BMW M8 Coupe
BMW Australia says it will debut of the BMW M8 Competition Coupé in the first quarter of 2020.

It will be fitted with an updated version of the BMW M 4.4-litre V8 TwinPower turbo-petrol engine (460 kW / 750 Nm) and eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. This will give it the ability to get from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds – that’s motorbike territory.

Technical highlights include two twin scroll turbochargers in the V between the cylinder banks, indirect charge air cooling, direct injection with a maximum pressure of 350 bar, and cross-bank exhaust manifolds.

We are assured it will produce a strong V8 sound thanks to the M Sport Exhaust system.

A highly advanced M xDrive system offers 4WD, 4WD Sport and 2WD modes.

BMW M8 Coupe

Powerful M compound brakes are available as standard with blue calipers, while lightweight M Carbon Ceramic brakes are optional.

The M8 Competition Coupé also comes with the BMW M Driver’s Package, that enables top speed of 305km/h. It also give the proud new owner complimentary entry to the BMW Driving Experience Advance Courses 1 and 2

Pricing will start from $352,900 with a host of options available for customers to personalise the M8 Competition Coupé.


Optional paint colours are many and varied, starting at a comparatively reasonable $2,000 for Brilliant White and go up to an eye-watering $10,400 for Pure Metal Silver.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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