2022 BMW M8

Rating8.5

Ranked #2 in Coupe

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Starting MSRP 

$130,000

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Key Spec of 2022 BMW M8
fuel economy

15/17/21

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

617 hp @ 6,000 rpm

basic warranty

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2022 BMW M8 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Back after a one-year sabbatical in 2021, the new 2022 BMW M8 Coupe returns this year with just the Competition variant. The 2022 M8 is all about offering great performance and satisfying track behavior behind a simplistic exterior and M8 interior front. For 2022, although, both the body styles M8 Coupe and Convertible join the lineup, wherein the M8 Convertible also follows suit with the power-packed 2022 BMW M8 Competition variant. True performance aficionados, opting for the M8 Competition get treated with a 617 hp 4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8 engine, that aids the 2022 M8 to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 3 seconds, along with a top speed of 190 MPH.

2022 BMW M8 For Sale

Now available for sale, the prices for the BMW 2022 M8 Coupe start at a Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $130,000. Furthermore, with the added convenience of four doors, you can also opt for the 2022 M8 Gran Coupe, which would set you back by an expected MSRP of $132,000, which is still in line with the rest of the segment. The average prices for the 2022 M8 Competition range from anywhere between $130,000 to $155,000, depending on the package options, the color of your choice, and location among other things. Also starting at just a minimal price of $1770/ month, you can have a Used 2020 M8 in good condition.

2022 BMW M8 Buying Advice

We recommend the 2022 BMW M8 Gran Coupe for a price of $132,000, if you're looking for a luxury car, that ticks all the performance boxes, but not at the expense of practicality. If you're in the market for an older M8 model, do check out the 2020 BMW M8 Coupe, as, despite the increase in price, it does come with a number of packages on offer. Further, you can also opt for the 2019 8 Series or rather the M850i trim in the coupe variant.

The M carbon bucket seats are now standard with the BMW 2022 M8, as it goes up against the likes of Mercedes Benz AMG S 63, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and the Jaguar F-Type R. While the Porsche brings along a more engaging driving experience, along with track-car handling capabilities, it falls at the bottom of the pack when it comes to practicality quotient. Moreover, the Mercedes AMG S 63 might be the most technologically advanced car of the lot, nevertheless, it is the Jaguar that steals the limelight with its handsome exterior styling.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Superior Performance

Unexciting exterior styling

Available only in Competition trim

Premium M8 Interiors

Unbalanced weight distribution

Optional M carbon bucket seats

Superior Handling dynamics

Optional Carbon Ceramic brakes

Over All Rating

8.5

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Features8.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy7.50
Interior9.00
Exterior9.00
Safety9.00
Competition8.50
Notable Rankings

#2 in Coupe

#2 in Midsize Coupe


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Competition$130,000 onwards



Colors and Styles

2022 BMW M8 in Alpine White color
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The M8 is officially back now for the US market after being absent in the year 2021, and for the 2022 model, the new BMW M8 is fully locked and loaded to clear away all its competition without breaking a sweat. It’s now only available in its full-blown ‘Competition’ avatar. The 2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe is the only trim available for you, and we are not complaining. The prices start at $130,000 excluding additional charges.

There are also plenty of finance options available with the BMW 2022 M8. You can either opt for a 36 or a 24-month term plan, wherein the average lease payment stands at $2129/month with a 12,000 annual mileage limit. This excludes $2,000 that is to be paid while signing. BMW makes cars that offer “Sheer Driving Pleasure” but true performance aficionados know that the ultimate legacy and highest performance is reserved for its M-badged cars only. The BMW cars with the M badge have been loved for decades for their powerful engines and physics-defying performance on the track.


Buying Advice

As there is no other trim option to opt for, the 2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe trim is the only one to go for, and it’s filled up to the brim with features. The Competition trim is a track-ready tool and comes with features like a Weight-optimized dual exhaust system with an M sound control button, Brake Energy Regeneration, Active M Differential, and Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled dampers, and more for a thrilling driving experience. Also, we'd recommend you opt for the M carbon package too.

