BMW launches the most power M Variant yet from its line-up, the M8 Coupe Competition and the M8 Coupe, with an explosive V8 engine churning out massive 625 HP of power, which ensures this M8 dashes from 0-100 kmph in just 3.3 seconds. This makes the M8, the fastest BMW ever.
What else is new, we tell you.
To begin with the styling, the new M8, considering is based on the 8 Series, looks like an 8 Series on steroids. In the front, you have the aggressive front bumper with massive air vents, on the sides, the bulging wheel arches house 20 inch alloy wheels and while at the back, there are 4 100mm diameter exhaust pipes, which are big enough to give a sporty stance to the M8.
The new M8 Competition comes with all new 4.4 litre, twin turbo V8, tuned to 625 PS of power and 750NM of torque, capable enough to propel the car to triple digit speeds, seriously fast, 3.3 seconds as mentioned earlier to be precise.
The M8 is also available in the Convertible variant too, to let you feel the open air breeze on your face as you dart faster on those curvy roads. All it takes is just 15 seconds to open or close the soft-top of this convertible.
The M8 also comes with an intelligent X-Drive package, it has three setting, default 4 wheel drive, and 4 wheel drive sport or only rear wheel drive.
The M8 comes with wide variety of driver focused modes too. There is efficient, sport and sport plus mode for the engine, three different settings for the suspension stiffness, two for steering wheel and even the brakes are adjustable. If you want to personalise the your M8, well there is Individual Mode too, which helps you choose from various individually available settings.
On the interiors front, the range topping M8 Coupe comes with host of features, including all leather interiors, with fully electric seats, M Sport steering wheel, BMW’s now much famed 12 inch fully digital instrument cluster and 10 inch central display, premium audio setup. Laser headlights with 650 metre range and partial autonomous driving aids are optional add ons.
Additionally, this M8 is the first BMW to get M Mode, there are 3 choices to choose from Road, Sport and Track. In Road Mode, all the safety systems remain active, press the M mode once, switches of the sport mode, that switches off the autonomous driving functions, and pressing the M Mode once again, switches on the track mode. This is where hell breaks loose, as the car switches off all the safety aids along with the stereo getting muted, allowing the driver to focus on just one thing- the car.
The BMW M8 Coupe starts at 123000 Pounds and the convertible version around 10000 pounds more, and the range topping M8 Coupe costs 126000 Pounds, while it make look expensive, but the amount of kit the car offers, we think, it does justice to the price.