2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition
- 617 hp M8 Gran Coupe Competition models (600 hp M8 Gran Coupe)
- 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds
- Production to begin November 2019
- Pricing from $143,000 plus $995 Destination
- M Sport Exhaust System
Today, BMW and M GmbH announced the newest edition to the M8 family, the M8 Gran Coupe Competition. The Gran Coupe rides on a chassis and body which is 9.1” longer, 1.4” wider, 2.3” taller and has a 7.9” increased wheelbase over the M8 Coupe.
The high-revving (7,200 rpm redline) 4.4-liter S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 produces 617 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque between 1,800 – 5,860 rpm. The engine features two-turbochargers, cross-bank exhaust manifolds, direct injection and upgraded cooling and oil supply. The Competition models are also equipped with the M Sport exhaust which enhances the sound emanating from the two twin-100 mm exhaust tips even further beyond the sound of the M8. An M Sound Control button in the center console allows the driver to select the exhaust note which suits their desire.
BMW’s 8-speed M Steptronic transmission transfers the Gran Coupes’ power and torque to the intelligent rear-biased all-wheel drive system. The transmission is operated via the new center console-mounted gear selector lever or with the M shift paddles on the steering wheel. Both automatic and manual modes are available. Drivelogic allows the driver to select the comfort and speed of gear shifts from comfort-oriented to sport and track focused shifting. The M leather steering wheel includes M shift paddles and red M1 and M2 buttons which can be programmed with various engine, suspension, steering, xDrive and braking system modes. A new design gear shift lever with red accent sits next to the red start/stop button in the center console.
The 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition models come standard with unique, forged 20” forged M light-alloy wheels with a gloss-milled 3D structure and bicolor design which generate unique light reflections to showcase the cars’ exclusivity.
BMW Live Cockpit Professional combines the latest-generation of iDrive, featuring a high-resolution digital 12.3” instrument cluster display behind the steering wheel and a 10.25” center display diagonally across. The system offers many hardware upgrades including updated haptic controls on the iDrive controller, an advanced tablet-like touch interface, and stunning visualizations. The multi-modal approach of the iDrive touch controller, large touchscreen center display, cloud-based voice control, and gesture control allow users to interact in the way of their choosing.
Besides the increased top speed, the M Driver’s Package also includes an invitation to M School driver training at one of the two BMW Performance Center driving schools, either in Greer, SC or Thermal, CA.