Australian specs and pricing have been announced for the new BMW M8 Competition Coupe ahead of a local arrival in the first quarter of 2020.
Pricing for the brand’s fastest-ever M model starts at $352,900 plus on-road costs.
Powering the M8 Competition Coupe is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 460kW and 750Nm. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear-biased xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
There is also a dedicated rear wheel drive mode and an Active M Differential that distributes power between the rear wheels to ensure optimal traction and directional stability.
BMW claims the 0-100km/h dash takes just 3.2 seconds, and top speed is 305km/h.
Underneath, the M8 Competition Coupe features double-wishbone front and five-link rear suspension with reinforcements to key components and chassis elements backed by knowledge gained during development of the M8 GTE race car.
A negative camber of -1.2 degrees on the front wheels also delivers enhanced front-end grip and sharp handling.
M compound brakes with blue calipers are standard, while M Carbon Ceramic brakes can be specified as an option. Both systems are supported by the debut of an integrated adjustable M-specific brake system.
Style-wise, the exterior gets large air intakes at the front, M-specific exterior mirrors, 20-inch M alloy wheels, and a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) roof featuring the ‘double-bubble’ design.
On the inside, buyers get M Sport seats trimmed in Merino leather, an instrument panel finished in Walknappa leather, a head-up display with M-specific content and Live Cockpit Professional that brings the latest OS 7.0 and Intelligent Personal Assistant
Scroll down for a full list of standard equipment.
2020 BMW M8 Competition pricing
M8 Competition Coupe - $352,900
Standard equipment
M Sport Exhaust System
M Carbon Engine Cover
20-inch M light alloy wheels
M Sport Differential
Tyre Pressure Indicator
Tyre Repair Kit
Alarm System
Automatic Operation of Tailgate
Comfort Access
Soft Close Doors
BMW Display Key
M Carbon roof
Floor Mats in Velour
Warning Triangle & First Aid Kit
Active Seat Ventilation in the Front Seats
Lumbar Support
Interior Trim Carbon Fibre
M Seat Belts
Heat Comfort package
High-Beam Assist
Driving Assistant Professional
BMW Laserlight
Parking Assistant Plus
Intelligent Emergency Call
ConnectedDrive Services
Connected Package Professional
Drive Recorder
Wireless Charging
BMW Live Cockpit Professional
BMW Night Vision with person recognition
DAB Tuner
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
M Sport Seats
M Rear Spoiler
BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line
BMW Individual Headliner Alcantara Anthracite
M Driver's Package
BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line with Extended Contents
BMW Individual Full Leather 'Merino' Upholstery
BMW Individual Metallic Paintwork
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