BMW has been introducing new models pretty relentlessly the last few years. Their newest – the BMW M8 – might be their snazziest yet.
This stylish grand tourer rocks 617 horsepower, meaning it replaces the M6 as the biggest, baddest car in the BMW line. It comes in both coupe and convertible options…and both are sleek, streamlined pieces of beautiful automotive machinery. (A third option – the 4-door Gran Coupe – is on its way eventually, too).
Sporty BMW Looks
For the M8, BMW used a massive amount of carbon fiber. In the front, it’s got large lower air intakes, massive grilles, and sporty, aggressive headlights. In the back, the taillights are smaller…and it rocks quad exhaust tips. Inside, there’s wood, metal and carbon fiber trim throughout as well as a wide, expansive dashboard screen designed for easier, more intuitive navigation, with a digital gauge cluster.
Under the hood, the M8 is powered by a 4.4-liter, Twin Turbo V8 engine, which pumps out those 600 horsepower (617 on the Competition model) (and 553 lb-ft of torque) with bravado. Performance-tuned AWD comes with all models and trim levels…and BMW’s tech includes customizable settings for everything from suspension to brake-feel.
Sporty M8 Performance
The Competition model, which boats those extra 17 horsepower, also comes with an M Sport exhaust, firmer, sportier suspension tuning, a Track modification for every one of the driving modes, and special, sportier wheels If you choose, you can throw in some carbon-ceramic disc brakes into that kit.
Want to have some fun? Throw on the optional rear-wheel drive and have some fun spinning and taking turns. Whichever model you choose, you’re getting an 8-speed automatic transmission that’s fast and responsive enough to get you from 0-60 in 3.0 seconds flat and to hit a top speed of 189 mph.
Sounds like another BMW Beast to us. Want to try one? It’ll set you back at least $133,995 for the Coupe Model.
A paltry investment, considering the sporty style and performance this beauty is gonna offer.