BMW has been caught testing the M8 coupe and Convertible in India for the first time. Its expected to go on sale by mid-2020 in India and will rival the Mercedes-AMG S63.
BMW very recently launched the 7 series sedan and the X7 SUV in India. They are also prepping to launch the new 3 series sedan very soon later this month. But BMW has no intention of resting even after that as two brand new BMWs have been spotted testing in India. And they are the BMW M8 convertible and M8 Coupe, spotted in two different sightings, testing on the roads of India.
Both the cars came heavily camouflaged but on looking closer, you will notice the details. The test mule had sporty bumpers with large air dams, gloss black front grille and quad exhausts at the rear. Now these exterior features are exclusive to the M8 and does not come on standard 8 series coupe or convertible. So we are pretty sure that this is the M8 duo. The test mule was also seen wearing emission testing equipment.
Powering these two sensational machines is a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 600hp of power and 750Nm of peak torque. In the competition pack, power increases to 625hp but the torque figure remains the same. The engines in both the cars come mated to a 8-speed torque converter automatic. The BMW M8 can sprint from naught to 100 kph in just 3.3 seconds and with the competition pack, it takes just 3.2 seconds.
What distinguishes the M8 from the standard 8 series coupe and convertible are a dedicated ‘Track’ mode, a sportier exhaust system, firmer suspension with different wheel design and M carbon-ceramic brakes as an option. The top speed of the M8 is limited to 250 kph but can be boosted to 305 kph with the M Driver’s Package.
The BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible will come to India via the CBU (Completely built Unit) route. The government now allows for the import and sale of 2,500 vehicles a year without having to homologate them in India. The BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible and expected to arrive in India by mid-2020. It M8 will rival the likes of the Mercedes-AMG S63 in India.