A hole-in-one in golf is special no matter who you are but when you win a brand new BMW M8, it is just epic.
Gaganjeet Bhullar is a professional golfer from India who’s currently ranked as the 175th in the world. This year he’s playing on the PGA European Tour, which stopped in Munich this weekend for the BMW International Open where he aced 17th hole marking his second hole-in-one in his career.
The BMW M8 Competition Coupe is yet to go on sale so he could be the first owner in the world.
Production of new BMW M8 and 8 Series Gran Coupé kicks off
BMW says production of its new 8 Series Gran Coupé, M8 Competition Coupé and M8 Competition Convertible has commenced at Plant Dingolfing in Germany.
This brings the total number of “sports coupé variants” built at the plant in Lower Bavaria to five, with a sixth in the form of the upcoming M8 Gran Coupé (confirmed to premiere later in 2019) on the way.
The 8 Series Gran Coupé will roll off the production line alongside the 5 Series, 7 Series and other 8 Series variants. Interestingly, the German firm says the Gran Coupé is expected to make up over half of 8 Series volumes.
The new and highly-anticipated M8 is expected to arrive in South Africa in Q4 of 2019. See specification and pricing details below...
Here it is, the new BMW M8! It will be offered in 4 tantalising flavours including the M8 Coupe, Competition Coupe, Convertible and Competition Convertible.
A twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 engine powers the M8 and in standard Coupe and Convertible form, total outputs of 441 kW and 750 Nm of torque are on offer. If that’s not enough, the Competition derivatives serve up 460 kW and 750 Nm of torque. An 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic is standard and the driver can switch between 3 modes to achieve either efficiency, sporty or dynamic driving while also using the steering-mounted shift paddles to blitz through the shifts.
Equipped with a rear-biased x-Drive all-wheel-drive system and an Active M Differential, acceleration is scintillating and the M8 Coupe and Convertible achieving zero to 100 kph in 3.3 and 3.4 seconds respectively. The M8 Competition Coupe and Convertible are slightly faster with claimed figures of 3.2 and 3.3 seconds respectively.
BMW M GmbH presented the new spearhead to the MotoGP Safety Car fleet: the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car. The 625 hp lead car is based on the BMW M8 Competition, which made its world debut at the BMW Group #NextGen at BMW Welt in Munich at the end of June 2019. The new BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car makes its first appearance at the MotoGP Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
Innovative high-performance automobiles for the safety of the top tier of motorcycles is the principle that has guided BMW M GmbH for more than 20 years as partner of MotoGP organiser Dorna Sports and 'Official Car of MotoGP'. The Munich-based company has provided the official MotoGP Safety Car fleet since 1999 and the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car is the latest highlight in a long line of high-powered lead cars.
New MotoGP Safety Car Is A Mean BMW M8 Competition
BMW has been the official safety car supplier for the MotoGP for twenty years now and their latest lead car could be the most menacing yet.
The BMW M8 Competition is the brands’ flagship at the moment so it is only fitting to have the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car head up the entire safety car fleet.
The powerplant has remained unchanged which means the 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 pumps 625 hp (460 kW) and 750 Nm of torque.
Modifications for the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car.
BMW M Performance titanium sport exhaust system*
BMW M Performance carbon tail pipe finisher*
BMW M Performance floor mats
BMW M Performance carbon engine cover
BMW M Performance carbon rear diffusor
BMW M Performance steering wheel pro (with M Performance carbon cover and M Performance shift paddles)
BMW M Performance carbon air breather side grill
BMW M Performance carbon side skirts
BMW M Performance logo decals
Bonnet with ‘motorsport lock’
Fuel suction pump
Battery master switch
Flashing corona headlight rings
LED lights on the roof with bracket
Front grille LED flasher
RECARO racing seats with Schroth belts
Fire extinguisher with bracket
Michelin Cup tyres
Red foiled kidney grille
Front spoiler with frozen black paint finish
BMW floating hub cap
BMW valve caps with M logo
BMW M8 GTE rear wing
Side skirts foiled black
Customised carbon flaps
Light control panel
The new BMW M8 Competition is being put to work as the lead Safety Car for the MotoGP and it made its first appearance at the MotoGP Grand Prix at the Red Bull Ring in Austria this past weekend.
BMW has been supplying safety cars to the MotoGP since 1999 and the latest addition to the safety fleet is the M8 Competition which packs 460 kW and 750 Nm of torque from its 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Power is directed to all 4 wheels using an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and a zero to 100 kph sprint time of 3.2 seconds is achievable.
"The BMW M8 and the BMW M8 GTE were developed in parallel, and these racing genes distinguish the BMW M8 models in all areas," said Markus Flasch, President of BMW M GmbH. "That's why it was a logical step for us to choose the BMW M8 Competition as a basis for our new MotoGP safety car. Even in its production version, this high-performance automobile is suited to the racetrack. With its innovative technical features, it is yet another example of our quest to keep pushing the limit upwards. With the BMW M8 MotoGP Safety Car, we are really excited to present a new, powerful lead car for the top tier of motorcycle racing."