Features
8.0/10

For the 2022 model year, the new BMW M8 is available in only one trim option, i.e. the M8 Competition trim. It is a good thing, and now you get a track-ready option as standard. The coupe comes with a variety of features as standard like Dynamic Cruise Control, M Carbon Roof, Heated Front Seats, Armrests & Steering Wheel, Extended Merino Leather upholstery, and much more, all for an MSRP of $130,000.

Trim

Competition 

MSRP 

$130,000

Key Features

20-inch wheels with performance tires

 

Weight-optimized dual exhaust system with M sound control button

  M Carbon Roof
 

Adaptive M Suspension with electronically controlled dampers and M-specific kinematics

 

Micro-filter ventilation system with replaceable active-charcoal filters

 

Extended Merino Leather upholstery

 

Dynamic Cruise Control

 

Front ventilated seats

 

Soft-close automatic door operation

 

Remote Engine Start

Infotainment requirements of the 2022 M8 Coupe have been taken care of by the latest tech features available. Furthermore, many more optional packages are also on offer, such as the Driver Assistance Professional package, and the infamous M carbon package, which includes the likes of M carbon bucket seats, M carbon-ceramic brakes, and the M carbon exterior package.

Engine and Performance
9.0/10

Performance from the 4.4L twin-turbo V8 is remarkable; the acceleration feels never-ending - Motortrend

The 2022 BMW M8 Coupe will be equipped with a 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine producing road ripping and improved 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed M Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes to make the driving experience even more fun. The performance is expected to be just as stellar as it can get. The 2022 BMW M8 0-60 mph acceleration time stands at 3.3 seconds, which is amusing for sure. It is available with M xDrive all-wheel-drive system with 2-wheel drive capability. As compared to the previous 2020 year model, the luxury coupe has 17 more M8 horsepower to play around with. The M8 Competition Coupe quarter-mile stands at 11.4 seconds.

As far as handling is concerned, it is much better than the previous model. The electronic power steering with Servotronic direct steering feels quite responsive. Added to that, a very responsive powertrain that is ready to attack the roads even on your slightest tap on the pedal makes it really engaging to drive. The M8 can offer comfortable rides owing to its twin-tube gas pressure shock absorbers which do the damping effectively. The xDrive system is a bliss to have but is rear-wheel drive biased, and the adaptive suspension system can electronically adjust the kinematics and elastokinematics of the suspension system, depending upon the performance mode selected.

Models 2022 

2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe

2021 Mercedes Benz AMG S 63

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2022 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

MSRP 

$130,000

$173,100

$207,000

$104,350

Engine

4.4L BMW M TwinPower Turbo V8

4.0L Biturbo V8

3.8L Twin Turbo Flat 6

5.0L Intercooled Supercharger V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic w/OD and Auto-Manual

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed DCT

8-Speed Automatic

Power

617 hp @ 6,000 RPM

603 hp @ 5,500 RPM

640 hp @ 6,750 RPM

575 hp @ 6,500 RPM

Torque

553 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

664 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

590 lb-ft @ 2,400 RPM

516 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

0-60 mph

3.3 seconds

3.4 seconds

2.6 seconds

3.5 seconds

Quarter Mile

11.4 seconds

11.6 seconds

10.1 seconds

11.7 seconds

Top Speed

190 MPH

190 MPH

205 MPH

186 MPH

The braking system is taken care of by the four-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes. The features like Dynamic brake control and Cornering brake control ensure optimum braking performance under all conditions. For aggressive and track use, BMW offers an option for carbon-ceramic brake rotors which are much more resistant to brake fading and offer efficient braking performance for a longer duration of time. The Exhaust system is tuned for sound and silence. However, in sports mode, the exhaust sound is not as throaty as the AMG tuned system.

