New vehicles from BMW – could anything be more exciting? The BMW M8 family is nothing short of gorgeous, and the performance for each of these vehicles defines this brand more than anything else ever could.
Perks Under the Hood
The BMW M5 made a splash with its engine, and the company has carried that over for this vehicle. Under the hood sits the same 4.4 liter V8 engine so many people were enamored with in the M5, even those great Grand Tour hosts. Expect 600 BHP at launch. A Competition variant should be available at launch, and it will come with 617 BHP.
The BMW M8 Coupe should be able to hit 100 KMPH in just 3.1 seconds. The Competition model will do the same in 3.0 seconds. A ZF eight-speed Steptronic transmission and BMW’s xDrive AWD system should be standard throughout the family. The Competition variant comes with stiffer springs, harder components and 15.75 carbon ceramic brakes. It should have 600 HP and 750 Nm of torque on board.
The M Performance sport brake pads have gotten quite a bit of press lately, and for good reason. They’ll offer drivers a much shorter braking distance as well as improved response times. They may even mean a higher thermal resilience on the road. They were developed from the long distance racing pads, which could make even the average driver feel a racing-style steering shift.
Performance Even Inside the Vehicle
Inside, you’ll find so much more than you expected. The steering wheel has carbon fiber shift paddles as well as a carbon fiber leather trim. The shift symbols stand out in bold red to help emphasize the need to push it every time you get into this vehicle. You can even get easy-grip M performance floor mats with this vehicle that are non-slip and made of velvet velour with a leather-style trim.
Carbon Fiber Parts Designed For This Vehicle
The M Performance parts were designed specifically for this vehicle series. Carbon fiber is the name of the game here, and the line is dotted with options like carbon fiber mirror caps. The radiator grille and the side decorative grille are going to look amazing flying down the road thanks to the elaborate hand-crafting carbon fiber that pulls the look of the vehicle together.
This vehicle should start at $133,000 for the M8 Standard, and that means a lot to those looking for a cheaper GT alternative. The Cabriolet will run $142,500 while the Competition model will begin at $146,500. You can expect to see them available in early 2020.