BMW is pleased to announce the newest edition to the M8 family, the BMW M8 Gran Coupé Competition. The Gran Coupé rides on a chassis and body which is 231 mm longer, 35.5 mm wider, 73.6 mm taller with a wheelbase increased by 200 mm, adding extra stability, comfort and rear interior space without affecting agility. Interior space benefits greatly over that of the Coupé with rear shoulder room increasing by 195 mm, rear legroom increasing by 180 mm and rear headroom increasing by 89 mm. The greater interior dimensions come at the cost of only an 85 kg increase in curb weight. This means that the uncompromised near-supercar levels of performance and luxury can be more easily shared with family and friends.
A limited number of M8 Gran Coupé First Edition models will usher in the arrival of the M8 Gran Coupé and Competition models in Canada. The First Edition cars will be finished in Individual Aurora Green Metallic, a color exclusive to this model. The BMW Kidney grille, side air breather trim, door mirror and window-surround trim, exterior badging and door sill plates are finished in Gold Bronze.
The interior is finished in BMW Individual Ivory White/Tartufo Full Merino leather and features Individual Piano Black trim with a “First Edition 1/400” on the center console door. Exclusive 20-inch Forged M Star-Spoke wheels finished in Gold Bronze help set the First Edition models apart. The high-revving (7,200 rpm redline) 4.4 liter S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 produces 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft of torque @ 1,800 – 5,600 rpm in the M8 Coupé and Convertible while the M8 Competition models feature an uprated power unit producing 617 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 553 lb-ft @ 1,800 – 5,860 rpm. 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 selectable 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. The Competition models feature unique tuning which not only produces more horsepower but also increases the band at which maximum torque is produced by 260 rpm. The engine mounts on these models are more rigid compared to the BMW M8 Gran Coupé for improved power transmission throughout the driveline and for more immediate turn-in during cornering. Pricing to be announced closer to market launch in January 2020.