New BMW 8 Series Coupe To Be Unveiled On June 15, 2018

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It will mark the first participation of a BMW Motorsport vehicle in racing since 2011.

Much of this technology was developed and fielded on the M8 GTE race auto, which already saw action in the American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series and at the Total 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the first stop on the FIA World Endurance Championship's 2018-2019 calendar.

BMW will mark its return to Le Mans with the world premiere of the 8 Series coupe ahead of a 2018 market launch. BMW will race two M8 GTEs at this year's Le Mans race, the first time the brand has done so since 2011. The race cars have already competed at the season opener in Spa-Francorchamps and the US-American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. "The race is a pure demonstration of passion, dynamics and long-distance capability. These characteristics define our new sports auto in a special way", Klaus Fröhlich, head of development for BMW, said in a prepared statement.

The broad spectrum of the driving experience reflects the unique character of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe within its competitive environment.

After revealing the photographs of the all-new 8 Series Coupe from the final stages of development, BMW has announced that new luxury sports auto will be unveiled to the world on June 15, 2018.

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.

BMW is light on details, but it is understood that the 8 Series Coupe is being built on the 7 Series' CLAR platform, and thus should also feature the flagship car's Carbon Core chassis.

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