Top 8s as before are the M8 in coupe, convertible or Gran Coupe form and, not being underendowed with tasty 8 accoutrements already, limit their updates to eight new paint choices, new wheel options, new leather options, Shadow Line lighting and the larger 12.3-inch screen that all models in the line-up also receive.
There are no mechanical changes to any of the models. Which means the M8 in coupe or Gran Coupe form still boasts a twin-turbo V8 of 625PS (460kW) and a 0-62mph time of 3.2 seconds, with the convertible just a tenth behind.
Pretty racy performance but then the 8 Series’ connection with motorsport has always been a strong one – something that BMW is noting with an option available on all new 8 Series models. It’s a small thing but we think a tasty one: it’s the substitution of the familiar BMW roundels by the BMW Motorsport logo with its staggered semicircles in blue, purple and red. It’s been done to mark the 50th anniversary of BMW M GmbH.