Looking closely, we believe that's the M850i that BMW previewed in camouflaged prototype form recently. The grilles in the front bumper match, and the wheels look very similar. If it is, then it has a V8 under the hood, probably twin-turbocharged, making 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. That engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel-drive system.
We still expect BMW to offer less aggressive, non-M variants of the 8 Series. We also expect that BMW will offer a full-M M8 model. Odds are that we'll hear more about the non-M versions, and BMW will probably save the M8 debut for later in the year.