Here's what the UK Press release says:
Originally Posted by UK Press Release
The outgoing M3 was capable of an 8mins 15secs lap of the northern loop of the Nurburgring’s Nordschliefe. An official lap time for the V8-engined M3 Coupé has yet to be announced, but during development it was apparent that a figure closer to eight minutes dead is achievable.
I'm not sure what that means. Close to 8:00 or just closer than 8:15, which already an 8:14 would be?
Best regards, south