BMW M8 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Introduction

BMW M8 Competition Coupe front
  • BMW M8 Competition Coupe front
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD rear right tracking
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD dashboard
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD rear seats
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD infotainment
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD front right cornering
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD rear right cornering
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD dashboard detail
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD front seats
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD boot open
  • BMW M8 Competition Coupe front
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD rear right tracking
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD dashboard
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD rear seats
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD infotainment
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD front right cornering
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD rear right cornering
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD dashboard detail
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD front seats
  • BMW M8 Competition 2020 RHD boot open
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Introduction

What Car? says...

At What Car? we like to disseminate the facts about cars in the most transparent fashion, so, to explain the difference between the BMW M8 and the regular 8 Series, we’ve devised the curry rating. It works like this: the regular 8 Series is rated jalfrezi, because it’s pretty pokey; the M8 – the subject of this review – tops out at vindaloo.

Yes, the M8 – whether you choose the coupé, convertible or four-door Gran Coupe version – is as spicy as a tabasco pepper soaked in methanol then set on fire. It uses the same engine as the BMW M5 saloon but with even higher power and torque outputs: 616bhp and 553lb ft respectively. 

Is it any good, though? Read on to find that out, as well as, more importantly, how it stacks up against its rivals. These are many and varied; from the sportier corner, there’s the Audi R8 and Porsche 911, while the Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes S-Class Coupé (and Cabriolet) cover the luxury end of the market. The M8 is designed to sit between those two extremes.

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At a glance
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Save up to £18,266
Target Price from £116,284
Save up to £18,266
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RRP price range £133,450 - £153,450
Number of trims (see all)1
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol
MPG range across all versions 24.8 - 24.8
Available doors options 2
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £9,705 / £11,185
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £19,410 / £22,370
Available colours