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2019 (69) BMW M8 M8 Competition 2dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic operation of tailgate - electrically opening / closing tailgateBMW ConnectedDrive Professional
BMW Display key + standard integrated keyBMW Drive recorder
BMW legal emergency callBMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system with intelligent personal assistant
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Condition based serviceCruise control with brake function
Drive experience control with Sport, Comfort, Eco Pro and Adaptive modesEnhanced bluetooth telephony with wireless charging
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)Head up M display
iDrive touch controller with shortcut buttonsInstrument and upper door panel in trimmed leather
Integrated owner's handbookM servotronic
Oil sensor for level and gradeParking assistant plus with 360 degree surround view camera system and remote 3D view
PASRear view camera
Run flat indicatorService interval indicator
Speed limiting functionStart/stop red button
Wifi hotspot preparation 


Bluetooth Hands free facility with USB audio interface and Voice ControlDAB Tuner enables digital radio reception
Favourite buttons 

Exterior Features

Black chrome exhaust tailpipesBMW Individual high-gloss shadow line with extended contents includes kidney frame, clasp and air breather in black chrome
BMW Individual high-gloss shadow line with window frame and mirror base in black high glossBody colour bumpers
Carbon core - innovative lightweight construction with highly rigid and light carbon elementsDoor handle illumination
Dynamic brake lightsElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windowsFollow me home headlight function
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantHigh gloss black exterior trim
High gloss black kidney grilleLED rear lights
M Carbon roofM designation in kidney, in side strakes, on right of tailgate and on door sill finisher
M Sport exhaust systemModel logo on right tailgate
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activationSoft close automatic (SCA) for doors
Thermally insulated windscreenThird LED technology brake light in rear window
Welcome lights in interior and door handle area 

Interior Features

2 X front 12v power sockets4 way electrically adjutable lumbar support for driver and front passenger
Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone controlDynamic ambient interior lighting
Electric front seat adjustment with driver memoryEntry lights on doors
Frameless interior mirrorFront armrest integrated in door trim with centre console includes storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2Front reading lights
Lockable glove compartment with lightM door sill finishers with illuminated BMW M8 designation
M leather steering wheelM Pedals
M Sport seatsMulti function controls for M leather steering wheel
Multifunctional sport seats for driver and front passengerRear headrests
Split folding rear seat with 50:50 configurationSteering column with adjustable height and length and activation via control on the steering column
Sunvisors with front ticket pocket and illuminated mirrorsVelour floormats


Connected package professional - M8 


2 x 3-point rear seat beltsABS/EBD
Active front seat headrestsActive protection
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seatsCompound structure brake discs
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting, safety battery terminal clamp and airbagsDriver and front passenger knee airbag
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/front passenger side airbags
Driver/passenger seat occupancy sensorDSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
Front three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts, belt force limiter and belt stopperHead airbags for first and second row seats
Integrated brake system with two selectable brake pedal characteristicsM Seatbelts with black seat belts with fine M stripes for all seats
Passenger airbag deactivation systemSide impact protection
Two tone hornTyre pressure indicator
Warning triangle and first aid kit 


Centre lock switchClosing system with central locking
Comfort access systemKeyless engine start
Locking wheel boltsThatcham 1 alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser
Vehicle key with exclusive M designation 


Adaptive M suspensionDouble wishbone front axle
Dynamic Damper ControlM Sport differential
M Twin power turbo 8 cylinderPetrol Particulate Filter
Steptronic sport transmission with eight speed automatic and gearshift paddle switches on the steering wheelValve controlled exhaust system
xDrive (permanent all-wheel drive, variable torque distribution, including DSC to control traction interventions) 


Tyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)242Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb252WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max253
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min252WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max237
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min235WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max213
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min212WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max392
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min391WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max251
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min247 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC4395Compression Ratio10.0:1
Cylinder LayoutV8Cylinders8
Cylinders - Bore (mm)89Cylinders - Stroke (mm)88.3
Engine CodeS63B44T4Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves32TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb11.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max11.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min11.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High10.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min10.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max9.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min9.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low17.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max17.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min17.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium10.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max11WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min10.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb25.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max25.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min25.4WLTP - MPG - Extra High27.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max27.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min27.4
WLTP - MPG - High30.4WLTP - MPG - High - Max30.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Min30.4WLTP - MPG - Low16.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max16.4WLTP - MPG - Low - Min16.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium25.9WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max25.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min25.9 