Fuel Economy
7.5/10

The BMW 2022 M8 is claimed to deliver 15 MPG in the city and 21 MPG on highways. You can't expect something frugal from a machine that is track-focused. The combined M8 MPG efficiency comes to 17 MPG. With a fuel tank capacity of 20.1 gallons, you can expect a range of 301 miles, 422 miles, and 341 miles on a full tank of gas in city, highway, and combined conditions, respectively.

Models 2022 

2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe

2021 Mercedes Benz AMG S 63

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2022 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

MPG (City)

15

17

15

16

MPG (Highway)

21

27

20

24

MPG (Combined)

17

20

17

18

Fuel Capacity

20.1 gallons

24.3 gallons

17.6 gallons

18.5 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

301/422/341 miles

352/559/455 miles

246.5/369.6/299.2 miles

296/444/333

The Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 surprisingly offers the most fuel economy despite its healthy power output of 603 HP. It provides a combined fuel economy of 21 MPG, and from its larger fuel tank of 24.3 gallons, you can expect a combined range of a staggering 455 miles on a full tank. The Porsche comes with a smaller capacity boxer engine and produces the highest power output of 640 HP. Its expected fuel efficiency figures are similar to the BMW M8. The Jaguar F-Type R Coupe can also be considered fuel-efficient considering the cubic capacity of its larger engine.

Interior
9.0/10

Although the design doesn't strike us as very imaginative, the leather surfaces are beautifully stitched together and the trim pieces are appropriately upscale - Car and Driver

The 2022 BMW M8 gets some really upmarket and premium interiors that are a part of most of the M-models. The M8 interior dashboard is trimmed in Nappa Leather finish along with the steering wheel. The trim pieces inside the cabin are made from carbon fiber material and look sporty. The 2022 M8 comes with a 12.1-inch touchscreen multimedia display and a 10.25-inch central information display that is in direct sight of the driver. The multi-input iDrive 7.0 system is operated by voice, touchscreen, and iDrive touchpad Controller. The modern design of the digital instrument cluster optimizes driver info, while the Head-up Display projects key info just below the driver's line of vision.

The features like Soft-close automatic door operation, Multi-color adjustable ambient lighting, Front ventilated seats, Heated Front Seats, Armrests & Steering Wheel give it a premium appeal in addition to being sporty. The M8 interior seats are wrapped in Merino leather upholstery, and the headliner is covered in Anthracite Alcantara material. The front two seats are separated by a center console which includes controls for the audio system and air conditioning. The customizable display is another intriguing feature of the new BMW M8 that changes its interface depending upon your choice of driving mode.

Models 2022 

2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe

2021 Mercedes Benz AMG S 63

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2022 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Seating Capacity

4

4

2

2

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.9/57.2/42.1

40.0/51.4/41.7

39.4/55.6/39.2

37.0/56.5/43.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

34.7/45.7/29.5

36.7/57.0/33.4

N/A

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

14.8

14.1

9.3

14.4

All cars except the Jaguar F-Type R Coupe and the Porsche 911 Turbo S come with a seating capacity for four people. The BMW M8 comes with much less headroom and legroom space when compared to its rivals. The M8 comes with the highest cargo capacity of 14.8 cu-ft, which is good for a car of its size and configuration. The Mercedes-Benz AMG S 63 provides better headroom and legroom as compared to its competition. Porsche offers the least cargo capacity with its rear seats folded but offers an additional cargo capacity of 4.5 cu-ft in the front luggage compartment.​​​​

Exterior
9.0/10

The M8 won't readily for a lesser model - CarBuzz

The 2022 BMW M8 looks track-ready from any angle you see at it. It comes with a long silhouette and sporty contours along with wide shoulders and low stance which very well conveys its sporty intentions. The BMW design team has also made the car aerodynamic by adding side air breathers and a sloping hood. The front aggressive intakes help in offering better performance and cools down the throbbing V-8 in a more efficient way.

