IT'S HERE! BMW M8 Competition Collection Day
It is FINALLY time to collect the BMW M8 Competition! It's been a long wait, but how better than to head to M Town with my friend GerCollector in his M4 GTS to collect the Oxford Green M8 Coupe, joined by Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M. There are many miles ahead for the new arrival, and you can bet they are going to be great miles!
Kicking off from GerCollector's amazing garage, we are surrounded by the likes of the F82 M4 GTS, the E92 M3 GTS, iconic Z8 and even a super-rare E90 M3 CRT of which they only made 67. For today's outing, the M4 GTS is the car of choice, an iconic machine to head to the very home and heart of BMW M, affectionately known as M Town.
On arrival at the M Studio, the hall is filled with some amazing examples of BMW M cars, from the M8s to the new M2 CS, and some demonstrations of BMW Individual colours, options and personalisation that can be completed. It's here though lying in wait that we find the newest Shmeemobile, the BMW M8 Competition Coupe.
Finished in Oxford Green, a colour chosen as it had featured on the previous 8 Series of the 1990s, and complemented by a Silverstone interior finished with carbon fibre trim, the upgraded wheels and a host of technology, the car is absolutely stunning. It's powered by a 4.4l TwinPower Turbo V8 making 625hp, combined with the M xDrive system that I got to know and enjoy with the M5 before.
To top off an amazing opportunity to visit the M Studio, I'm also lucky to be joined by Markus Flasch, BMW M CEO, who had very kindly had a personalised Shmee150 cup-holder cover produced for the central console. Thank you to Markus and the team for what commences a very exciting journey with the BMW M8! You can also follow directly at: instagram.com/markusflasch/
We also have our M8 8 Series Generations design in the Shmee150 Shop, a blend of old meets new, you can check them out now: shopshmee150.com/collections/8-series
Thanks for watching, Tim