BMW M8 CSL renders released after spyshots of strange mid-engined M8
It isn't mid engined. And there is worse news...
Remember this photo? Christian Narvselius posted about it.
We saw these spyshots of a strange new BMW – a partially camouflaged BMW 8 Series . It had a few odd features that hinted at a mid-engine setup, but new details suggest it was a test mule for a new hybrid powertrain. Yup, hybrid. A report from Motor.es , states that the car is the test mule for the 2022 M8 CSL.
The strange 8 Series test vehicles featured louvers for the rear windows and had the rear glass covered. However, according to the publication, the BMW was sneaking in a hybrid engine. Allegedly, an inline-six engine, paired with the electric powertrain, will deliver up to 700 horsepower . That’s quite a bit more than the 617-hp M8 Competition. Then again, the CSL will sit above it in the lineup.
The extra Horsepower shall come with some visible changes as well. Hood vents, louvres , revised front facia, big splitter and a big ol' wing are included.
And it may not come with the V12 BMW cancelled for weight balance issues.