2020 BMW M8

MSRP range: $142,500 - $155,500
MSRP$155,995
Edmunds suggests you pay$127,797

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2020 BMW M8 Review

  • Stunning acceleration
  • Extra performance capabilities do not impinge on luxury
  • Decent-size trunk
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Bigger and heavier than competition
  • Lacks the raw performance of some rivals
  • Interior is a little button-heavy
  • All-new high-performance version of the 8 Series
  • Turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 makes up to 617 hp
  • 2020 marks the introduction of the BMW M8

After a nearly 20-year absence, BMW brought back the 8 Series for 2019. As an encore, there's the 2020 BMW M8. The M8 treatment extends across the entirety of the 8 Series body lineup, with not only the two-door coupe benefitting from the extra performance but also the convertible and stylish Gran Coupe sedan.

The M8 comes with a 600-horsepower turbocharged 4.4-liter V8. It's also fitted with an adaptive suspension and a sport-tuned all-wheel-drive system. You can even select a rear-wheel-drive mode, should you like going sideways just as much as you like going forward. Extra performance can be had via the Competition package, which bumps the horsepower to 617 and offers further tuning to the suspension.

If the M8 looks to be an attractive option, the Porsche 911 would like a word with you since it offers more nimble handling and more options for personalization. Another fantastic option is the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, which offers similar performance and comfort but lacks the M8's somewhat usable back seat.

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The M8 Competition is BMW's tour de force. It shows that BMW still has what it takes to make a beast of a performance car but one with satisfying comfort and luxury. It might not be built as an exotic from the ground up, but the M8 is able to deliver a supernatural driving experience.
Acceleration is like the Starship Enterprise jumping into warp speed. In our testing of an M8 Competition coupe, we recorded 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and a quarter-mile in 11.2 seconds at 125 mph. There's so much power. The brakes feel equally potent and stopped our car in 106 feet from 60 mph. They're also easy and smooth around town. This is a larger and heavier car than most in its class, but you wouldn't know it from these numbers.

The M8 delivers surprisingly agile handling, tracking through curves with a high amount of grip and confidence. The steering doesn't have quite the engagement of other sports cars of this ilk, but the M8 is responsive and it goes where you point it. When you're not trying to blast into orbit, the M8's effortless power and smooth-shifting transmission feel simply luxurious.
The M8 Competition is proof that BMW knows how to balance performance and comfort. The cabin is solid and well isolated from most noise, save for that nice burly V8 when you lean on it. Ride comfort is shockingly good. It doesn't matter if you're on a rough patch of road or a smooth freeway, the suspension does a great job of controlling motion and softening impacts. It's even comfortable enough to leave in Sport mode for a majority of the time.

The front seats are well cushioned and bolstered in all the right places and have a lot of adjustment. They offer plenty of support yet retain their comfort unlike some of the more extreme seats you'd find in this class. The rear seats aren't nearly as comfortable, but they're far more livable than those in, say, the 911. Climate controls take some familiarization but work just fine.
Getting in and out of the front seats is easy except in tight parking spots due to the long doors. Rear-seat access is challenging, but that's typical for a two-plus-two coupe. There's an abundance of space for front occupants plus plenty of adjustment range for the driver. The rear seats, again, aren't very spacious or comfy but still a lot better than others in this class.

Visibility out front is mostly decent except for thick windshield pillars that can impede your view through left turns. The over-the-shoulder view is a bit compromised as well due to the thick rear pillars. Blind-spot sensors definitely help when driving and a high-res screen and 360-degree camera really improve parking situations. We like that you can interact with the vehicle via touchscreen, rotary controller or through voice commands but wish there were fewer buttons and a better menu structure.
The M8's strength in technology comes primarily from a wealth of driver aids and voice interface. The driver aids are what you would expect at this level: adaptive cruise, surround-view parking camera, etc., and it all works really well. The voice assistant is state of the art and recognizes natural speech for all types of commands for the onboard navigation, audio and even climate (it works on the ventilated seats). But it's still not quite as advanced or quick as the Mercedes system.

The optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system delivers great sound and feels worthy of the price tag. The M8's onboard navigation is easy to use. Wireless Apple CarPlay smartphone integration is also included. (Android Auto arrives later this year.) There are more than enough USBs and power ports for all your charging needs.
Compared to the typical exotic, the M8 has a good amount of storage. It's a larger coupe for this class so there's just more interior space to start. The trunk's wide opening and low liftover height are nice, but the inside area narrows quite a bit between the rear suspension. Still, there's 14.8 cubic feet available, and the seats fold down close to flat to help accommodate longer items.

