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Press Kit - The first-ever BMW M8 Coupe.

BMW M GmbH is embarking on a luxury-segment offensive with a new high-performance sports cars - the first-ever BMW M8 Coupe.

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The Icon of Ecstasy: The first-ever BMW M8 Coupe.

BMW M GmbH is embarking on a luxury-segment offensive with a new high-performance sports cars - the first-ever BMW M8 Coupe (fuel consumption combined: 6.59 km/l*; CO2 emissions combined: 360 g/ km).

The first-ever BMW M8 Coupe is available in the country as a completely built-up unit (CBU).

  • Powerful sports-oriented performance: 4.4-litre, V8 engine.
  • Extremely rigid body structure and chassis mounting.
  • Supremely sporty interior, driver-focused cockpit and sports car ambience.
  • Characteristic M design.
  • Best-in-class handling and comfort with Adaptive Suspension and M Sport Differential.

The first-ever model draws the energy for its exceptional performance from the most powerful engine. The high-revving V8 unit with M TwinPower Turbo technology develops 441 kW/600 hp in the all-new BMW M8 Coupe. The high-performance power unit teams up with an eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic, and the engine’s power is channelled to the road via the M xDrive all-wheeldrive system. The performance-focused character of the engine, transmission and chassis allows the all-new BMW M8 Coupe to power from 0 to 100 km/h 3.3 seconds.

The precise interaction between powertrain, chassis technology and aerodynamics has been carefully honed over the course of intensive testing. The model-specific chassis technology has been designed and tuned with the specific demands of track use in mind. The new chassis technology clubbed with BMW M xDrive offers variable distribution of the drive torque between front and rear wheels. It also helps in optimized traction and driving stability depending on road surfaces. The M xDrive is controlled by a central M-specific vehicle dynamics control system. Different settings available include 4WD, 4 WD Sport (MDM) and 2WD (DSC off). The M Sport Differential ensures that even with challenging changes of direction or on various surfaces, the engine power is optimally brought to the road. Adaptive M Suspension enables individual response behavior for each wheel at the touch of button.

Few but very precise vehicle lines underline the graphic design of the first-ever BMW M8 Coupe. The vehicle body looks more powerful, refined and luscious with the sportiness that is typical to BMW. The exclusive aura of the all-new BMW M8 Coupe is further enhanced by model-specific features geared to the functional requirements of a high-performance sports cars. Large air intakes and the BMW kidney grille with familiar M double bars at the front end, lavishly flared front wheel arches, M gills in the front side panels, aerodynamically optimised exterior mirrors and a rear apron with diffuser elements create a fitting visual showcase for the dynamic potential and exclusive status of the new vehicle. M Carbon roof, panoramic sunroof and M Rear Spoiler add the right amount of elegance and enhanced distinctiveness. The standard equipment also includes 19-inch M light-alloy wheels. Even when stationary, the first-ever BMW M8 Coupé always seems ready for a sprint.

The rich aura of the first-ever BMW M8 Coupe is captured perfectly through bespoke interior styling that uses luxurious, high-quality materials throughout the cabin. The very first encounter with the interior makes it clear: the best is obviously here – and only the beginning of a series of extraordinary experiences. The interior is seen as a living space, surrounded by the highest possible sensuous quality. In the driver-focused cockpit, sports car atmosphere is abundantly clear. Standard specification for the first- ever BMW M8 Coupe includes Leather Merino upholstery, the BMW Display Key, the BMW Head-Up Display, the Parking Assistant Plus and the BMW Live Cockpit Professional (with navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant). Ambient Lighting creates the perfect atmosphere for every mood. The Harman Kardon Surround sound system turns every emotion of music into an acoustic revelation with its pure, rich and precise sound. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 420 litres.

The first-ever BMW M8 Coupe also comes equipped with a setup button on the centre console that enables direct access to the settings for the engine, dampers, steering, M xDrive and braking system. The setup menu can be accessed by touch or by controller in Comfort and Sport modes.

A host of BMW ConnectedDrive technologies continue to break the innovation barrier in automotive industry. Standard features include Telephony with Wireless Charging with extended functionality, Wireless Apple CarPlay®, BMW Display Key, BMW Gesture Control, BMW Head-up Display and Harman Kardon Surround Sound system with 16 speakers. The modern cockpit concept BMW Live Cockpit Professional running on latest BMW Operating System 7.0 includes 3D comprises a high-resolution instrument cluster behind the steering wheel with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches and a 10.25-inch Control Display. Parking Assistant with Rear View Camera makes parking in tight spots easier by taking over acceleration, braking as well as steering.

BMW EfficientDynamics includes features such as Auto Start-Stop, Brake-Energy Regeneration, Electronic Power Steering and many more. BMW Safety technologies include six airbags, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt stopper, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including M Dynamic Mode, anti-lock braking system (ABS), Cornering Brake Control, Dynamic Brake Control Active M Differential and DSC linked with M xDrive all-wheel drive.


*Performance data as measured in the emission test done under controlled conditions of environment, driving cycle, fuel etc. as specified in Rule 115 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

**The first-ever BMW M8 Coupe meets the BS VI equivalent Emission norms as per CMVR 115.

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