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The BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe blends standout performance with a distinctive design and increased space for rear passengers.

05 Mar 2020 | Local News : Singapore

BMW Asia and Performance Munich Autos have announced the launch of the BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe in Singapore, blending standout performance attributes with a distinctive design concept and increased space for rear passengers.

With four full-size seats, the M8 Competition Coupe allows the driver and passengers to experience the agility and precision of a BMW M car
The BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe represents an exclusive opportunity for a driver and passengers in four full-size seats to sample the signature dynamism, agility, and precision offered by BMW M GmbH.

On the exterior, the BMW kidney grille surround and model badging in High-gloss Black, forged M light-alloy wheels with a high-sheen milled 3D pattern and bi-colour paint finish, a black rear spoiler, and an M Sport exhaust system with Black Chrome tailpipes provide a visual showcase for the high-performance model.

The car is also specified with 20-inch M light alloy wheels in the Star-spoke style with mixed tyres as standard.

A high-revving 4.4-litre eight-cylinder engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology promises instant response, a vast appetite for revs, and uninterrupted power development over a wide rev band. The engine develops a maximum output of 616bhp with a peak torque of 750Nm, and teams up with the M Sport exhaust system and eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic to deliver the car from zero to 100km/h in a blistering 3.2 seconds. The zero to 200km/h sprint is accomplished in 11 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h, and rises to 305km/h with the optional M Driver's Package.

616bhp from a twin-turbocharged V8 gives the car a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 3.2 seconds
Extremely stiff mountings connecting the suspension to the body and the V8's rigid connection to the vehicle structure results in a direct transmission of engine power to the drivetrain, sharpening the car's responses on turn-in and allows for a clear transmission of the engine note into the cabin.

BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe comes with electronically controlled dampers as standard and electromechanical M Servotronic steering.

Driving in Comfort mode smooths out imperfections in the road surface, while switching to Sport mode activates significantly firmer damper settings. Activating Sport Plus mode produces an even tauter setup to achieve maximum body control on smooth stretches of asphalt, such as race tracks.

The car's minimised weight (at just 95kg heavier than the BMW M8 Competition Coupe), low centre of gravity, wide tracks, superb aerodynamic balance, and stiff body structure and suspension mountings all serve to maximise performance.

M sports seats upholstered in BMW Individual 'Merino' full leather will sport active seat ventilation
The wheelbase of the Gran Coupe model measures 3,027mm, an increase of 200mm over the two-door variant - enabling all chassis and control systems to be adjusted for individual levels of comfort without having to compromise on the car's sporty character.

This brings exceptional spaciousness to the rear compartment, and a third rear seat is available for short journeys. The boot has a capacity of 440 litres.

The car comes with M sports seats upholstered in BMW Individual 'Merino' full leather trim featuring perforated 3D quilting, as well as M seat belts. The front seats feature active seat ventilation as well as electric adjustment and a memory function. The rear backrest has a 40:20:40 split/folding design.

The latest advances in the areas of operation and connectivity can be enjoyed with BMW's Live Cockpit Professional, complete with navigation system and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. The exclusive standard equipment of the first-ever BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe includes Adaptive LED Head lights with BMW Laserlight, an M-specific BMW Head-Up Display and the Parking Assistant Plus function.

Adaptive LED Head lights with BMW Laserlight comes as standard
The Driving Assistant Professional system eases the driver's workload in monotonous driving situations, enhancing both comfort and safety with features such as the Steering and Lane Control Assistant, the Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection, the Evasion Assistant, and the Crossroads warning, Wrong-way warning and Front Cross Traffic Alert systems.

The BMW M8 Competition Gran Coupe is now available for viewing at the Performance Munich Auto showroom.
Car Model Price as of press time (inclusive of COE)
BMW M Series M8 Gran Coupe 4.4 xDrive Competition (A) $721,888

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