BMW M8 Gets M Performance Parts Treatment

The BMW M8 has only just been revealed and already M Performance is keen to show off cosmetic and aerodynamic upgrades for the model.

We've grown accustomed to BMW announcing an M Performance parts catalogue almost immediately after a new model release and the recent unveiling of the M8 is no different. What you see here is the M Performance parts applied to the new BMW M8 coupe. BMW claims the parts are inspired by the BMW M8 GTE racecar and gives customers a chance to customise their cars. The parts are not only cosmetic and some are said to improve aerodynamics and save weight. All parts are available for both the coupe and the convertible.

There's liberal use of carbon fibre detailing which goes beyond what BMW already offers with the optional Carbon Package. There's carbon fibre detailing for the radiator grille. side skirts, engine cover as well as uprated brakes. 

Inside, you can opt for the BMW M Performance steering wheel which features carbon fibre shift paddles as well as Alcantara/carbon fibre trim. There are also BMW M Performance floor mats and for those wanting to protect their cars from dirt, there's a BMW M Performance car cover. 

For the record, the BMW M8 coupe and convertible is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 441 kW and 750 Nm. There's also a Competition version which pushes out 460 kW. Equipped with a rear-biased x-Drive all-wheel-drive system and an Active M Differential, acceleration is scintillating and the M8 Coupe and Convertible achieving zero to 100 kph in 3.3 and 3.4 seconds respectively. The M8 Competition Coupe and Convertible are slightly faster with claimed figures of 3.2 and 3.3 seconds respectively. The BMW M8 will be arriving in South Africa before the end of 2019.

Further Reading

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