Until now, the customer looking for a Series 8 sports had to be satisfied with the 530 horsepower of the M850i. It is certainly a level of power that is more than respectable, but it is a bit short in the face of the 612 horses of the Mercedes S 63 AMG Coupé for example. To address this deficit, BMW now offers a version of the 8 Series have benefited from all the expertise of the division Motorsport: the M8 Competition.

The 0 to 100 km/h is shot in only 3.2 seconds. www.daniel-kraus.com

outside, this version supercharged coupe BMW recognizes its various elements in carbon fiber (optional), its rear spoiler and dual exhaust outlets. Small developments that further enhances the sporty side of this elegant machine. The luxurious interior evokes more of a comfortable GT than a real sports car.

The M8 Competition can also take on the silhouette of the cabriolet. Open or close the soft top of the roof takes only 15 seconds. The big novelty was inaugurated by the M8 we had already been announced by BMW: the feeling of the brake pedal is adjustable on two positions: “Comfort” and “Sport”. This cut vitamin is equipped with all-wheel drive xDrive. For more player, we will start the program “4WD Sport”, when the more daring will disable the stability control to switch to the mode of propulsion.

The luxurious interior evokes more of a comfortable GT than a real sports car. www.daniel-kraus.com

A good way to enjoy the joys of gliding, an activity that will be simplified by the engine’s diabolical hidden under the hood of the M8 Competition. This V8 of 4.4 liters, the top of its 625 horsepower and 750 Nm of torque, which should initiate a drift without the slightest difficulty. From the BMW M5 Competition, this body, let us imagine that the M8 could be proposed in a version “standard” that develops 600 hp, like the sedan.

If one removes the flange, which prevents it to exceed 250 km/h, the coupe bavarian can reach speeds of 305 km/h. The 0 to 100 km/h is shot in only 3.2 seconds. The Mercedes S 63 AMG can no longer compete. The M8 Competition could even stand up to the most powerful Audi R8! There are questions however about his ability to repeat this feat in the approach to a bend, since the Coupe BMW is around two tons on the scale. The trial of the M850i we had shown, however, that the Series 8 was absolutely not afraid of curves, and we can certainly rely on the engineers in the Motorsport department to confer a behavior worthy of a sports car with this M8. It will, however, confirm during a test.

The M8 Competition can also take on the silhouette of the cabriolet. www.daniel-kraus.com

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