What can you say about BMW M Hybrid V8 at BMW Welt?

BMW’s M Hybrid V8 marks the company’s return to top motorsport and a long-awaited spiritual successor to the V12 LMR. Earlier this year, the Le Mans Daytona hybrid prototype made its debut, and now it is appearing at BMW Welt in Munich, Germany. Come see the electric endurance racer with the widest kidney grille we’ve ever seen in action.

The LMDh debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 50 Years of M livery. The M division’s 50th anniversary was commemorated by its prominent placement on the sculpture. The aforementioned V12 LMR wasn’t the only racing machine present; an M1 Procar, a 3.0 CSL, and a WTCC-spec 3 Series were all there.

In contrast to specific competitors, BMW will use a bigger V8 with roots in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters instead of a V6. The 4.0-liter P66/3 was initially built for the M4 race car used in the 2017 and 2018 DTM seasons but was later modified to incorporate a twin-turbocharger system. The BMW M Hybrid V8 will debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020 and will race in the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, beginning in 2024. A V12 LM finished in fifth place in 1999, the same year the V12 LMR crossed the finish line first in the LMP category. The best way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the V12 LMR’s victory would be to win in 2024.

The M Hybrid V8 is currently undergoing track testing and is scheduled to make its racing debut in Daytona in January 2023. The M2 and 3.0 CSL will debut later this year, and both are expected to use a hybrid powertrain. BMW M has already started testing a quad-motor i4 Coupe, so you know a fully electric M car is coming.

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