The BMW M8 prototype, which was captured on spy pictures on the Nürburgring earlier this week and which was apparently a mid-engined mule, apparently is not, not less than if BMW is to be believed. German journal Auto engine and sport (h / t to Motor1) claims that BMW confirmed the existence of the mule, however that it solely served as a check bench for elements and, above all, shouldn’t be a mid-engine.
Now we should always word that it’s extremely uncommon for an organization to touch upon the existence of a prototype, its objective, or anything that signifies a future, unannounced product. So we take this dismissal with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, it’s completely doable that BMW is trustworthy.
Whereas an inside combustion engine could not sit behind that mule, hybrid system elements might actually, and identical to an ICE, an electrical drive practice must be cooled. This might plausibly clarify the window air flow and the camouflage on the rear window. BMW eight Collection Efficiency PHEV, anybody? If BMW is telling the reality, it in all probability means we’re not an early prototype for the rumored i8 successor primarily based on the Frankfurt Imaginative and prescient M Subsequent idea, and that makes us a bit unhappy.
We also needs to word that that is clearly an eight amongst all vinyls, nonetheless the elements examined might not be meant for that individual mannequin vary. Mainly, that is the lengthy technique to go to say that we nonetheless do not know precisely what this prototype is, what it’s testing, or the place this gear will in the end find yourself, however proper now it’s actually enjoyable to invest. And sure, the window blinds make it seem like a Mustang. We see you.