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BMW M8 Competition
The Top Gear car review:BMW M8 Competition
Final thoughts and pick of the range
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...