BMW prepares for Le Mans return and reveal of new 8-Series

You’ve seen the prototypes and leaked shots, but in just a few weeks BMW will finally pull the covers off its new 8-Series.

The debut will take place June 15 in Le Mans, where BMW the next day will compete in the French town’s famous 24-hour race with the M8 GTE race car. The last time BMW competed at Le Mans was in 2011, when its M3 GT race car finished third in class.

“There isn’t be a better setting for the world premiere of the new BMW 8-Series coupe than the 24-hour race at Le Mans,” BMW R&D boss Klaus Fröhlich said Monday. “The race is a pure demonstration of passion, dynamics and long-distance capability; these characteristics define our new sports car in a special way.”