Revised for 2023, the BMW M8 has served as the brand’s halo performance car for the last few years. The new year ushers in a host of updates, including a new 12.3-inch central display, more exterior colors, and the deletion of the regular M8 models – it’s now available exclusively as the 617-horsepower Competition.
The headline act in this sublime grand tourer is the turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 under the sculpted hood. A whopping 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque is sent to all four wheels via an M Steptronic eight-speed transmission with Drivelogic. The result? A blistering 0 to 60 mph dash of just 3.0 seconds. Specifying the optional M Driver’s Package bumps the top speed up to 190 mph.
But BMWs aren’t just about straight-line speed. The Adaptive M Suspension uses information gained from the road surface, steering input, and body movement to adjust the dampers in milliseconds, making the M8 Competition a nimble car on both the road and track.
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