BMW M8 Competition planned in 2019

BMW M8 | October 14th, 2018 by 8
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Earlier this week, BMW hosted a series of VIP customers in Paris, previewing a series of upcoming models. As expected, cell phone use was prohibited, but one of our readers is able to share some of the things he’s seen there. For starters, BMW M is planning an M8 Competition, a model that really comes as no surprise considering that the M5 also got the sportier package.

According to our reader, the M8 Competition is as you know the M in spades. There is a carbon fiber package which not only slightly lowers the weight, but also provides some great visuals. In standard form, the BMW M8 Competition will be equipped with the carbon ceramic brakes along with the yellow calipers.

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Even though not shared at the event, the power output of the M8 Competition will also be increased, so expect around 620 horsepower from the same 4.4 liter V8 TwinTurbo engine. In the M5 Competition, the engine has a peak torque of 553 lb-ft which is exactly as the standard M5, so we won’t be surprised if BMW applied the same formula for the M8 Competition. Of course, the power band will be slightly modified to provide a snappier ride.

The top 8 Series model is for now the M850i which can nail 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, which is right on par with other cars in its segment. For instance, the Aston Martin DB11 V8 takes 3.7 seconds with a bit less power, the Mercedes-AMG GT S takes 3.5 seconds and the W12-powered Bentley Continental GT taking 3.3 seconds.

So we expect the M8 and the M8 Competition to bring superior performance when it launches in 2019.

8 responses to “BMW M8 Competition planned in 2019”

  1. Jt88 says:

    So the M8 will have just a bit hp over the m5 I was really expecting it to be at least 630hp

  2. M. says:

    Uhm, there’s not a good sign if BMW will copy paste the drivetrain from the M5. You know, 5 is less than 8. And M8 must kick an Aston and having 600 hp on tap or 625 won’t be enough.
    As far as it looks, they will push for more hp on M8 and assuming that Comp version will come naturally, I think about the possibility of an M8 CS as a final contenter in this class, with around 700 hp.

    As a side note, taking the engine from M850i for M550i with the same hp, isn’t a good sign either keeping in mind that the latter is still a class leader, performance wise.

    • disqus_N2EdJql2v3 says:

      M5 is state of the art, kicks butt & that’s not a good sign? Aston are going to Mercedes for engines & they can’t keep up with BMW.

    • Icebreakerr says:

      aston martin lol? even the normal m8 will demolish any aston. comp pack will just destroy them even more

    • Central Lifestyle says:

      Seems your concern might be with standard 8er being about 300kg heavier than 5er. M8 will have more carbon core than standard spec reducing weight significantly. Makes sense for more power than M5. BMW usually churn different outputs from same engine for different models. 640-680hp, who knows? Highly doubt 700hp though.

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