New report claims upcoming BMW X8 M could have 750 HP

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New report claims upcoming BMW X8 M could have 750 HP

The BMW X8 topic is back again. BMW applied for trademarks already on variations of the name and as we reported before, the car is just a couple of years away. Furthermore, the new model will get a bespoke M version which is supposed to bring an insane amount of power.

The jury is still out on the actual number of ponies in the BMW X8 M – we’ve heard anywhere fro 700 to around 750 hp, thanks to a hybrid setup.

Car Magazine published a report (which is unclear whether it’s based on new or previous information) stating that the new X8 M will have incredible specs. The car is being developed under the ‘Project Rockstar’ codename and is slated to get a new iteration of the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 S63 engine which is going to be hybridized.

This goes along with our earlier report that BMW is working on a new V8 that will get some “electric help”. This report also plays well with statements made by BMW M CEO, Markus Flasch a while back, saying hybridization of M models is just a matter of time.

“I can assure you we’re working on electrification… I’ve driven petrol-electric vehicles from the M team. I’ve driven plug-in hybrids from the M team,” said Flasch. “I can assure you we’re working on electrification… I’ve driven petrol-electric vehicles from the M team. I’ve driven plug-in hybrids from the M team,” he added in an older interview. Those two statement point directly to a large SUV with copious amounts of power.

Rumor: Future 2022 BMW X8 M to pack over 700 hp

How much power is yet to be determined, but the report from Car says the new X8 M could get 750 HP and 737 lb-ft of torque which are ridiculously high numbers that would make the new car the most powerful BMW ever made.

That, in turn, would lead to a high price tag, the BMW X8 and the X8 M likely becoming the most expensive car in the BMW line-up. This would also fit in the plans the company announced a while back, aiming to sell more high-margin models to keep their profitability up.

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2021 BMW 5 Series LCI: A short comparison with the pre-LCI generation

Ahead of the official Internet premiere in May, the new LCI generation of the 2021 BMW 5 Series is now briefly revealed to get a … The article 2021 BMW 5 Series LCI: A short comparison with the pre-LCI generation appeared first on BMW BLOG

2021 BMW 5 Series LCI: A short comparison with the pre-LCI generation

Ahead of the official Internet premiere in May, the new LCI generation of the 2021 BMW 5 Series is now briefly revealed to get a first taste of what’s to come.

As a 5 Series owner, I get excited every time a new generation kicks in, almost like it were my birthday. Although we are not talking about an entirely new vehicle generation, the LCI treatment for the G30/G31 5 Series is an important refreshment to the Bavarian business model lineup.

The new 5 Series LCI looks pretty spot on and is a welcome makeover of the pre-LCI model, which was a bit criticized for looking a little dull and out of place in the BMW portfolio.

While I appreciated the styling of the pre-facelift G30/G31, it was clearly an evolution of the F10/F11 generation. With the advent of the LCI model, the 5 Series is once again in the spotlight.

Compared to the outgoing model, the new 5 Series LCI blends in the most recent BMW exterior design philosophy to achieve a crisp and more mature styling. The headlamps looks inspired by the G11/G12 7 Series LCI, with new filaments for the daytime running lights.

Also new is the radiator grille, which now appears more massive and tridimensional thanks to the reinterpreted vertical slats and the muscular kidney frames.

At the rear end, the new LED tail lights have received new inner graphics and darkened out sections, that bring the 5 Series in visual harmony with the rest of the BMW model lineup.

At a glance, the new 2021 BMW 5 Series LCI also looks more powerful, bold and attractive compared to the outgoing pre-LCI generation. Apart from the improved outer styling, some changes are also expected inside the car as well.

Besides the 530e plug-in hybrid version, we’ll also witness the addition of a new electrified variant: the new 545e will feature the X5 xDrive45e/745e powertrain with a peak output of 400 PS / 394 hp.

There’s more interesting stuff on the BMW 5 Series LCI to come out in the coming period, so stay tuned to BMWBLOG.

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