There's a new top dog in BMW's M lineup: the M8. This hotted-up version of the 8-series offers up to 617 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V-8 engine and comes in both coupe and convertible forms (a four-door M8 Gran Coupe is still to come). All-wheel drive is standard across the board، as are a wide array of driving modes and configurable settings for things the suspension، the transmission، and even the brake-pedal feel، as the Car News said.
Like the closely related BMW M5 sedan، it's the Competition version of the M8 that boasts the most impressive numbers. The standard M8 makes do with 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque from its twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine، while the Competition adds 17 hp to that total (given what an M5 Competition achieved on the dyno in our testing، the M8's real output may be even higher). Competition cars also get an M Sport exhaust، firmer suspension tuning، a "Track" setting for the driving modes، and different wheels. Carbon-ceramic brakes are a standalone performance option.