Badge Engine CC4.4Badge Power625
Coin Description[Not Available]Coin SeriesM8 Competition
Generation Mark2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750E
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)3.2Engine Power - BHP625
Engine Power - KW460Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT553
Engine Torque - MKG76.5Engine Torque - NM750
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front275/35 R20
Tyre Size Rear285/35 R20Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSTAR SPOKE STYLE 813 MWheel Type20" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2137 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)68Gross Vehicle Weight2385
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)420Max. Loading Weight500
Minimum Kerbweight1885No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12.2
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW M8 Competition

BMW thinks this M8 Competition model is the closest it's yet got to the all-conquering Porsche 911. But is it? Jonathan Crouch gets behind the wheel.

Ten Second Review

BMW's M8 Competition models provide a real alternative to more exotically-badged super saloons and high performance luxury sporting coupes and convertibles, offering searing speed, sleek styling and an engine that has few peers.


BMW's M division certainly knows how to build driver-focused sports cars. This though, is something slightly different - a larger, more luxurious driver-focused GT. Offered in Coupe, four-door Gran Coupe or, as in this case, Convertible form, it delivers masterful performance - on a major scale. If you must have the ultimate BMW, then this may well be it. It's tempting to think of this model as nothing more than an M5 saloon in a more sporting suit. After all, it shares the same 625hp V8 twin-turbo engine, much of the same M Division technology and, as a result, pretty much the same performance figures. BMW though, thinks differently, pointing out that this car has a stiffer set-up, a shorter wheelbase body and cleaves a cleaner path through the air. Whatever your perspective though, this M8 Competition model, available in Coupe, Gran Coupe or Convertible form, looks to be a devastatingly effective piece of high performance engineering. The kind of car in which, for instance, you might drive to the Alps - but take in the Nurburgring on the way. Developed in parallel with the M8 GTE endurance racing car, it's a force to be reckoned with.

Driving Experience

Imagine the mighty BMW M5 super saloon as a two-door GT sportscar with a shorter wheelbase for extra agility and a stiffened set-up for even sharper responses. That's essentially what we've got here with this M8 Competition model. The 'Competition' tag refers to this car's stiffer engine mountings which aim to facilitate sharper turn-in. And the wheelbase has been reduced by a significant 201mm. Otherwise, everything's much as you'd find in an M5 - which is good. So there's the same 625hp twin turbo V8 mated to a more direct-shifting DCT M Steptronic paddleshift gearbox (rather than the lazier Speedtronic auto you get on a lesser M850i). Plus there's 4WD, an electronically-governed mechanical limited slip differential and a set of grippy 20-inch Michelin tyres, the rears slightly wider than the fronts. In addition, as with the M5, there are lots and lots of mode settings which you can programme in and customise via two buttons on the centre stack marked 'M Mode' and 'Set-Up'. Once you've arrived at your favourite two combinations of throttle response, gearshift timing, stability programming and damping feedback, you can save them via two red anodised levers on the steering wheel marked 'M1' and 'M2' - one perhaps for country roads, the other maybe for fast-flowing major routes. As with the M5, you can also select an 'M-Dynamic' setting that turns all the safety systems off and limits the drivetrain to rear wheel drive. It's a mode we'd advise you to use only for tyre-smoking circuit drifting. In any mode, this M8 is very, very fast of course - 62mph is dispatched in just 3.2s and if it weren't for the 155mph speed limiter, 180-190mph would no doubt be possible.

