If you’ve never looked at the new 8 Series and thought “Man, I wished the M Division messed around this with bad boy a little bit,” you must be lying. After what seemed like a thousand teasers, the Bavarian manufacturer has finally made dreams come true with the all-new BMW M8.

Why is this special you ask? The 8 Series has had a beleaguered history, one that dates back to 1989 when BMW announced it’s most successful failed experiment in the form of a 300hp 8-Series prototype. It had an aggressive wedge design, sported two doors and had a 12-cylinder pumping plenty of life into it. Its power plant later became the foundation for the McLaren F1 and it remained the only BMW with the “8-“ prefix, until last year. It never saw an M-variant, so this car is in fact 30 years in the making. 

As you’d have conjured in your wildest fantasies, the 2020 BMW M8 is just as stylish as it is a potent addition to the two-door 8 Series range, de-throning the M6 as the stable’s most powerful. Like its standard variant, the M8 will be available as a coupe or convertible, both options significantly sleeker and visually-aggressive than the M6 it’ll replace.

If you’re just as curious as we were about the manufacturer’s “first foray into the world of luxury motoring”, here’s everything you need to know about this ‘Bahn burner.