Distinctive, extravagant, luxurious sports car with prominent high-performance attributes. • High-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology developing up to 625hp. • Available to order from 9 October, with first customer deliveries early 2020. • OTR pricing starts from £120,935.
The introduction of the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe signals the next chapter of the brand’s model offensive in the luxury segment. Combining, as it does, the hallmark performance, agility and precision of BMW M GmbH with four full-size seats, the latest M8 model is derived directly from the new BMW M8 Competition Coupe and was developed alongside the BMW M8 GTE endurance racer. Its powertrain, chassis and aerodynamics were adapted to suit this standalone concept; intensive testing took place at the BMW Group’s proving grounds, the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit and other race tracks.
The new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe will receive its world premieres at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019. The worldwide market launch will get underway in April 2020, with the BMW M8 Gran Coupe First Edition also forming part of the launch offering.
High-revving V8 engine with up to 625hp, eight-speed M Steptronic transmission, M xDrive and Active M Differential.
The renowned power delivery of BMW M engines is one key features of the V8 fitted in the new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe. The 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine offers instant response to the slightest press of the accelerator, a vast appetite for revs and uninterrupted power development over a wide rev band.
The high-revving eight-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology develops maximum 625hp and is teamed with a sports exhaust system and eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. It serves up peak torque of 750Nm and completes the sprint from zero to 62mph in 3.2 seconds. The V8’s rigid connection to the vehicle structure results in remarkably direct transmission of engine power to the drivetrain. This also sharpens the car’s responses and allows for more engine noise to be transmitted to the cabin.