BMW launches M8 Competition Coupe 50 Jahre M Edition

The BMW M8 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition is powered by the same 625hp, 750Nm, 4.4-litre twin turbocharged V8 petrol engine as the standard car.

BMW has launched the 50 Jahre M Edition of the M8 Competition coupe in India at a price of Rs 2.55 crore (ex-showroom, India), which makes it the most expensive special edition yet. As part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations of its M division, BMW will be introducing three more 50 Jahre M Editions in India.

The 50 Jahre M Edition is exclusively available in five new BMW Individual paint shades – Daytona Beach Blue, Frozen Brilliant White, Frozen Marina Bay Blue, Frozen Deep Green and Frozen Deep Grey. Other highlights of the special edition model include the gloss black kidney grille, 20-inch black alloy wheels with red brake callipers, and an M sport exhaust system.

BMW is also offering an M Carbon exterior package as standard on the M8 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition, which includes a carbon fibre-finished front bumper, side air intake, exterior mirror caps, rear spoiler and the rear diffuser. The brand claims that these parts help reduce the M8’s weight and aerodynamic drag, further enhancing its overall handling.

Like the previous special editions, the M8 Competition coupe 50 Jahre M Edition also gets additional M badges – at the front, rear and on the hub caps – inspired by early BMW Motorsport race cars, and it features a unique design that sports semicircles in blue, violet and red colour.

The interior of the special edition M8 Competition remains largely similar to the standard car, but there are certain updates: leather merino upholstery, M seat belts and an Alcantara anthracite-finished headliner. The feature list remains the same as the standard M8 Competition, including equipment like a 12.3-inch digital driver’s display and infotainment system, ambient lighting, Harman Kardon sound system and wireless Apple CarPlay.

With no mechanical changes, the BMW M8 Competition 50 Jahre M Edition continues to be powered by the same 625hp, 750Nm, 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine as the standard car. Paired to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission, the special edition M8 can accelerate from 0-100kph in just 3.2 seconds. It also comes equipped with the xDrive all-wheel drive system, adaptive suspension, and three driving modes – Comfort, Sport, and Sport+.