4.4-litre V8 engine with twin turbo and eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. • Most powerful ever BMW M engine delivers 625hp and 750Nm peak torque. • Zero to 62mph sprint in 3.2 and 3.3 seconds. • Model-specific chassis result of extensive testing at Nordschleife and other circuits. • Available to order now, first customer deliveries from October 2019. • Pricing from £123,435 OTR
The BMW M GmbH is embarking on its first foray into the world of luxury motoring with two new high -performance sports cars, the BMW M8 Competition Coupé and M8 Competition Convertible.
The new models derive their performance from the most powerful engine ever developed for a BMW M GmbH car: a high-revving V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology developing 625hp. Two turbochargers, cross-bank exhaust manifolds, direct injection with increased pressure, plus cooling and oil supply systems designed for driving at the limit on the track combine to deliver supreme performance and handling.
The high-performance power unit is aligned to an eight-speed M Steptronic, before it is channelled to the road via the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The rear-wheel bias of M xDrive delivers assured handling with optimised traction. The performance-focused character of the engine and transmission enables the BMW M8 Competition Coupé to sprint from zero to 62mph in 3.2 seconds and from zero to 124mph in 10.6 seconds while the Convertible will complete the task in 3.3 and 11.1 seconds respectively.
All models have an electronically limited top speed of 155mph, rising to 189mph if the optional M Driver’s Package is specified. The Coupé’s average fuel consumption is 26.6-26.9mpg* with CO2 emissions of 242g/km while the Convertible’s fuel combined fuel consumption is 26.2-26.6mpg* with CO2 emissions of 246g/km*.
V8 engine with signature M performance traits
The high-revving 4.4-litre V8 engine in the new models works alongside two turbochargers – positioned in the ‘V’ between the cylinder banks for optimised efficiency – and indirect charge air cooling help the engine to deliver outstanding performance.
The specially tuned responses of the engine powering the BMW M8 Competition Coupé and Convertible means that peak torque of 750Nm is delivered at 5,800 rpm and develops a maximum output of 625hp at 6,000rpm. The V8 teams up with a special engine mounting for a more rigid connection with the vehicle structure. This results in even more direct engine response and immediate transmission of power to the drivetrain. The stiffer engine mounting also has a positive effect on the immediacy of turn-in and the transmission of engine noise into the cabin.
Credits to BMW Group