The SA-bound 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Competition is a sleek four-door missile

<i> Image: Supplied </i>
<i> Image: Supplied </i>

Hot on the heels of the M8 Coupe and Convertible world launch, BMW has released details of its M8 Gran Coupe Competition. 

Power is derived from the familiar 4.4-litre turbocharged V8 engine with 460kW and 750Nm in Competition form. All that power is channeled through an eight-speed M transmission to all four wheels linked to an active M differential. 

The high-performance four-door coupe will arrive in South Africa during the first quarter of 2020. 

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What can you expect from the latest M8 Gran Coupe?

A sports exhaust system is fitted with electronically controlled flaps to amplify the V8 engine's noise. There are a choice of three modes for, four-wheel drive, four-wheel drive Sport and traditional (for BMW) pure rear-wheel drive and deactivated driving stability control (if you're brave enough).

Performance figures are 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds for the 'regular' M8 and 3.2 seconds for the Competition model.

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The M8 Gran Coupe and Competition models will make their world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019, market introduction from April 2020; BMW will offer an M8 Gran Coupe First Edition offered as an exclusive launch model.

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