German OEM BMW has introduced its latest performance model, the M8 Competition. Fitted with the brand’s renowned 4.4-liter twin-turbo engine, the Gran Coupe will produce 633ps and peak torque of 750Nm.
Developed to deliver uninterrupted power development over a wide rev band, the high-revving eight-cylinder is teamed with a sports exhaust system and BMW’s eight-speed M Steptronic transmission.
The V8’s rigid connection to the vehicle structure ensures direct transmission of engine power to the drivetrain. This combination allows the M8 to sprint from zero to 100km/h in 3.2 seconds,
BMW has also equipped the M8 Competition Gran Coupe with an efficient cooling system, where the central cooling module is supported by two remote high-temperature coolers at either side.
The low-temperature circuit incorporates the indirect charge air coolers, while the high-temperature circuit supplies coolant to both the engine blocks and the turbochargers. The system also comprises an additional engine oil cooler and a dedicated transmission oil cooler.
BMW’s oil supply system has been geared toward track use. The oil sump includes a smaller front sump that intervenes when extra capacity is required. This ensures reliable oil supply, even during extreme lateral or longitudinal acceleration.