Munich - BMW has unleashed its long-awaited M8 and the new performance flagship comes in four flavours, allowing clients to choose between standard and Competition model grades as well as Coupe and Convertible body styles.
While you’re stewing on which one to get, let’s take a look at the performance on offer.
It’s the same deal as the M5 here, with the M Division’s most powerful engine ever, a high-revving 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, offered in two output levels: in the ‘regular’ M8 it produces 441kW and in Competition guise it’s good for 460kW. In both cases peak power is produced at 6000rpm, but the engine will happily rev to the 7200rpm mark, and both versions boast a maximum torque figure of 750Nm.
But enough of that, how fast is it?
According to BMW, both ‘regular’ M8 Coupe and Convertible models will get you to 100km/h in 3.3 and 3.4 seconds respectively, while the Competition versions reach that mark in 3.2 / 3.3 seconds.