two hood scoops in particular act as a heat sink to supply cooling to the battery and powertrain. Instead of traditional glass side mirrors, the EXP 12 has side cameras.
With rapid inductive charging and onboard concierge-style services, the EXP 12 Speed 6e will have the driver feeling like the king of the road. The entire center console is hewn from a solid piece of curved glass that emcompasses a HD OLED screen which controls the navi, entertainment and climate control. When rapid inductive charging isn’t available, the car can be connected to AC power supplies via an auxiliary charging point hidden behind the rear license plate. The half-cut steering wheel gives the car a race track feel while leather and a completely glass electronic dash round out the interior.
Let us know what you think about the concept and how it compares to the British company’s latest Bentayga Mulliner SUV.
McLaren's 720S Is Already Getting the Special Operations Treatment
McLaren may have just given the 720S a grand unveiling, but the long-awaited followup to the 650S is already getting the British manufacturer’s Special Operations (MSO) treatment. Seen here in its “Velocity” make-up, the special MSO release sports two hues of pearlescent red paint in ombré fashion, fading from a newly developed shade — dubbed “Nerello Red” at the front to a brighter “Volcano Red” at the rear. The exterior paint job is joined by other bespoke additions like bronze alloy wheels and a combination of glossy and satin carbon fiber applications. Inside, black alcantara is contrasted with red highlights throughout.
Just one of five upcoming MSO themes for the vehicle (alongside GT, Pacific, Track and Stealth), the 720S “Velocity” is expected to cost around $407,800 USD.
Mercedes-AMG Introduces a Four-Door GT Concept at the Geneva Motor Show
One of the more intriguing offerings from this year’s Geneva International Motor Show has been Mercedes-AMG’s GT concept – a four-door, hybrid take on its existing GT model. Linked up to a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine and a paired electric motor, the engines provide a hefty 805 horsepower, while design nods to its coupe equivalent include the ”Panamericana” grille, bulging fenders and narrow tail lights. Given the clout it’s sure to offer on the road — not to mention its killer looks — the four-door AMG GT promises to provide a high-powered option in the sedan market should it go into production.
For more information visit the Mercedes-AMG website here.