The front fascia is a typical BMW with a split kidney bean grille and two aggressive LED headlamps. The sides get a beautiful sloping roofline and power-folding heated side mirrors. The M-type gills help with aerodynamic efficiency. The rear gets an M-type spoiler and twin exhaust tailpipes which just amplifies the performance aura of the car. The roof is also a carbon fiber unit and blends well with the overall design philosophy. The 20” M Star-spoke bi-color alloy wheels look magnificent and add to the sporty flavor.

Models 2022 

2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe

2021 Mercedes Benz AMG S 63

2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S

2022 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe

Curb Weight

4295 lbs

4700 lbs

3,636 lbs

3920 lbs

Length

191.8"

198.9"

178.6"

176.0"

Width

75.1"

75.3"

74.9"

74.2"

Height

53.6"

56.2"

51.9"

51.6"

Ground Clearance

5.0"

4.9"

4.5"

3.9"

Wheelbase

111.3"

115.9"

96.5"

103.2”

The 2022 BMW M8 comes with a good ground clearance of 5.0 inches, just second to the AMG S 63. It also weighs considerably less than the AMG S 63 but is on the heavier side when compared to the likes of Porsche and Jaguar. The AMG S 63 has the longest wheelbase for increased stability at higher speeds. The Porsche 911 has the smallest wheelbase which helps it with better handling and cornering abilities. It is also the lightest and hence boasts of better power to weight ratio as compared to the competition. It is also considerably lower which gives it an aerodynamic advantage.

Some of the standout exterior features of the 2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe are:

  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • M Rear spoiler
  • M Carbon Roof
  • Twin exhaust tailpipes
  • Power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Signature M gills
  • 20” M Star-spoke bi-color alloy wheels 
Safety
9.0/10

The 2022 BMW M8 Competition boasts of well-laid-out safety features to protect the occupants under all scenarios. The NHTSA and IIHS have not tested the 2022 M8 yet, but looking at the history of BMW vehicles, it is bound to ensure top-notch safety. Like any other BMW vehicle, the 2022 M8 is fully loaded up to the brim with advanced safety and driver assistance features.

Some of the standout safety features of the 2022 BMW M8 Competition Coupe are:

  • Programmable LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Icon Adaptive LED Headlights with Laserlight
  • Adaptive Brake Lights
  • Active Protection System
  • Lane Departure Warning,
  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking
Competition
8.5/10

2022 BMW M8 Competition Vs 2022 Porsche 911 Turbo S

The 2022 Porsche 911 will boast of a similar road scraping performance as the present model. It is the fastest of the lot with more horsepower and handles even better.

However, considering its current price, the 2022 version will be more expensive and exclusive at the same time. It will also be less practical as compared to the M8. The extra premium you’ll be paying is for its track-ready approach, better dynamics, and timeless Porsche elegance.

2022 BMW M8 Competition Vs 2022 Jaguar F-Type R

The 2022 Jaguar F-Type R is expected to be priced relatively less than the M8. However, it will offer less performance and seating capacity as compared to the M8.

The two-seater F-Type will be low on practicality and won’t be able to offer the sheer driving pleasure of the M8. The F-Type is a good performer but is a no-match for the M8, and it will be strictly for Jaguar fans.

Final Verdict

The 2022 BMW M8 Competition now offers better performance and proves to be track-ready in most scenarios with its better handling and better optional braking features. It also comes with a host of advanced safety features that will ensure your peace of mind. The infotainment system is also loaded enough to entertain and inform you. The pricing is not for everyone, but it is much less than most of its closest rivals like the AMG S 63. Overall the pros of the 2022 M8 Coupe outweigh the cons, so we won't mind recommending this Bavarian to you.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$130000

body style

2dr Coupe

engine type
displacement

268 cu in

horse power

617 hp @ 6,000 rpm

torque

553 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic W/Overdrive

dimensions
length

191.2 in

wheelbase

111.1 in

width

74.9 in

curb weight

4295 lbs

Height

53 in

Ground Clearance

5 lbs

capacity
passenger capacity

4 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

15/17/21 mpg

highway range

422.10 mi


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