The new BMW M8 Gran Coupe at LA Auto Show 2019
The new BMW M8 Gran Coupe at LA Auto Show 2019

BMW M GmbH is expanding the choice of models at the top end of its range with the addition of two four-door high-performance sports cars for the luxury segment.

Both combine a distinctive vehicle concept and flamboyant styling with the most powerful engine ever developed for a BMW M model and bespoke chassis technology.

The high-revving V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology teams up with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, M xDrive all-wheel drive and the Active M Differential to channel its power - 441 kW/600 hp in the new BMW M8 Gran Coupe and 460 kW/625 hp in the new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe - onto the road with masterful assurance at all times.

The 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine impresses with its instant response to the slightest press of the accelerator, vast appetite for revs and uninterrupted power development over a wide rev band.

These trademark M performance characteristics translate into a driving experience of standout dynamism.

The BMW M8 Gran Coupe takes just 3.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest and 11.2 seconds to hit 200 km/h (124 mph).

The increased output of the unit fitted in the new BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe warrants a model-specific engine mounting, resulting in even better responsiveness.

Consequently, the sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and 200 km/h (124 mph) are completed in an even faster 3.2 seconds and 11.0 seconds respectively.

The top speed of both models is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph), rising to 305 km/h (190 mph) if the optional M Driver's Package is selected.