BMW introduced the new generation BMW M8 Competition

BMW introduced the new generation BMW M8 Competition

September 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The long-awaited BMW M8 was first introduced in Frankfurt, not only in the coupe, but also in the versions of the BMW M8 Convertible, M8 Coupe Competition and M8 Convertible Competition.

Under the hood of the “standard” M8 Coupe and M8 Convertible models is a 4.4-liter V8 turbocharged from the M5, whose power is 592 hp and a torque of 750 Nm. BMW increased power from this engine to 617 hp. for use in the M8 Coupe Competition and M8 Convertible Competition versions.

All M8 models feature an advanced xDrive all-wheel drive system in conjunction with the Steptronic eight-speed gearbox. The standard M8 can accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 3.3 seconds (coupe) and 3.4 seconds (convertible). Competition models are faster: the coupe takes 3.2 seconds and the convertible takes 3.3 seconds.

The all-wheel drive system of the M8 family includes an Active M differential and two standard driving modes: 4WD and 4WD Sport. The dynamic stability control system of the car offers the M Dynamic mode, which allows to increase the level of wheel slippage. Other important elements for installing the car chassis are a steel cross-shaped spacer and an aluminum cross strut on the rear axle, reinforced anti-roll bars and a rigid plumb panel with integrated side sill connections at the front end.

In all M8 models, regardless of whether customers choose carbon-ceramic M brakes or not, a brand brake system is integrated that combines the functions of activating the brake, brake booster and brake control into a compact module.

Prices for the BMW M8 Coupe start at $ 133 thousand in the United States, and the convertible will cost $ 142.5 thousand. Models M8 Coupe Competition and Convertible Competition are a little more expensive: 146 thousand dollars and 155.5 thousand dollars, respectively.