Small-item storage space isn't abundant. But there's a small console in front of the cupholders, a nice-size armrest bin and glovebox, and decent door pockets. Car seat accommodation is quite limited since the space is tight, but at least the anchors are relatively easy to access.
The M8 Competition coupe is EPA-estimated to return 17 mpg in combined driving (15 city/21 highway). This is respectable for the class. Admittedly, owners of these vehicles aren't likely to be too concerned with fuel efficiency.

During our 115-mile evaluation route, which equally covers highways, mountain roads and city streets, we were shocked to get 23 mpg. During our two weeks with the M8, we were able to average 17.2 mpg. That easily matches the EPA estimate, and we'd like to note that the onboard fuel computer was pretty close with our calculations.
Every penny you spend on an M8 seems justified. It has superb build quality and has more to offer for the price. For instance, the M8 Competition is comparable to a Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C and Porsche 911 GT3 Touring but has more usable interior room and more luxury per dollar.

BMW's warranty and ownership perks are as good as, if not better than, most in this group with basic and powertrain warranties at four years/50,000 miles and roadside assistance for four years. BMW also offers complimentary maintenance for three years/36,000 miles.
BMW has spent a lot of time making sport sedans, so it's easy to forget that it's still capable of building some Ultimate Driving Machines. The M8 may not be an exotic from the ground up, but it shows the brand can compete at a very high level.

Which M8 does Edmunds recommend?

It might not seem like much of a difference on paper, but the revised suspension, as well as the extra horsepower, of the Competition have won us over. To that, we'd add the carbon-ceramic brakes as well as the upgraded Bowers & Wilkins audio system. The Driving Assistance Professional package is a nice-to-have because of its surround-view camera system and front and rear parking sensors.
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BMW M8 models

The 2020 BMW M8 is a high-performance version of the 8 Series. It comes as a coupe or convertible. (The four-door Gran Coupe is reviewed separately.) Like most current BMW M models, the M8 is available in two trims: the standard version and higher-performance Competition.

Both come with a turbocharged 4.4-liter V8, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The base power output is 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. The Competition is slightly more powerful at 617 hp.

M8
Notable standard features include:

  • 20-inch wheels with performance tires
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • LED headlights
  • M Sport seats
  • Leather upholstery

It also comes with:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay integration
  • 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch central touchscreen
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

Competition
Has the same standard features but adds performance and appearance upgrades such as:

  • M Sport exhaust system
  • Different wheels
  • Black exterior trim
  • Revised suspension for better handling
  • Track drive mode that sets up the car for optimum track-based performance

Options available on both trims include:

  • Driving Assistance Professional package
    • Traffic-adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
    • Lane keeping assist (steers the M8 back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
    • Semi-automated steering for certain roads and conditions
  • Night vision with pedestrian detection
  • Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system
  • M carbon-ceramic brakes
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2020 BMW M8 videos

