Originally Posted by mapezzul
We are still 2 years out for the M3 coupe F82 so in that time a lot can change, and I wouldn't say its not in the plans just that rules need to be shifted; when I talked with Motorsport not that long ago Dr. M had said endurance is where they want to be but there are some rules that need to be adapted to account for stricter emissions in production cars. That is not to say that they couldn't build the GTS/CRT cars with V8s as homologation specials to run a V8 in the races.
If they were to build a F82 GTS or CRT, what V8 would they use? As Scott26 said the S65 is being put out to pasture.
The car will need to have 100 production units built and the engine will need 1,000 production units built, just to qualify to race.
Rules have changed ever since BMW tried the E46 GTR with the V8.