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Brand New BMW M8 M8 Competition 2dr Step Auto

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic tailgate operation, remote opening with key, closing by tailgate button or remote control including taillight in LED technologyBluetooth Hands free facility with USB audio interface and Voice Control
BMW ConnectedDrive online servicesBMW Drive recorder
BMW legal emergency callBMW Live cockpit professional with HUD
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Check control systemCondition based service
Electric boot lid - electrically opening/closing rear tailgateEnhanced bluetooth telephony with wireless charging
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)iDrive controller with shortcut buttons
Integrated owner's handbookLight on warning
M servotronicOil sensor for level and grade
Parking assistant plus with 360 degree surround view camera system and remote 3D viewPAS
Personal ProfileRev counter
Service interval indicatorStart/stop red button
Wi-Fi hotspot 


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) 


Centre console media control knobDAB 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 elementsClimate comfort windscreen, infrared reflecting with burglary-deterrent acoustic film
Door handle illuminationDynamic brake lights
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsElectric front windows
Follow me home headlight functionFrameless interior mirror
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsFull ornamental grille with kidney grille bars
Fully automatic and lined black softtopHeated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh beam assistant
High gloss black kidney grilleLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsM Sport exhaust system
Model logo on kidney, side strakes, right tailgate and door sill finishersRain sensor with automatic intermittent windscreen wipers control and headlights activation
Rear bootSoft close automatic (SCA) for doors
Thermally insulated windscreenThird LED technology brake light in rear window
Welcome lights in interior and door handle areaWind deflector

Interior Features

2 seat bench in second row2 X front 12v power sockets
4 way electrically adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passengerAir collar
Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone controlCentre console and cupholder storage incl. USB
Dynamic ambient interior lightingEntry lights on doors
Front centre armrest with light, 12V socket and USB and storage compartmentFront cupholders x 2
Front door pocketsFront reading lights
Glove compartmentHeight adjustable headrests with integrated headrest look
Instrument and upper door panel in walknappa black leatherInterior light front centre above interior mirror
Lashing eyelets in luggage compartmentLockable glove compartment with light
Luggage compartment lightM door sill finishers with illuminated BMW M8 designation
Microfilter and active carbon filterRear 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 mirrorsThrough loading function
Velour floormats 


Connected package professional - M8 

Passive Safety

2 x 3-point rear seat beltsABS/EBD
Active front integrated look 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 airbags
Driver and front passenger knee airbagDriver/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 systemRear three point with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner seat belts and belt force limiter
Side impact protectionTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure indicatorWarning triangle and first aid kit


Alarm systemCentre lock switch
Closing system with central lockingComfort access system
Electronic vehicle immobiliserKeyless engine start
Locking wheel boltsVehicle key with exclusive M designation


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

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb263
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH264WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL261
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High225WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High214
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low494WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium250

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

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb11.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH11.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL11.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High9.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High9.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low21.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium11WLTP - MPG - Comb24.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH24.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL24.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High28.5WLTP - MPG - High30.1
WLTP - MPG - Low13.1WLTP - MPG - Medium25.7


Badge Engine CC4.4Badge Power625
Coin SeriesM8 CompetitionGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0750EStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)3.3Engine 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 CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


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 Weight2440
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)350Max. Loading Weight415
Minimum Kerbweight2025No. 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 Coupe

BMW thinks this M8 Competition Coupe model is the closest it's yet got to the all-conquering Porsche 911. But is it? Jonathan Crouch looks at the updated version

Ten Second Review

BMW's M8 Competition Coupe model has been usefully updated. As before, it provides a real alternative to more exotically-badged high performance luxury sporting coupes, 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. The M8 Competition though, is something slightly different - a larger, more luxurious driver-focused GT. Offered in Convertible, four-door Gran Coupe or, as in this case, Coupe 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 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. Especially in this updated form.

Driving Experience

There are no mechanical changes with this updated model. Not familiar with it? Well imagine the mighty BMW M5 Competition 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. For this updated model, an 'M lights Shadow Line' exterior trim package will be available via the Visibility Pack for the first time, opening up extra scope for individualising the car's appearance. The dark finish for the inlays and chrome detailing inside the headlight units help to give the front end a more eye-catching and sporty feel, an effect enhanced by the standard High-gloss Black finish for the BMW kidney grille surround. 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.  As before, the interior is awash with high-precision details and features a driver-centric cockpit, with low-set sports seats featuring integral head restraints and trimmed in soft Merino leather. What's changed is the introduction of a larger 12.3-inch Central Information touchscreen display. And full Merino leather/Alcantara upholstery in the a freshly introduced Black/Sakhir Orange colour scheme brings even more contemporary style to the interior. There's space for a couple of small children in the rear of both the Coupe and the Convertible variants - and a couple of adults will fit quite comfortably in the back of the Gran Coupe model. On all body styles, 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

Pricing for this improved M8 Competition Coupe start at around £140,000. It's around £138,000 for the Gran Coupe version and around £147,000 for the M8 Convertible. For this updated design, there are eight fresh exterior colours, you can choose a fresh 20-inch M light-alloy wheel star-spoke design and an 'M lights Shadow Line' exterior trimming package is available as part of the optional Visibility Pack. Otherwise, it's as you were. which means that 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 24.6mpg (that's for the Gran Coupe and the Convertible - it's 26.6mpg 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 WLTP-rated CO2 figures are 242g/km for the Coupe; it's 263g/km for the Gran Coupe and 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 Coupe makes a very strong case for itself, especially in this updated form. 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.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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46 monthly payments of£1399
Initial rental£9999
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Representative APR0%
Cash price£144,850
Contract mileage32,000
Term (months)47

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