CARLOS LAGO: This is a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that Edmunds owns, and you can read all about it at Edmunds.com where we report on what it's like to own and operate this vehicle. You can also go to Edmunds.com, sell my car to get an instant cash offer on your car. But, let's talk about drag racing. Next to me is what appears to be a green Mustang. Is that what that is, Alistair? ALISTAIR WEAVER: It's the German Mustang. It is a BMW M8 Competition. Can't say that in a German accent. CARLOS LAGO: I appreciate the effort. Well I've got 760 horsepower from a supercharged 5.2 liter V8, I'm about 4,200 pounds, I've got an automatic transmission, and I am rear drive and cost $80,000. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Well I have a 4.4 liter twin turbo V8 automatic transmission, but I have a choice of either rear or all-wheel drive. CARLOS LAGO: And what does that choice cost you? ALISTAIR WEAVER: Well the M8 competition starts at $146,000. But, by the time you add the fancy green paint, the carbon ceramic brakes, the fancy hifi a few of the bits and bobs, you will arrive at $176,000. So pretty much the same as the Mustang, give or take a hundred grand. CARLOS LAGO: Give or take a brand new 911 as well I guess. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Putting it another way. CARLOS LAGO: So, this is clearly not a competition of price, but this is a pairing because the power figures are similar, we know from the test track the acceleration results are similar. We want to see what happens in a head to-- Are you reading a book? ALISTAIR WEAVER: Yeah, I was just trying to work out the launch control. It's a six point plan. Number one is switch on drive ready state, select sequential mode with gear 1 and drive logic program launch S3. Launch control is available when the engine is at operating temperature. Engine is at operating time after uninterrupted trip of at least six miles or 10 kilometers. CARLOS LAGO: He's still going. ALISTAIR WEAVER: And then you have to drive a certain distance. OK, let's just get on with it. CARLOS LAGO: Yes, please. Let's do this race. So are you going to be in all-wheel drive on this run? ALISTAIR WEAVER: That would be giving it away. CARLOS LAGO: All right. So we'll both be in launch control, and we'll both do the best we can on this run. All right, let's do it. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I may be in launch control. That's determined by the German computer, which may or may not play ball. CARLOS LAGO: The Mustang-- ALISTAIR WEAVER: Carlos, have you turned your air conditioning off? CARLOS LAGO: When the race starts, I will. The GT500-- ALISTAIR WEAVER: Carlos, can I make a suggestion that we run with air conditioning on, given they're in the desert and it's about 110 degrees? CARLOS LAGO: If you really feel like you need that advantage with your $170,000 BMW, Mr. fancy pants. ALISTAIR WEAVER: OK, so we're going to turn it off now. OK. CARLOS LAGO: So to turn launch control, I'm going to put this in drag strip mode, and then I'm going to put the exhaust in track mode. Then I can actually choose the launch RPM that I want. I'm going to set the launch control RPM as low as it can possibly go because this is a rather poor street surface, and I have 760 horsepower that I'm going to try to route through two tires. Challenging predicament. ALISTAIR WEAVER: OK, so the truth is we are running in all-wheel drive, but I've genuinely no idea until I bang-- In theory, I hit the brake with my left foot as hard as I can, and then I boot the throttle with my right foot past the kickdown point. That should activate launch control, but only if the computer decides that it's happy with life. So I don't think I will actually know. If not, then we'll just use my left foot on the brake and then just try and sidestep the brake and launch it from there. CARLOS LAGO: I fear that he might do better on the launch because the front axle. It's going to help assist the car get off the line. He's putting less power to each tire than I am. If you divide his power by four and divide my power by two you'll see the difference. I can't do math, so do it at home, use Excel or Google, it's your friend. So the trick will be relying on launch control to do the best it can to get this car out of the hole, and then rely on the power surplus that I have to reel him in towards the finish. And if I lose, I can buy more go fast stuff for my GT500 because I haven't spent $170,000 on a BMW. SPEAKER 3: Are we ready? Five, four, three, two, one, go. CARLOS LAGO: The delay on the launch control, come on. ALISTAIR WEAVER: This thing just launches. CARLOS LAGO: And there's no traction in first gear, and the BMW's gone. He's just gone. Come on. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Honestly I didn't even see which way the Mustang went. We were doing 117 at the end of the run. CARLOS LAGO: The launch control, as you well know Alistair, is delayed from the time that you release the brake to the time that you start moving more so than it has any right to be. So I watched you probably get by the first cone before I even started moving. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Well, that's why you pay $176,000. CARLOS LAGO: I guess. I guess that's why you pay $176,000. And once under way, I felt like I was barely reeling you in. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Honestly, this thing launches extraordinarily well. The launch control did work, and it just picked up and flew. And you're just a passenger. There's not a lot of skill involved. We're doing about 117 as I passed the last cone. You know what else is quite cool for 176 grand? When I'm on the circuit, the satnav in the instruments actually tells me I'm on Willow Springs international, and it even told me when I'm in the pit lane. You've got to admit, that's pretty cool. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah. Fortunately you don't need to spend $176,000 to get that, because the Shelby GT500's navigation system tells me I'm on turn one. