Here it is, the new BMW M8! It will be offered in 4 tantalising flavours including the M8 Coupe, Competition Coupe, Convertible and Competition Convertible.
A twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine powers the M8 and in standard Coupe and Convertible form, total outputs of 441 kW and 750 Nm of torque are on offer. If that’s not enough, the Competition derivatives serve up 460 kW and 750 Nm of torque. An 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic is standard and the driver can switch between 3 modes to achieve either efficiency, sporty or dynamic driving while also using the steering-mounted shift paddles to blitz through the shifts.
Equipped with a rear-biased x-Drive all-wheel-drive system and an Active M Differential, acceleration is scintillating and the M8 Coupe and Convertible achieving zero to 100 kph in 3.3 and 3.4 seconds respectively. The M8 Competition Coupe and Convertible are slightly faster with claimed figures of 3.2 and 3.3 seconds respectively.
The driver can choose between the default 4WD setting or opt for the 4WD Sport setting which apportions more power to the rear. If you really must, you can also deactivate the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) which will turn the M8 into a full-blown rear-wheel drive monster.