BMW M8 M8 Competition 2dr Step Auto Review

Category: Convertible

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £130,470What Car? Target Price£116,639
Review

You could view the BMW M8 as neither one thing nor the other: it’s not mega sporty like a 911, nor uber comfortable like an S-Class Coupé. But for many, the M8’s strength will be found in the very compromise it presents; it’s violently quick, handles capably, and has enough compliance and luxury to soothe away long jaunts.

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Trim: M8 Competition

It's marvellously well equipped, with 20in alloy wheels, keyless entry, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, an excellent infotainment system, a leather-clad interior, a carbonfibre roof and heated seats as just some of the highlights. Optional extras are many and varied, some also being bundled into the several packs you can choose from. 

Engine: M8 Competition

The M8 uses the same engine as the BMW M5 saloon, but with even higher power and torque outputs: 616bhp and 553lb ft respectively. It's a belter that, despite being turbocharged, responds almost the instant you prod the ‘go’ pedal, with the legs to outrun a DB11 and give your passenger the willies: the coupé hits 0-62mph in just 3.2sec, while the convertible is less than a blink of an eye behind. An eight-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive are standard, but you can set it to rear-wheel drive if you’re feeling bold. Performance upgrades are available, such as a delimited top speed of 189mph (the default is a limited 155mph).


Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH3.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

25.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

350

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

254

g/km

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