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Oh. OK, why don't we do one more and give you a chance to actually go on the beard bang? CARLOS LAGO: Right. So are you going to stay in all-wheel drive? ALISTAIR WEAVER: So let's stay in all-wheel drive. I'll give you one more go, and then I'm going to switch to rear-wheel drive and demonstrate that my German horses are better than your American nags. CARLOS LAGO: German horse is probably a horrifically long word with more consonants than anybody can rightfully pronounce. ALISTAIR WEAVER: This car has 617 [GERMANS]. SPEAKER 3: Drivers ready? CARLOS LAGO: All right. Get the launch right. Come on. SPEAKER 3: Five, four, three, two, one, go. CARLOS LAGO: Oh, that was so close. Oh, the all-wheel drive just takes him away. Come on, real-- oh, and the delay on first to second. There's just too much power, not enough traction. ALISTAIR WEAVER: It is extraordinary how this thing launches. CARLOS LAGO: This is why all-wheel drive is good, kids. This is why drag radials are good, kids. This is why a prepped surface is good, kids. But all-wheel drive just can put down more power than rear drive can. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Carlos, I had time to look in the rear-view mirror to see where you were. CARLOS LAGO: OK, I feel like we left at the same time, and yet the additional grip you have through that front axle just pulls and pulls and pulls and pulls. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I'm feeling a bit less bad about the last race now. CARLOS LAGO: So what's the acceleration like in that thing? ALISTAIR WEAVER: I don't think I've ever been in a car that launches so hard and so easily. 617 horsepower, we know this is a dusty circuit, we know it's hot, and it just goes. Like you just sort of sit here like a passenger. There's not a lot of skill involved. Oh no, actually, I'm wrong. There's a lot of talent involved, and that's why I'm winning comfortably. CARLOS LAGO: Such a humble winner. Such a humble victor. I think what we got to do now is see what happens when that thing is limited to just two drive wheels instead of four. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I will happily accept the challenge. So I'm giving away, what, 140 horsepower. We're going into rear-wheel drive only, which is the BMW's party piece. It's designed as a drift mode, but it's also fun for having drag races too with a bit more skill. CARLOS LAGO: You might say leveling the playing field, right? ALISTAIR WEAVER: So I'm going into two-wheel drive and stability control off. CARLOS LAGO: OK, I too am going to deactivate all of my electronic assists. No launch control here. And we are just going to see what happens. ALISTAIR WEAVER: OK. CARLOS LAGO: It's fair this time. Rear drive, rear drive. No launch control, no assists. A battle of whose right foot has the most restraint. ALISTAIR WEAVER: So the question now is do I actually want to ride the brake a little bit and build up the revs, or is that just going to light up the rear end? CARLOS LAGO: You tell me, Mr. Talent. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I hadn't put my racing boots. So just to be clear, with 760 horsepower, you should win this one. I was also looking at the weight distributions. We had this car on the scales at the Edmunds test track the beginning of the week. This car is not 50-50. It's 55-45 front to rear. So that's in the [INAUDIBLE] 56-44. So basically the same weight distribution. CARLOS LAGO: Are you saying this to make me feel better? SPEAKER 3: Drivers ready? Five, four, three, two, one, go. CARLOS LAGO: Come on. Oh, I pedaled it. Oh, come on. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Where is he? Where is he? CARLOS LAGO: Oh, we're pretty much-- No, I'm pulling him. I'm pulling him. I'm pulling him. Oh, come on. ALISTAIR WEAVER: That was a lot closer. That was a lot closer. I was looking in my rear view mirror where he was. CARLOS LAGO: [INAUDIBLE] so quickly. So quickly I was catching you. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I kept looking in my rear view mirror feed. I couldn't see you, so I was just kind of keeping the fun in. CARLOS LAGO: I spun a little bit too hard through second gear, and that just helped you get that inch, but if this race went on any longer, I would've had you. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Yeah, at some point the [INAUDIBLE] kicks in, right? As soon as you can deploy the traction. CARLOS LAGO: Yeah, it's just traction limited. When you don't have the surface, when you don't have the right amount of grip, that's what happens. But man, when this thing hooks up, it pulls so hard. It's unbelievable amount of acceleration. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Right. I'm going to give you one more go, just to restore a little bit of pride. A rolling race, 40 miles an hour to the first cone, and then nail it. CARLOS LAGO: You're on. ALISTAIR WEAVER: I'm going to stay in two-wheel drive. I'm going to give you everything. CARLOS LAGO: That's not that's not giving me an advantage. Roll on race. 40 miles an hour. And whoever can put the most power down the fastest will win this. ALISTAIR WEAVER: OK. Wait for the cone, wait for cones. 40 miles now exactly. 40 miles now exactly, and nail it. Come on. CARLOS LAGO: [LAUGHS] ALISTAIR WEAVER: He's coming, he's coming. CARLOS LAGO: [INAUDIBLE] ALISTAIR WEAVER: That Mustang sounds ridiculous. CARLOS LAGO: Hey, what's the saying? Give Americans long enough and they'll always come in first. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Yeah, once the plucky Brits have sorted it out first. CARLOS LAGO: At least I don't need a degree in how to use launch control, or 170 grand, to be faster when you're already moving. It's kind of a technicality of a win there, but I'll take it. Our real world drag and roll on races basically matched our test results at the laboratory. Benefiting from all-wheel drive in an effective, yet overly fussy, launch control, the M8 is significantly faster to 60 miles an hour. The GT500 starts catching up as the race goes on, assuming you get the launch just right. The Shelby loses at the quarter mile though by a tenth of a second, but check out the difference in trap speed. That GT500 is cooking. The Shelby also posts a shorter stopping distance to 60 miles an hour and slightly higher average lateral g around our skid pad. Both of these cars have the same make and model of tire, but the Shelby's are slightly larger. So Alistair, what have we learned in this experiment? ALISTAIR WEAVER: That $176,000 buys you something that can launch better than a GT500. CARLOS LAGO: But not necessarily a car that will be faster from 40 miles an hour when you're driving fast. ALISTAIR WEAVER: All of that is true. CARLOS LAGO: Until next time. Thank you for watching. Make sure to visit Edmunds.com/sellmycar to get an instant cash offer on your very car. Make sure to like, comment, and subscribe. And again, thanks for watching this video. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Thank you, everyone.

