Busy times at the Abu Dhabi dealership as the new BMW M8 Competition Convertible finished in Motegi Red is the latest star to arrive at the showroom. The high-performance open-top M8 displayed at the showroom is painted in a special Motegi Red shade. This is another interesting and appealing color, which can be suitably included in the vast list of BMW’s red shades.

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While it isn’t essentially considered to be a BMW Individual color, Motegi Red can easily compete with other pricier tones such as the Sakhir Orange (C1H) or the Melbourne Red (A75). It is a fascinating mix of red and orange, which exudes an ambivalent personality. It turns into a light red in sunlight, while seen in a darker environment, the Motegi Red turns into a vivid, deeper red shade.

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The BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line exterior ornaments, combined with the 20-inch Star-spoke wheels (code 811M) in burnished black shade, further enhances the stunning looks of the M8 Competition Convertible. Complementary to the exterior, the interior features a full Merino leather upholstery in Sakhir Orange / Black tone. The center console ornaments consist of the BMW Individual carbon fiber trim.

The new BMW M8 Competition Convertible (F91) boasts a peak output of 625 PS (617 hp) and a maximum torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft). To reach 100 km/h, it needs just 3.4 seconds, also helped by the M xDrive chassis.

Just like the BMW M8 Coupe, the Convertible gets an eight-speed automatic transmission as its only option and it will power all four wheels. The xDrive all-wheel drive system is similar to the one in the BMW M5, in that it’s very rear bias but also has the ability to switch to solely rear-wheel drive.

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In default ‘4WD’ mode, the xDrive system sends most of the power to the rear until it detects slip and then uses the front axle to sort things out. A sportier ‘4WD Sport’ mode allows a bit more fun, and a bit more slip-angle, before reining everything back in with the front wheels.

Finally, a ‘2WD’ mode switches the front axle off, as well as DSC, entirely, leaving drivers to manage 600 rampaging horses with just the two rear tires.

The 2020 M8 Convertible MSRP is $142,500 and $155,500 for the M8 Competition Convertible. Pricing does not include $995 Destination.