WHEN it lands in Australia early next year, it will be the fastest BMW M vehicle ever offered in this country, but you’ll need a cool $352,900 (AUD) plus on-roads to own a 2020 BMW M8 Competition Coupé, and it will be worth every cent.
Powered by a 4.4-litre V8 TwinPower turbo engine, generating 460kW and 750Nm, and fitted with the BMW M Driver’s Package as standard, the 2020 BMW M8 Competition Coupé can sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 305km/h .
The German car maker’s state-of-the-art M xDrive system supports both all-wheel-drive and rear-wheel-drive , with fully adjustable engine response characteristics and shift times designed to maximise performance.
Its launch in Australia will also mark a first for the marque, with the debut of the new BMW M brake system, with adjustable pedal feel. It will sound sexy too, with the addition of the M sport exhaust system delivering a stirring, race-bred V8 note .
The highly sophisticated mechanical package is complemented by a sumptuous and sport-focused cabin. It features supportive M sport seats, available in BMW Individual full leather Merino upholstery and an instrument panel finished in ‘Walknappa’ leather.
Interior trims are available in either carbon fibre or BMW Individual piano black finish as a no-cost option, among others.
The exterior styling package is characterised by its muscular sculpted surfaces, large air intakes at the front, M-specific exterior mirrors, 20-inch M-style wheels included as standard and a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof featuring the ‘double bubble’ design.
BMW Australia will introduce the vehicle in Competition-only guise to provide local buyers with both the maximum available power output and highest level of standard equipment.
The new BMW Drive Recorder is fitted as standard too and enables the surround view camera to create video recordings of up to 40 seconds of the vehicle’s surroundings. The system is capable of recording on demand or can be set up to record automatically.
As an added bonus, BMW will even include two driver training courses to help new owners get the most out of the world’s best performance coupé. In NSW, the drive away price is expected to be around $370,000.