BMW also said it would bring a production version of a concept previously on display. That’s possibly referring to the M8 variant of the 8 Series Gran Coupe. We’ve already seen the M8 Coupe and 8 Series Gran Coupe in production guise, but the two have not yet been combined. Expect a whole lot of power, a whole lot of tech and a whole lot of pretty. Alternatively, BMW might just bring the M8 Coupe and the 8 Series Gran Coupe without merging the two, we’re not quite sure.
That leaves us with Mini. The British automaker will bring two new vehicles to Monterey. The first is the Mini Cooper SE, its first all-electric offering that combines the Hardtop’s classic shape with a battery-electric powertrain that’s good for about 150 miles of range. The second is a preview of the upcoming Mini John Cooper Works GP, a 300-plus-horsepower hot hatch that’s just about the exact opposite of the SE. A little variety never hurts.
But that’s not all! BMW will also have a heavy presence at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The automaker will bring four iconic racers to Laguna Seca: The 1975 Group 4 3.0 CSL, the 1999 V12 LMR, the 2001 E46 M3 GTR and the 2011 E92 M3 GT. They’ll compete in the 2019 Masters Endurance Legends class, comprising two 40-minute races. That’s a whole lot of action.