BMW M Hybrid V8 will return to Le Mans in 2024

BMW M Hybrid V8

BMW M Hybrid V8

BMW has announced a comeback to Le Mans, joining other automakers.

BMW M Hybrid V8

The BMW M Hybrid V8 will race in the FIA World Endurance Championship and Le Mans in 2024.

BMW M Hybrid V8

BMW's first prototype run in 25 years! In 1999, Joachim Winkelhock, Pierluigi Martini, and Yannick Dalmas won in their V12 LMR.

BMW M Hybrid V8

The BMW M Hybrid V8 will compete in the Hypercar class, and testing is ongoing as the model "finished its roll-out at Dallara in Varano de Melegari." BMW M Motorsport boss Andreas Roos stated they're "working determinedly" to return to Le Mans.

BMW M Hybrid V8

BMW M CEO Frank van Meel commented, "Running the BMW M Hybrid V8 in IMSA from 2023 and the WEC from 2024 is a milestone for the project." He continued, "The IMSA series in North America and the WEC, which takes place worldwide, are great platforms to illustrate how thrilling electrified BMW M vehicles will be in the future."

BMW M Hybrid V8

The LMDh prototype was debuted last month with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine delivering 631 horsepower (471 kW / 640 PS) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque.

BMW M Hybrid V8

It's joined by an electric motor, an inverter, and a high-voltage battery. This lets the racer travel to and from the pits on power alone.

BMW M Hybrid V8