I spent last Thursday and Friday at BMW in Munich enjoying an intense technical briefing on the upcoming Mega City Vehicle. The two days of frantic note taking were punctuated by a dinner in the BMW museum.

Before we started scoffing we were given a presentation by BMW design boss Adrian Van Hooydonk.

Even though Von Hooydonk doled out some pretty significant revelations about BMW’s future thinking, his audience was pretty distracted by a 20 year-old car sitting just a few feet away.

Even though the night belonged to the environmentally friendly MCV, BMW had decided to push out the fire-breathing M8 prototype, which had never been seen before in public.

I’m a huge fan of the 8-series (I spent a couple of enjoyable weekends in them in the mid-1990s) and can well remember the magazine rumours about the M8 back in 1990.