We can say that BMW’s most recent dive into its 8 Series has been pretty much successful. Intended to continue the fairly momentary original 8 Series, the grand tourer has been given a new lease of life for 2018. It has the M8 and M8 Competition as its most potent duo of lineup members.
In addition, the 8 Series is reasonably fashionable, not inviting criticism, contrasting the company’s other attempts involving gigantic grilles. In this quite detailed video from Carvlogger’s YouTube channel, a visit is made to BMW in Amsterdam to look into what one could get when buying a fully optioned BMW M8 Competition convertible. Yes, we mean with the entire option boxes ticked.
Firstly, there are some fundamental facts that need to be cleared out. The BMW M8 Competition is packs the identical 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that also powers the standard M8. It gets the Competition moniker because of an increase in output and overall performance. In other words, the car makes 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, which is only 26 extra hp with the equivalent torque figure when compared to the M8.
The model also comes with a wider torque band, and a quicker acceleration from a standstill to 60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds. That performance is managed through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car shares the same xDrive all-wheel drive system as the M5, which handles all four wheels. If you want something different, it can be configured with rear-wheel drive as well.
When converted to USD, the price you pay for the entry-level variant of the M8 Competition in the Netherlands is $236,745. With features such as the shadowline trim, carbon kit, M Driver’s Package, soft-close doors, and a Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system, to point some, come close to $46,000 in options only. In case you’re not aware, that puts the vehicle’s price at more than a quarter of a million dollars in total.