As the top model, the BMW M8 is probably the crown in the BMW M GmbH range. Tuner Manhart adds even more shine to the headdress with his MH8 variant. The blocks with 823 hp and 1,050 Nm of torque – holds 200 hp more than the original.
Extreme is almost always possible – even with a BMW 8 Series in the M-Competition variant with 625 hp and 750 Nm torque and a top speed of up to 305 km / h. Tuner Manhart shows what is possible.
New turbos and cooler charge air
In the Manhart MH8 800 version, the 4.4 liter V8 Biturbo engine in the bow of Bavaria is combined with new exhaust gas turbines, a charge air cooler, and a revision of the software on the engine control unit. This results in a total of 823 hp and a maximum torque of 1,050 Nm.
Anyone who presses the right pedal hard should be rewarded with an acceleration of just 2.6 seconds from a standing start to 100 km / h – 0.6 seconds faster than the factory model. Acceleration from 100 to 200 km / h takes just 5.7 seconds. The gearbox is strengthened for permanent acceleration.
Also, Manhart installs a stainless steel rear silencer with a flap function, which ends in four 100 mm tailpipes, optionally with carbon sheathing or ceramic-coated. If you do not have to submit to any approval hurdles, you can also remove the particle filter with a replacement tube or have race-downpipes installed without a catalyst. Manhart offers software packages adapted to the respective modifications.
The tuner combines more power with less travel. Height-adjustable coil springs from KW are responsible for lowering the MH8 800, here adjusted to a draft of approx. 30 millimeters. Also, the Coupé also has a special suspension set-up and the factory-made carbon-ceramic brake system can be individually configured on request.
Attachments made of carbon
Because the eye travels, Manhart has also sharpened the look of the Competition M8. The front apron has a new carbon spoiler lip, and a carbon spoiler lip sits on the boot lid as an aerodynamic counterpart. The carbon diffuser insert in the rear apron has also been redesigned. To round it off, the body is decorated with Manhart decorative strips.
Manhart Concave One alloy wheels in 9×21 and 10.5×21 inches with tires in 265 / 30ZR21 and 305/25 ZR21 pull into the wheel arches. And so that the pilot can also look forward to new elements in his field of vision, the steering wheel is fitted with carbon applications and carbon shift paddles.
The M8 is certainly not a slow car. But since the large M models have all-wheel drive, four-digit torque values can also be found on the road. Hopefully, the Biturbo-V8 will be able to cope with the high specific output of around 190 hp per liter of displacement.