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2018 BMW 8 Series previewed on the track

Just reveal it already!
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The 2018 BMW 8 Series has been put through its paces in Italy, as the flagship coupe edges closer to a full reveal.

Although the images are new, further detail about the big two-door BMW is sorely lacking. We know there will be an M8, and reports have suggested an M850i will slot into the lineup as well.

It's expected to have a 4.4-litre V8 engine under the bonnet, making around 370kW of power, while the M8 is expected to deliver more than 450kW.

So what does this teaser offer us? Well, it's a clearer look at a car which, beside some choice camouflaged shots and a cheeky leak, has remained firmly under wraps until now.

It looks mean to our eyes, with a low, sharky nose and pronounced hips. Mercifully, the production also looks similar to the stunning concept preview, unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este last year.

“The test drives under the most severe conditions show that we are right on target with our concept for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe," said Klaus Fröhlich, the man overseeing the BMW test program in Italy.

"The vehicle dynamics values already achieved are absolutely impressive. Our customers and fans can look forward to a genuine sports car."

Are you looking forward to the new 8 Series?