2020 BMW M8 Competition Could Very Well Be The Best M Car On Sale

The BMW M6 was a great sporty grand tourer but it has been replaced by a more luxurious, more powerful and better car overall. This car is the new M8 and is 0made its dynamic debut at Goodwood last week in range-topping Competition form.

Apart from the customary run up the hillclimb, the following video also provides a more in-depth look at the car. Call it a mini-review if you will, although one taking place from the passenger seat, with a few interesting observations made, like the sonorous exhaust and brutal acceleration.

Also Read: BMW M8 Competition Vs. M6 Competition Pack; Is This What Progress Feels Like?

The M8 is the most powerful M car ever, with its 4.4-liter, twin-turbo V8 producing an impressive 625 PS (616 hp / 460 kW) in the Competition, and 600 PS (592 hp / 441 kW) in the ‘regular’ model, while the peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) is available between 1,800 and 5,600 rpm. The M8 Coupe Competition needs a staggering (for a car of this size…) 3.2 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph), and the Convertible can do it in 3.3 seconds – add one tenth for the normal versions respectively.

The all-wheel drive system is not the one used in other Bimmers, but it’s been developed by the M Division and offers three different modes. Apart from 4WD and 4WD Sport, should the driver wish so, they deactivate the DSC completely and select the 2WD mode, which turns the M8 into rear-wheel drive only. You know, for the kid in you who just wants to have fun.

This was the selected setting for the car demonstrated on the Goodwood course, and it did create a massive haze of tire smoke, as the super GT struggled for traction all the way up to 4th gear.

 

  • Bo Hanan

    Define best…

  • Ben

    Title is blasphemous. I think we can agree M division has lost their way, but the best M car is obviously the M2 Comp. Not too bloated and the size of a well balanced luxury sports coupe. The M4 has gotten too big and has issues putting the power down at times. The M2 is just the perfect size and right amount of HP.

    In fact, I’d say the M8 is the worst M car. Not saying it is a bad car, but it just seems far off the M car ethos. Its obviously better than M SUVs, but that ain’t saying much.

    • PK

      bmw m division have lost their touch in recent years.

      • Vassilis

        The whole of BMW sadly…

        • PK

          yep. all this and i’m surprised how bmw is leading in sales this year so far against mercedes benz.

          • Vassilis

            It’s no surprise really. What BMW has done, it has been asked by their customers. So they simply lack taste.

          • PK

            true.

  • Mr. EP9

    Nope, that’s the M2 Competition.

  • T2X

    I think the M8 is a fat pig, but it’s the best looking BMW ever! But I prefer the Gran Coupe of the 8 Series.

    • Vassilis

      It is not the best looking BMW ever lol

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