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Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$142,500
MPG & Fuel
15 City / 21 Hwy / 17 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.1 gal. capacity
Seating
4 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 617 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 191.8 in. / Height: 53.3 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 84.1 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 75.1 in.
Curb Weight: 4560 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 12.4 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite M8 safety features:

Evasion Aid
Helps mitigate an accident by proactively swerving, if appropriate, to avoid a front collision.
Traffic Jam Assistant
Helps keep the car centered in the lane and follows the car in front in stop-and-go traffic.
Active Protection System
Automatically tensions seat belts, closes windows and sunroof, and activates the brakes when it detects an imminent collision.


BMW M8 vs. the competition

2020 BMW M8

2020 BMW M8

2020 Porsche 911

2020 Porsche 911

BMW M8 vs. Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 has been a perennial benchmark in nearly every one of its possible configurations. When had in 4S trim, it represents an excellent all-weather sports car with continent-crossing abilities. The Porsche is lighter and more agile than the BMW, but the M8 counters with a hugely powerful V8 as well as a larger back seat and trunk.

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BMW M8 vs. Aston Martin DB11

The DB11 represents the classic grand-touring coupe, offering oodles of style, long-haul comfort and commanding performance. Yet the M8 is just as capable. And even when fully optioned, it comes in less than the starting price of the big Aston. The DB11 is arguably more exclusive but lacks many of the advanced tech and features the M8 offers.

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BMW M8 vs. Polestar 1

If you want to be different but not at the expense of style, Polestar's 1 is a fascinating option. The Polestar offers plug-in hybrid efficiency as well as impressive sports car-esque performance. Handling and stability are noteworthy as are the comfortable seats. The BMW offers a more luxurious interior but is far less distinctive.

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FAQ

Is the BMW M8 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 M8 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.1 out of 10. You probably care about BMW M8 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the M8 gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the M8 has 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a BMW M8. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 BMW M8?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 BMW M8:

  • All-new high-performance version of the 8 Series
  • Turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 makes up to 617 hp
  • 2020 marks the introduction of the BMW M8
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Is the BMW M8 reliable?

To determine whether the BMW M8 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the M8. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the M8's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 BMW M8 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 BMW M8 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 M8 and gave it a 8.1 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 M8 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 BMW M8?

The least-expensive 2020 BMW M8 is the 2020 BMW M8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $142,500.

Other versions include:

  • 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $142,500
  • Competition 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $155,500
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What are the different models of BMW M8?

If you're interested in the BMW M8, the next question is, which M8 model is right for you? M8 variants include 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and Competition 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of M8 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 BMW M8

2020 BMW M8 Overview

The 2020 BMW M8 is offered in the following submodels: M8 Coupe, M8 Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), Competition 2dr Coupe AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 2dr Coupe AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and Competition 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). BMW M8 models are available with a 4.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 617 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 BMW M8 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2020 BMW M8 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 BMW M8?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 BMW M8 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 M8.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 BMW M8 and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 M8 featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2020 BMW M8?

2020 BMW M8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 BMW M8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $155,995. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW M8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $28,198 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $28,198 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $127,797.

The average savings for the 2020 BMW M8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 18.1% below the MSRP.

2020 BMW M8 Competition 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2020 BMW M8 Competition 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $166,195. The average price paid for a new 2020 BMW M8 Competition 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $30,065 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2020 BMW M8 Competition 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 18.1% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2020 BMW M8?

2020 BMW M8 2dr Convertible AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/21 highway MPG

2020 BMW M8 Competition 2dr Coupe AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/21 highway MPG

2020 BMW M8 2dr Coupe AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/21 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG17
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement4.4 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase111.3 in.
Length191.8 in.
WidthN/A
Height53.3 in.
Curb Weight4560 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 BMW M8?

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