Waiting game is over.
Eventually, the wraps come off the M8, since the launch of the 8 series people have been speculating whether there will be an M version. Now we have 4, 2 coupes and 2 convertibles. I feel this is probably the most attractive M car currently on the market in either the coupe or convertible form, with sleek muscular lines it certainly has street presence.
There are no real surprises in the performance department as the engine is exactly what is expected. The 4.4l twin turbo V8 is lifted straight out of the BMW M5 with 441kw and a whopping 750nm of torque, the competition version bumps it up to 460kw. These power figures equate to the M8 dispatching the 0-100kmh sprint in a low 3.3 seconds. Using BMW’s M Steptronic 8 speed auto it sends the power to all four wheels via xDrive system. The Chassis has also been looked at by the M engineers incorporating new and bespoke components like the forged suspension links.
Home away from Home.
Life on the inside of the M8 is a plush one, high in luxury and comfort features. Being originally designed as a long distance GT it was a good platform to start with, all that needed to be added was the bespoke M derived goodies. Standard specification for the BMW M8 Coupe, BMW M8 Convertible and Competition models includes model-specific leather upholstery options, the BMW Display Key, the BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific content, the Driving Assistant, the Parking Assistant and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional (with navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant).