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BMW M8 Competition

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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:BMW M8 Competition

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Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

The M8 is a really grand, grand tourer. It looks and operates as you'd expect of a peak BMW

The M8 Competition is ridiculously competent. But then, you can say the same about the M850i xDrive, itself not exactly under-endowed at 530bhp.

The trouble is deciding what you want it to be. If you’re looking for a fast high-tech luxury GT that will simply not wilt when you go for it on a mountain road, then fine. The only trouble is a shortage of engagement.

I’d have the convertible. If the M8 lacks a bit of sensation through your hands on the wheel, choose the version that offers compensation through your nostrils and scalp.

The M8 is a really grand, grand tourer. It looks and operates as you’d expect of a peak BMW. And that’s the thing. Maybe people would swap some of the competence for something a bit more distinctive, special and heck, surprising.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

BMW

M8 Competition 2dr DCT

£128,565
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3.20s
625bhp
246g/km
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