The BMW M8 Convertible features a new single setup button, found in the centre console, which enables control over the engine, suspension, steering and xDrive settings, all of them were operated using individual control buttons in past M cars. The new setup button will now also allows control over the integrated braking system and its Comfort and Sport modes.
The new M8 features exclusive interior design and features to set the cars apart as vehicles that occupy the very top of BMW’s model lineup. The M leather steering wheel includes M shift paddles and red M1 and M2 buttons which can be linked with engine, suspension, steering, xDrive and braking system modes. The BMW Live Cockpit Professional in the 2020 BMW M8 links the latest-generation of the iDrive, featuring a high-resolution digital 12.3” display screen behind the steering wheel and a 10.25” centre display diagonally across.
The high-powered 4.4 litre S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 produces 600 HP in the M8 Convertible while the M8 Competition models has an uprated power unit producing 625 HP. The engine in the M8 features two-turbochargers, cross-bank exhaust manifolds, direct injection and an upgraded cooling and oil supply. The turbochargers are within the V of the engine block to help improve temperature efficiency and response. The cross-bank exhaust manifolds improve turbocharger and throttle response. They do this by reducing the distance the exhaust gases need to flow to reach the turbochargers. Water-to-air inter-cooling helps reduce the temperature of the moving air charge for more power.