BMW M Hybrid V8 Looks Sensational At BMW Welt


After an extended wait, the V12 LMR is lastly getting a non secular successor as BMW is returning to top-class motorsport with the M Hybrid V8. The Le Mans Daytona hybrid prototype was revealed earlier this yr and now it’s making an look in Munich, Germany at BMW Welt. Guests can uncover the electrified endurance racer that includes the widest utility of the kidney grille we now have ever seen.

Dressed to impress within the 50 Years of M anniversary livery, the LMDh machine was truly seen in public for the primary time on the Goodwood Pageant of Pace. Nonetheless, it was mounted up excessive as a part of the sculpture designed to mark half a century of the M division. It was joined by different race automobiles, together with the aforementioned V12 LMR, an M1 Procar, a 3.0 CSL, and a WTCC-spec 3 Collection.

Whereas some rivals have determined to go together with a V6, BMW will use a bigger V8 that traces its origins within the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. The P66/3 with a 4.0-liter displacement began off as an engine developed for the M4 used within the 2017 and 2018 DTM seasons earlier than switching from a naturally aspirated setup to a twin-turbo configuration.

Set to go racing subsequent yr within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the BMW M Hybrid V8 can even compete from 2024 within the FIA World Endurance Championship, that means it’ll participate within the well-known 24 Hours of Le Mans. Again in 1999, the V12 LMR was the primary to cross the end line within the LMP class, with a V12 LM taking fifth place that yr. Profitable in 2024 can be the proper approach to have fun 25 years for the reason that V12 LMR’s triumph.

The M Hybrid V8 is already being examined on the monitor and may have its race debut in January 2023 in Daytona. Chances are high a few of the know-how gained throughout improvement will trickle right down to future M highway automobiles, which can all have a hybrid powertrain after the M2 and three.0 CSL arrive later this yr. Inevitably, a purely electrical M automotive will arrive and BMW M has already commenced testing with a quad-motor i4 Coupe.

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