• Jonathon Jundt

BMW M8 Review M + 8 = Macht

Updated: Jul 30


Macht is the German word for power. The number 8 in German is acht.


M +acht = MACHT.


Whether coincidence or destiny, the relatively new M8 (introduced in 2019) exudes power. The entirety of the M8 is cloaked in deception. Its exterior is bold enough to warrant a second glance but not ostentatious enough to gather a crowd. Engine sounds reminiscent of muscle cars reveals its true identity but can be regulated by the push of a button.









On the track, the M8 0-60 time is as fast or faster than a Ford GT, Koenigsegg Agera, Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, Corvette ZR-1, and many more supercars that may be found here: https://www.autosnout.com/0-60-Times/0-60mph-in-less-than-4-seconds.php.


The most striking difference, other than exterior design, between the four door M8 Competition Gran Coupe and other supercars is comfort. Daily commuting or road trips in the M8 are comfortable and enjoyable. Trunk space can accommodate three sets of golf clubs or several large pieces of luggage.


It is a utilitarian's supercar possessing value, speed, performance, comfort, and a refined appearance at a reasonable price. A 2019 Corvette ZR1 is available at the time of this writing for $159,000. A new 2023 M8 competition with the M package that includes a track day in either South Carolina or California can be purchased for $140,000. A 2019 Porsche Turbo S (0-60 in 2.6 seconds) without the capacity to carry five passengers, golf clubs, or comfortably take a road trip is available for $290,000. Porsche aficionados love their cars and to some it is a non sequitur to suggest a four door BMW sedan over a Turbo S, however, BMW has likely touched on a heretofore unexplored market segment in non-electric vehicles. The family sedan supercar.





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