As with every new BMW model being launched, we work hard to bring you every little bit of detail. Our coverage usually kicks off with the typical launch article and photos, and it’s shortly followed by videos on our Youtube channel, and a series of social media posts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter).
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We also scour the Internet to see if we might have missed something and the first thing we look for are some high-resolution wallpapers that we can all use for our desktops or mobile devices.
With that being said, we just came across a series of wallpapers showcasing both the M8 Coupe and M8 Convertible, in their Competition guise.
BMW M8 Convertible
BMW M8 Coupe
In case you missed the M8 coverage, you can always pick it up here, but here is a quick resume, regardless.
In the United States, pricing for the new 2020 M8 Coupe is $133,000 and $146,000 for the M8 Competition Coupe. The 2020 M8 Convertible MSRP is $142,500 and $155,500 for the M8 Competition Convertible. Pricing does not include $995 Destination.
Powering all four models is the same twin-turbo V8 that’s in the F90 M5. In the standard M8, the powerplant makes the same 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque as it does in the M5, but in the Competition models that number is tuned up to 617/625 hp (depending on the market).
According to BMW, the M8 Coupe can get from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds. Like the M5, though we suspect the M8 will be a few ticks quicker than that, potentially breaking into the 2-second range. BMW claims a top speed of 189 mph when the car is equipped with the M Driver’s package.
The transmission in the new M8 model is the eight-speed M Steptronic unit, which passes the power to all four wheels, though there is a rear-wheel-drive “Drift mode.”
Production kicks off this July with sales beginning shortly after.