Unsurprisingly, shortly after the facelifted BMW 8 Series has been unveiled, it’s now the turn of its high-performance sibling to shine. This is the 2023 BMW M8, and it’s now available solely in Competition guise.
Similar to the 8 Series, blink and you’ll probably miss the minor updates that were made to the BMW M8 Competition. In order for you to tell that this is the facelifted model, there’s a new M Shadowline detail on the headlights along with new colors choices. The bumper itself is unchanged, but the vents now have a revised mesh pattern. It, however, does not get the illuminated Iconic Glow grille of the 2023 8 Series.
As for the interior, the BMW M8 Competition now comes with a bigger 12.3-inch screen for the iDrive 7 infotainment system that’s similar to the facelifted 5 Series, which replaces the previous 10.25-inch unit. There are also new (albeit optional) M Carbon bucket seats, which feature exposed carbon fiber sections, heating, electronic adjustment, and an illuminated M8 logo. Additionally, there’s a host of new interior color and material choices that can be matched with the upholstery of the seats.
The standard BMW M8 has now been discontinued in favor of just the M8 Competition. This means that you get the uprated 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that produces 617 hp and 750 Nm of torque. This is sent through all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic, with 0-100 kph happening in just 2.7 seconds.
And that’s about it actually in terms of updates for the 2023 BMW M8. Just like the standard 8 Series, the M8 is available via indent order at your local BMW dealership, and this should also be the case with the new model. Production is slated to begin in March.