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BMW M8 Competition: fine-tuning of the 625 hp luxury athlete

BMW is giving the M8 Competition a facelift. All three body styles benefit from optical retouching and an improved infotainment system.

If the 8 series gets a facelift , this will of course also affect the top model M8 Competition. The optical innovations - as in the basic model with the standard engines - are minimal. The convertible as well as the two- and four-door coupe get a total of eight new exterior colors, which appear for the first time in the product range of the series. Four of them are metallic paints, while the others belong to the matte Frozen spectrum.

Other design innovations affect the lights and wheels. The standard BMW laser light can now be ordered as an option in a shadow version, which means that it has inserts in black and dark chrome. If desired, 20-inch rims in a new design can be placed in the wheel arches. The option list now includes a new star-spoke wheel and two-tone black/grey finishes.

Larger infotainment screen

The interior of the BMW M8 Competition will also be a bit more colorful in the future. The standard full leather Merino/Alcantara interior is now also available in the color combination black and sakhir orange and features extended cockpit areas that are clad in Alcantara. The more important innovation is undoubtedly the infotainment screen in the center of the dashboard, which has grown from 10.25 to 12.3 inches.

On the drive side, nothing will change in the course of the facelift. And why: The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 with its 625 hp and a maximum of 750 Newton meters is one of the best in its field. The M8 Competition variants, which are always equipped with rear-biased all-wheel drive, accelerate from zero to one hundred in 3.2 (coupé and gran coupé) or 3.3 seconds (convertible). The top speed is 250 or 305 km/h; However, the latter only applies if the M Driver's Package has been booked.

The prices are rising slightly

The facelift version of the BMW M8 Competition will be rolling out to dealers in March as a coupe, gran coupe and convertible. The prices of the newcomers start at 167,700 (Gran Coupé), 170,700 (Coupé) and 178,700 (Cabriolet) euros - and are therefore exactly 300 euros higher than the previous level.


New wheels, new colors inside and out, a larger infotainment screen: That's all it takes to describe the facelift of the BMW M8 Competition. The M GmbH leaves the famous drive just as untouched as the rest of the technology of the luxury athlete. And why not: everything works perfectly!


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