The first generation BMW M8 / Coupe / Convertible / Competition
The long-awaited first-generation 2020 BMW M8 is here. BMW officially unveiled the flagship M8 model on May 6, 2019. Two models of the M8 were unveiled, the Coupe and the Convertible as well as the optional Competition Package available for both. Below we will go over the technical specs of the new models, paint options, wheel options as well as review some fun facts worth learning. All prices listed below are in US dollars as of July 2019.
What is the base cost of the 2020 BMW M8?
What are the engine specs of the BMW M8?
|Number of cylinders:||8|
|Valves per cylinder:||4|
|Displacement:||4395 cc (4.4L)|
|Forced Induction:||Twin Turbos each with M TwinScroll Turbo technology|
|Max Power:||600hp (441kW) @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque:||553lb-ft (750Nm)|
|0 - 62 mph (0 - 100km/h):||3.3 seconds|
|0 - 124 mph (0 - 200km/h):||10.8 seconds|
|Max Power:||625hp (460kW) @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque:||553lb-ft (750Nm)|
|0 - 62 mph (0 - 100km/h):||3.2 seconds|
|0 - 124 mph (0 - 200km/h):||10.6 seconds|
|Type:||8 speed M Steptronic|
|Power Transfer:||M xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system, central transfer case with fully- variable multi-plate clutch, fully-variable torque distribution between front and rear axle, rear differential with fully-variable Active M Differential, locking effect 0 – 100 per cent.|
|Front tires:||275/40 ZR19 105Y XL|
|Rear tires:||285/40 ZR19 107Y XL|
|Front wheels:||9.5J x 19 light alluminum alloy|
|Rear wheels:||10.5J x 19 light alluminum alloy|
|Front tires:||275/35 ZR20 102Y XL|
|Rear tires:||285/35 ZR20 104Y XL|
|Front wheels:||9.5J x 20 light alluminum alloy|
|Rear wheels:||10.5J x 20 light alluminum alloy|
BMW M8 OEM Paint Color Options
|PAINT NAME||COLOR||PAINT CODE|
|Black Saphire Metallic||475|
|Brands Hatch Grey Metallic||C17|
|Sonic Speed Blue Metallic||C1A|
|Marina Bay Blue Metallic||C1K|
|Donington Grey Metallic||C28|
|Dravit Grey Metallic *||C36|
|Barcelona Blue Metallic||C38|
|Motegi Red Metallic||C3K|
|Almandin Brown Metallic *||C46|
|Aventurin Red Metallic *||X1C|
|Frozen Bluestone Metallic ^||X1D|
BMW M8 OEM Interior Merino Leather Options
|Silverstone Full extended||Included|
|Sakhir Orange / Black full||$3,500|
|Midrand Beige full||$3,500|
|Taruma Brown full||$3,500|
|Ivory White / Night Blue full||$3,500|
|Ivory White / Tartufo full||$3,500|
BMW M8 OEM Interior Trim Options
|Ash Grain Grey - Metallic Wood||Included|
|Individual Piano Black||$1,080|
|Ash Black Silver Wood||$1,080|
What are 10 fun facts about the BMW M8?
➊ The BMW M8 features an electric water pump dedicated to cool just the twin turbos, even after the engine has been turned off.
➋ The M xDrive system, also found on the F90 M5, is a rear wheel biased system and only brings the front wheels into action when the rear wheels reached the limits of power transfer and when additional traction is required. Deactivating DSC brings the car into full rear wheel drive mode.
➌ An all new braking system is featured on the G14 / G15 M8 which allows the driver to chose between two brake pedal feel settings, COMFORT and SPORT. These modes alter the amount of pressure on the brake pedal.
➍ The BMW M8 Competition Package includes stiffer motor mounts (increases agility on turn in), sharper steering, tuned suspension, increased camber, ball joint toe links (in lieu of rubber) and more.
➎ The M8 standard interior trim is carbon fiber, typically on option on other M models.
➏ The M8 Competition models feature a TRACK mode which not only turns off all drier aids, it also turns off the radio and center screen to ensure maximum concentration on the track. TRACK mode also blanks out road sign detection and distance information.
➐ The M8 features many optional extras such as heated arm rests (doors and center arm rest), sun protection glass as well as premium Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system with a 16 channel amp and up to 16 speakers of which some are illuminated.
➑ The M8 M Performance Carbon Package has additional carbon parts than the standard carbon package BMW offers. The additional package includes carbon side skirts, kidney grills and engine cover. All carbon parts are made by hand and finished in high gloss with UV and temperature resistant coatings.
➒ The M8 base models feature a body color painted spoiler on the rear boot lid to improve aerodynamic balance while the Competition models are painted in black.
➓ The M8 features an all-new brake booster system which saves 2kg (4.4 lbs) over a traditional brake booster system. This system is a vacuum free design which increases efficiency. Brake pressure is triggered by an electric actuator which allows for a more dynamic and faster, precise activation by the stability control system.