2020 BMW M8 Competition Coupe Review

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BMW finally officially released the BMW M8 Competition Coupe, which replaced the M6 as the highest caste holder of the BMW M Series. At a glance similar to the Latest 8 Series, what makes this car special?

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Since its appearance in 2016 as a concept vehicle, it took BMW three years to mature the M8, which replaced the M6 as the spearhead of the BMW fast-line car line-up.

Based on the BMW 8 Series which was introduced globally in June 2018, the BMW M8 comes in two variants namely Coupe (F92) and Cabriolet (F91). Both of them has two trims, standard, and Competition. obviously, As a BMW fast car the performance of the BMW M8 Competition Coupe is better than the BMW 8 Series. However, it is not only that that makes the new flagship M series more special than the regular version.

Want to know what other things this Grand Tourer car from Bavaria has? Check out the complete review of the BMW M8 Competition Coupe below.



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At first glance, the appearance of the BMW M8 is no different from the BMW M850i xDrive. However, there are some exterior changes that give it a distinctive identity as the BMW M Series. For more details, see a more in-depth review of the exterior of the BMW M8 Competition Coupe below.

At the front, BMW changed the design of the M8 Competition Coupe air holes to be bigger for the cooling system. In addition, the sporty character is also presented with a touch of black-chrome on the kidney grille and a more aggressive front bumper design. BMW also has LED Laser headlights, which are an option in the BMW 8 Series as a standard feature in the BMW M8 Competition Coupe.

the BMW M8 Competition Coupe still carries the same design as the BMW 8 Series in general, what makes it different is the more sporty carbon mirror design.

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Turning to the stern of the car, what distinguishes the BMW M8 Competition Coupe from the BMW 8 Series variant is the two-hole exhaust design on the right and left sides, the engine sound produced is also more aggressive than the standard variant.

The foot sector also did not escape the attention, the BMW M8 Competition Coupe uses a 20-inch two-tone rim that gives the impression of sportiness. For supporting the car’s performance, Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires with 275/35 ZR 20 specifications are also used.



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The typical M Series changes to the BMW M8 Competition Coupe are not only limited to the exterior, but the sporty character is also presented in the interior by the following details.

Prioritizing driving pleasure and comfort for the driver and front passenger. BMW has two special M-Sport seats wrapped in black and beige Merino leather.

Ideally, a Grand Tourer has a 2 + 2 seating configuration, as does the BMW M8 Competition Coupe. Despite having two rear seats with a comfortable sitting position, the passenger legroom is quite limited.


Entertainment Features

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It Claimed the M Series flagship, BMW does not seem to be playing games in the development of the BMW M8, various features are embedded in this Bavarian Grand Tourer. It started from the entertainment features, driving, or safety features.

Being the BMW car by the highest caste at this time. The BMW M8 Competition Coupe has been embedded iDrive system. It is embedded into the 10-inch touch screen, and 12.3-inch screen that is behind the steering wheel.

The Harman Kardon audio system is standard in this car. if it’s still lacking you can upgrade with Bowers & Wilkins audio, which is used by many premium cars like McLaren. Other features such as wireless phone chargers are also present to provide top class comfort during your trip.


Driving feature

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Over the last few years, BMW engineers have worked hard to develop various advanced features to be embedded in the BMW M8 Competition Coupe, and to give the distinctive taste of the BMW M Series to the Grand Tourer.

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Just like the BMW M5, the M8 is an all-wheel-drive (AWD) car, by the rear wheel as the main driver and it can be controlled by a system that divides it into three modes, regular, sport, and drift mode.

As a BMW M Series car, the BMW M8 also presents customization of five parameters on the steering screen. It’s namely engine, control, suspension, braking, and wheel drive system. The driver can do it by pressing the set-up button in the middle and storing his two set-ups on the two M1 and M2 buttons on the steering wheel.

New features are quite interesting. They are M-Mode where the driver is given a choice of Sport and Track modes for the standard M8 variant and additional Track Mode for the M8 Competition. If driver activates sports mode, all of security systems are turned off. Mean while the track mode activity which only available in the Competition variant, the entertainment system and all safety features are turned off.


Safety features

Many driving features are not matched by safety features embedded as standard in the BMW M8 Competition Coupe. You only get automatic emergency parking and forward-collision parking.


BMW M8 Competition Coupe engine

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For the engine the BMW M8 uses a Twin-Turbo S63 V8 engine with a capacity of 4.4 liters that spits out 591 hp in the standard variant and 617 hp for the Competition variant, with a maximum torque of 750 Nm. By power, the car can go from 0-100 km / h in 3.1 seconds with the M8, and 3 seconds fits into the M8 Competition variant.