Purveyors of high-performance automobiles have been clamoring for years hoping to see an M variant of the BMW 8 series. Sadly their pleas fell on deaf ears and carmaker continually released other models for a while now. However, it looks like 2019 will be a good year for automotive enthusiasts as the 2020 BMW M8 is finally slated to hit the production floor sooner than we think. According to reports, manufacturing will begin this July.

It looks like BMW is trying to kiss and make up with its fans as it confirms the availability of a coupe and convertible model. However, that’s not all, because there’s a word that a competition-ready version of the duo is also in the works. Firstly, the racing tuned options are boasting a 617-horsepower 4.4-liter S63 TwinPower Turbo V8 with 553 lb-ft of torque. Secondly, the regular trims for the duo are sporting the same 4.4-liter S63 TwinPower Turbo V8 engines. The only difference is the lower output of just 600 horsepower with 553 lb-ft of torque

In the meantime, track tests show that the convertible configuration of the competition-grade trim can complete a 0-60 mph run in 3.1 seconds. That puts it just 0.1 seconds shy of the coupe’s three seconds. If the stock design is not fancy enough, buyers can always opt to M Carbon Exterior upgrade. This replaces the mirror caps, rear spoiler, side gills, sections of the rear diffuser, and the kidney grille surrounds with carbon fiber material. Overall, It’s quite tough to decide which model to get because each one looks exceptional.

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