Design and Build

The M8 Competition models aim to display the hallmark proportions of luxury-class sports cars whether you choose two-door Coupe, four-door Gran Coupe or Convertible. In each case, the dynamic appearance is shaped by a low-slung body and a stretched outline. Passengers in the Convertible version are protected from the elements by a high-quality fabric roof pulled taut over the cabin. The multi-layer soft-top opens and closes in 15 seconds at the touch of a button while the electric mechanism can be activated while driving at up to 31mph. Once opened, the soft-top stows away flat under a high-quality cover whose surface structure matches that of the instrument panel, door and side-panel trim. The interior is awash with high-precision details and features a driver-centric cockpit and low-set sports seats featuring integral head restraints and trimmed in soft Merino leather. There's space for a couple of small children in the rear and the backrest sections can be folded down either individually or together in order to further increase load capacity. Out back, there's a 420-litre boot in the Coupe model; it's 440-litres in size with the Gran Coupe and 350-litres with the Convertible.

Market and Model

From launch, pricing for the M8 Competition starts at around £121,000 for the four-door Gran Coupe version, rising to around £123,500 for the two-door Coupe body style and around £130,500 for this Convertible variant. Standard equipment includes a sports exhaust and 20-inch M light alloy Star-spoke style Bicolour alloy wheels. Inside, there are heated 'M' sports seats trimmed in super-soft 'Merino' leather upholstery, carbonfibre cabin trim, soft-close doors and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional package, which gives you a 12.3-inch instrument binnacle dial display and a 10.25-inch centre-dash infotainment screen. If you've more to spend, you might want to consider the optional 'M Driver's package' which increases the top speed to 190mph and costs around £2,100 - which seems an awful lot to pay for a software tweak. That's also included as part of the optional 'Ultimate Package' which, for a cool £20,000 more, also gives you 'Laserlight' headlights, M carbon ceramic brakes, extra carbonfibre interior and exterior trimming, a thumping upgraded Bowers & Wilkins sound system, ventilated front seats, a TV tuner, an M Carbon engine cover and all the extra camera safety features of the optional 'Driving Assistant Professional' pack.

Cost of Ownership

You won't be expecting a super sports car of this power and price to be in any way affordable to run - and this one isn't. If you get anywhere near the quoted WLTP combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 25.2mpg (it's 25.4mpg for the Coupe body style), then you shouldn't have bought this car in the first place and it'll deserve a better home: you know where we are. The NEDC-rated CO2 figure is 242g/km for the Coupe, 244g/km for the Gran Coupe and 246g/km for the Convertible. Routine maintenance is dictated by 'Condition Based Servicing' that monitors oil level and engine wear, taking into account how long it's been and how far the car has travelled since its previous garage visit. To help plan ahead for the cost of regular work, at point of purchase you'll be offered a 'BMW Service Inclusive' package that lasts for three years and 36,000 miles. With this, after a one-off payment, you'll have the peace of mind of knowing that all normal work on the car has been paid for during this period, including items such as oil, spark plugs and filters. On to the warranty package. BMW offers a warranty that lasts for three years, no matter how many miles you complete. You can also insure your car through BMW, though as most M8s will be funded with company money through a lease deal, this brokerage fees are likely to be bundled into that.


It really comes down to how driver-focused you want to be. If you want the most driver-orientated super sportscar you can buy for less than £200,000, this isn't it. If though, you want one that can combine Nurburgring Nordschiefe dynamics with GT luxury, then this M8 makes a very strong case for itself. It's certainly fast enough - and there's a competition-bred feel to the handling that rivals from Jaguar, Lexus and Audi can't quite match. A tougher question to answer lies in whether this car is worth nearly 25% more than BMW's mechanically rather similar M850i model. That's a question of personal preference of course. What's not up for debate is the way this M8 can make you feel, for its buyers delivering a perfect symbiosis of performance and exclusivity, dynamism and prestige. Or, to put it another way, a super car they could tail-out slide on a trackday, then cruise across Europe in afterwards. These people will love this M8, despite its high running costs and even higher price. There's a need, after all, to pay for the most consummate of pleasures. If you can afford to do that though, you'll find much to admire here. Powerful elegance - that's pitch-perfect.


* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£1953.18
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£109,898
Credit amount£109,649
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£44,860
Total amount payable£136,909.46
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge12.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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