The 2020 BMW M8 Competition’s pricing for Australia has been confirmed, with the fastest production M car to fall just short of becoming the most expensive BMW on sale in Australia.
Starting at $352,900 for the coupe, the M8 will only be available to Australians in Competition spec, as with much of BMW’s M range, meaning the twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 under its bonnet will produce 460kW (peaking at 6000rpm) and 750Nm (between 1800 and 5600rpm).
BMW says this allows the AWD flagship model to hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds, making it the quickest car ever made available for sale by BMW M.
The M8 Competition comes with an 8-Speed M Steptronic BWM says is, in large part, responsible for the M8 Competition’s low 0-100km/h time.
The M8’s AWD system is also responsible here, though those keen on oversteer will be pleased to know the big BMW coupe features the same adjustable xDrive system as the M5, which allows a rear-biased AWD setup in Sport mode, or a fully rear-driven mode when electronic assistance is switched off.
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BMW Australia says the BMW Drive Recorder, a camera system which can record up to 40 seconds at a time, will be included in the M8 Competition, which can be used on demand or programed to record automatically if an accident occurs.
Australians also get the BMW M Driver’s Package, which lifts top speed to 305km/h.
BMW Australia includes with this “complimentary entry to the BMW Driving Experience Advance 2 course. Entry to the BMW Driving Experience Advance 1 course is also included.”
The M8 Competition is expected to arrive locally in Q1 2020.