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View Poll Results: Which car do they choose for the WEC race???
BMW M6 15 36.59%
BMW Z5 13 31.71%
New Coupe based on 7 series platform 6 14.63%
i8 (without hybrid) 3 7.32%
Others (Please stated the car) 4 9.76%
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Old 6 Oct 2016, 05:56 (Ref:3677746)   #31
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Good news, BMW still exploring Garage 56 and LMP1 Programs instead of rules out future LMP1 project.

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/b...lmp1-programs/

Furthermore, the New Coupe based on 7 series platform (BMW 8 Series) is planning to build the M version for them!!

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...ental-gt-sport
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Old 6 Oct 2016, 14:35 (Ref:3677846)   #32
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As Acid said its not a matter of if they will return to LMP, just a matter of when.

I don't think it will be the M8, that car will not work at all against the Ford, Ferrari and Porsche. Still think it will be a all new clean sheet design supercar similar to the original M1 and maybe based off the i8 chassis.
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Old 6 Oct 2016, 15:19 (Ref:3677858)   #33
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As Acid said its not a matter of if they will return to LMP, just a matter of when.

I don't think it will be the M8, that car will not work at all against the Ford, Ferrari and Porsche. Still think it will be a all new clean sheet design supercar similar to the original M1 and maybe based off the i8 chassis.

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That's right!!! The New Coupe based on 7 series platform does not make sense to used as the GTE car . Because M8 is far heavier then the GTE competitor like Ford , Ferrari and Porsche.

But I hooped that they will used their brand new supercar or supercar based on i8 chassis to use as GTE car. But they majority used next generation of M6 as the GTE car.
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Old 6 Oct 2016, 16:57 (Ref:3677877)   #34
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Good news, BMW still exploring Garage 56 and LMP1 Programs instead of rules out future LMP1 project.

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/b...lmp1-programs/

Furthermore, the New Coupe based on 7 series platform (BMW 8 Series) is planning to build the M version for them!!

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/ne...ental-gt-sport
That Autocar article is nearly the same story from AutoExpress. Either it's true or they're going by the same source. I hope they do a dedicated sportscar. The only one I see fitting that is the Z5. Unless they make the M6 more sport oriented or the M8 is not an S Class coupe competitor.
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Old 6 Oct 2016, 18:47 (Ref:3677903)   #35
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It's got to be a dedicated sports car if they are going to have any chance to compete.
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Old 7 Oct 2016, 02:20 (Ref:3678003)   #36
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That Autocar article is nearly the same story from AutoExpress. Either it's true or they're going by the same source. I hope they do a dedicated sportscar. The only one I see fitting that is the Z5. Unless they make the M6 more sport oriented or the M8 is not an S Class coupe competitor.
I hoped M6 is more sport oriented , because M8 is targeting S Class coupe competitor and M8 is the indirect successor of current M6
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Old 7 Oct 2016, 17:39 (Ref:3678187)   #37
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whatever it is has got to be a 911/AMG GT/Audi R8 competitor.

It's a hole in there production line up and it would not make sense for them to make a big deal about a Le Mans debut and not tie it in to a new sportscar.
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Old 7 Oct 2016, 19:00 (Ref:3678211)   #38
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whatever it is has got to be a 911/AMG GT/Audi R8 competitor.

It's a hole in there production line up and it would not make sense for them to make a big deal about a Le Mans debut and not tie it in to a new sportscar.
Very much agree Articus. I truly believe it will be a competitor to the car above in design for sure. My guess is it will be a supercar M1 that will be resurrected to fill this void.
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Old 7 Oct 2016, 21:30 (Ref:3678243)   #39
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Very much agree Articus. I truly believe it will be a competitor to the car above in design for sure. My guess is it will be a supercar M1 that will be resurrected to fill this void.
So the M1 that they have said hundreds of times is THE halo car of their history and will never be used again???

It WILL be an M8 derived car, the chassis is a system open for everything from 3-series up to the new 8-series. The M8, 840, 850, 860 were all trademarked recently. How they build the M8 exactly is adaptable but the engine seems like a turbo 8 is the leader with the V12 860 being their big boulevard car. Plus they have already been running the 8-series mules, hard to get a car built, tested, race-engineered, tested again and homologated if they aren't already running a chassis.
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Old 11 Oct 2016, 17:19 (Ref:3679347)   #40
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I'll stick to my guns and say a new Z8 will be the GTE platform.
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Old 30 Oct 2016, 19:22 (Ref:3684091)   #41
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According sportscar-info.de the BMW GTE will be a M8
http://sportscar-info.de/2016/10/29/...-einen-m8-gte/
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Old 30 Oct 2016, 21:32 (Ref:3684119)   #42
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The question mark in the title of the article lends credibility.
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Old 31 Oct 2016, 04:07 (Ref:3684189)   #43
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It better be a super coupe and not some sedan based thing like a two-door 7 series
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Old 31 Oct 2016, 16:10 (Ref:3684324)   #44
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Yeah no kidding, no more 2 door bloated sedans like the M6 is.
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Old 31 Oct 2016, 16:25 (Ref:3684328)   #45
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GT needs more of the big 2 doors.

They're the definition of Grand Tourers.
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