BMW M8,IS IT GOOD
When Abomination eventually gives up, The Hulk is there to see it. Paul Allen gets splattered by Patrick Bateman's ax. After forcing his way through another defensive line, Marshawn Lynch slams into the end zone. That cathartic moment when you look back on everything you've created and realize it's all good. That's how we suppose BMW engineers have been feeling recently.
The 2022 BMW M8 coupe and convertible may be mistaken for conventional 8-series cars thanks to their modest exteriors, but their conservative aesthetics hide outrageous performance. Although the 523-hp M850i has a similarly smooth twin-turbo V-8 powerplant, BMW devotees know that full-blown M vehicles are the ultimate manifestation of the company's driving culture. Every M8 now boasts Competition credentials, which include 617 horsepower, a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system, and race-ready chassis components. The large, muscular Bimmers have moves, despite a strange brake-pedal feel and a hefty nose; think Shaquille O'Neal dancing ballet. The 2022 M8 coupe and convertible are the fastest 8s for the wealthiest clientele, whether seeing their wicked acceleration or luxuriating in their luxurious interiors (tiny back seat aside).
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
A twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 produces 617 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque in the M8. The powerful engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system with the ability to disconnect power from the front axle. We spent some time behind the wheel of the M8 Competition coupe and convertible, marveling at their exquisite manners and in-the-moment engine reactions. We were taken away by the coupe's extremely rapid acceleration, reaching 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds after strapping our test gear to it.. The BMW is blindingly fast, and its automatic is incredibly intuitive, despite an exhaust note that doesn't quite thrill like competitors like Mercedes-AMG. Despite the fact that the all-wheel-drive system is designed to deliver rear-drive thrills, we discovered that inducing power slides is best done in the safety of an empty parking lot or a racing track. The M8 didn't chastise us on the highway, due to a smooth ride that belies its track-focused talents. But don't confuse its pleasantness for a lack of strength. The M8 chassis offers a lot of grip and gives you some input through the thick-rimmed steering wheel.When the road opens up or goes twisty, the M8's combination of speed and nimbleness makes it an appealing partner. Unfortunately, more than half of the coupe's 4251-pound curb weight is distributed over the front axle, which may contribute to the vehicle's unwillingness to spin freely. Similarly, we found the braking system's adjustable pedal to be uninspiring.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
In the city and on the highway, the M8 coupe and convertible should be equally inefficient. That is, they should all get 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the interstate. While we haven't yet had the opportunity to test any M8 on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, we will once we do.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The interior design and passenger space of the M8 are essentially identical to those of the standard versions, as is the case with other BMW M automobiles. The leather surfaces are nicely sewn together, and the trim pieces are adequately expensive, despite the lack of creativity in the design. Customizable ambient lighting, a 12.1-inch digital gauge cluster, heated and ventilated front seats, a Nappa leather-covered dashboard, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and wireless charging are all standard on every M8. Its cabin gives ample of space for passengers in the front seats, but makes those in the cramped back seat feel like second-class citizens.Those who desire an M8 but need to transport more than two people frequently can choose the four-door M8 Gran Coupe. We were able to store five carry-on luggage in the trunk of a normal 8-series coupe, so the M8 should offer similar space.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Every M8 has a 10.25-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard that serves as the centerpiece of BMW's iDrive 7.0 infotainment system. On the center console, a rotary controller and physical buttons accompany the primary display. The interface has sharp visuals and rapid answers, but some of the selections are crowded and require the driver to look away from the road. Nonetheless, the system's voice instructions functioned effectively, and gesture controls may be added as an option. Apple CarPlay (but not Android Auto), a subscription-based Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system are among the desirable standard amenities.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The coupe and convertible both come with a variety of driver-assistance features, including self-parking assist and night vision. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for further information on the M8's crash-test results. The following are important safety features: Forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking are standard. Blind-spot monitoring is available as well as adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
BMW's limited and powertrain warranties are competitive with those of its high-performance competitors. The firm also offers one of the industry's most comprehensive free maintenance programs.
A four-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty is included. A four-year or 50,000-mile powertrain warranty is included. Maintenance is free for three years or 36,000 miles -whichever comes first. There is no free planned maintenance.