The new BMW M8 Competition Coupe and M8 Competition Convertible have just had their UK market launch. On that occasion, a contingent of journalists got behind the wheel to drive BMW’s most powerful cars offered today. With 625 horsepower and 750Nm peak torque, the two M brothers can run from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds. The top speed is limited to 155 mph (189 mph with M Driver Package).

Pricing starts at £123,435 for the BMW M8 Competition Coupe and £130,435 for the M8 Competition Convertible. The hefty price tag allows BMW to pack quite a few features and options in the new M8 models. All new BMW M8 models are fitted as standard with Adaptive LED headlights. Optional BMW Laserlights are available to purchase.

The Competition models ride on 20-inch forged M light-alloy wheels in a bicolor, star-spoke design, fitted with 275/35 R 20 tires the front and 285/35 R 20 tires at the rear.

BMW’s Comfort Access system, telephony with wireless charging, the BMW Display Key, Adaptive LED headlights and ambient lighting are all included as standard.  As well as boasting a BMW Head-Up Display with M-specific readouts, the new M8 Competition models also come with the Driving Assistant and Parking Assistant Plus as standard, while an array of further driver assistance systems are available as options. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional – including navigation system and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant – is also standard equipment and provides full access to the latest digital services from BMW Connected and BMW ConnectedDrive.

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The interior design features red accents on the M leather steering wheel’s M buttons and the start/stop button on the centre console. The selector lever is leather-surfaced with an embedded M logo and stitching in M colors. The newly developed sports seats have perforated 3D quilting, pronounced side bolsters, clearly defined shoulder areas and integral head restraints with illuminated model badges. Full Merino leather trim is standard, and both cars come exclusively with bicolour leather/Alcantara trim.

To learn more about the BMW M8, you can read our own test drive review. And you can of course, click below for an extensive photo gallery.