The M8 Coupe will do 0-100kmph in just 3.2 seconds
BMW has launched the M8 Coupe in India for Rs 2.15 crore. Powering the M8 Coupe is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 which also powers the M8 GTE race car. It competes against the likes of Mercedes-AMG GT R Coupe, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and Bentley Continental GTin the ultra-expensive, sport grand tourer segment. The M8 Coupe is expected to be joined by M8 Cabriolet and M8 Gran Coupe as well.
The race-derived V8 puts out 591bhp in the standard guise and is paired to an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic. The power is channelled to the road via the M-spec xDrive all-wheel-drive system.
The M8 Coupe will do 0-100kmph in just 3.2 seconds and the top speed is limited to 250kmph but can be bumped up to 305kmph with the optional M Driver’s package.
As far as the styling is concerned, there are large air-intakes, M-double bar kidney grille upfront. The wheel arches are flared up and the black-chrome gills on the side complements the duck-lip spoiler. At the back, there is an imposing rear diffuser with quad-exhaust. The M8 also comes standard with special double-bubble CRPF roof. And the M Carbon exterior package is offered as an option. On the inside, there’s a leather-wrapped steering wheel, all-digital instrument console, 10.25-inch infotainment system, heads-up-display, exclusive M-Sport seats and a newly designed gear selector.