Tuesday, December 10, 2019
News 2020 BMW M8 Will Be The Greatest GT Of Them All

2020 BMW M8 Will Be The Greatest GT Of Them All

Available as a Coupe or Convertible, in standard M8 or Competition trim, these cars may very turn out to the best of their kind.

Everyone’s been waiting for these cars for a long while. From the moment the 8 Series BMW was announced a few years ago, talk of an M8 has been rampant. And here it is!

To be honest, we were possibly anticipating more visual punch from the M8 over our beloved M850i but we’re already over it. Essentially, the M8s are more go with just enough show. The kidney grille is blacked out, the cars get M-specific 20-inch wheels, and at the rear, a subtle rear spoiler, more aggressive quad exhaust pipes. You can tell that this is a special car but it’s not as visually explosive as an M3 or M4.

The important stuff is as expected. M-power comes from the M5’s twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 and is good for 600-horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque. The M8 Competition, offered as both a Coupe and Convertible, will receive a 617-horsepower version of the same mill. With the standard 8-speed automatic transmission and included xDrive AWD system, the basic M8 coupe will reach 60mph (96 km/h) in 3.1 seconds. Figure another tenth or two for the 0-100km/h sprint. In either case, the convertible officially requires an extra tenth while the Competition trims a tenth off the base time.

Along with the power, the M8 will gain various revised drive modes, its AWD system will be tweaked, an upgraded suspension, brakes and more.

As we discovered ourselves, the BMW M850i is a seriously quick car, and something of a bargain. The car’s starting price is of just over $123,000 and crushes cars costing tens of thousands more. Pricing for the M8 is not yet known in Canada but if we compare the US price gap between the M850i and M8, which is of $22,000, we suspect it’ll sport a price tag just shy of $150k.

The new BMW M8 will officially be unveiled at BMW’s #NextGen event in Munich at the end of the month.


2020 BMW M8 Competition Coupe Photo Gallery

2020 BMW M8 Competition Convertible Photo Gallery

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,400 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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