Good news from Bavaria - for BMW has finally given us some concrete info on next year's M8, its forthcoming flagship. Only here, it'll be slightly more powerful, with "north of" 592bhp on offer.More news: Manchester United forward Anthony Martial earns recall to France squad
The exact figure remains a mystery, but the M5 Competition has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 that produces 617 hp (460 kW / 625 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque.More news: Traces of acid, chemicals found in Saudi consul’s home
Keeping it all on the road is a sophisticated AWD system that can be switched to rear-wheel-drive and send 100 percent of the power to the back for some slidey-crashy action. In comparison, the less-hardcore M850i takes 3.7 seconds to reach 62 miles per hour, which is hardly slow. It will be rear biased to keep purists happy and offer a traditional 2WD mode. Yobbos amongst you will be pleased to know that the M5's two-wheel drive mode also makes it to the M8, BMW promising a "driving experience of absolute purity" with the vehicle "liberated from the shackles of control systems". BMW didn't go into specifics, but said the vehicle will have a unique suspension which delivers "exceptional directional stability, steering precision and cornering dynamics". The M-tuned chassis and body structure have been stiffened from stock.More news: HTC VIVE Focus standalone enterprise VR headset arrives in Western markets
Modifications from the 8 Series to M8 will include "fundamentally reworked" suspension for agility and precision, with a wider front track, firmer anti-roll bars, stiffer wishbones, revised kinematics, unique toe links and additional chassis bracing. Naturally, optional M carbon-ceramic brakes will also be available.