Cricket is one of the most popular and highest paying sport in India. Most of the players also have a taste for luxury and performance cars. Indian cricket team Captain Virat Kohli and former captain MS Dhoni are examples. Shikhar Dhawan who is a part of the team and is applauded several times in the past for his performance in the ground has now added a new car to his garage. The car he bought is a BMW M8 coupe. BMW India has shared the images of Shikhar Dhawan taking delivery of the car on Twitter. The BMW M8 coupe is currently the most powerful BMW sold in India.
BMW M8 coupe is actually a performance version of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe. BMW officially launched the M8 coupe in Indian market last year. The M8 competes with cars like Audi RS7 Sportback, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 63 in the performance car segment. Shikhar Dhawan has gone for Metallic Black colour which looks quite good on the car. Talking about the design, like any other BMW, M8 also comes with signature Kidney grille at the front with sleek looking swept back headlamps. The car has a muscular and sporty looking front with sculpted bonnet.
The side profile of the car reveals the sloping coupe like roof design. The BMW M8 is a 2-door coupe and has character lines running through out the side profile. An air vent is seen on the side fender for better aerodynamics. The large 20 inch alloy wheels sit well inside the arches and give it a sporty look. As we move towards the rear, the sloping roof of the BMW M8 meets the boot seamlessly to give it a neat look. A boot lip spoiler has been installed on the car as well.
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As BMW M8 is a performance car, BMW has used carbon fibre at several places to reduce the weight and improve the performance. The roof is one such area where carbon fibre is used. At the rear, an M-Spec rear diffuser and a double flow exhaust system with twin tail pipes is also seen. On the inside, BMW M8 coupe luxurious interiors. The car comes with a larges 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system, Merino leather upholstery, Sound system from Harman, M Sports seats, ambient lighting, Park Assist Plus, 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, BMW Display Key and so on.
The BMW M8 Coupe is a performance car and as mentioned above, it is currently the most powerful BMW in the Indian market. The M8 draws power from a 4.4 litre, twin-turbo V8 engine. The engine generates a maximum of 592 Bhp and 750 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and the power is sent to all the wheels using M-Spec xDrive AWD system.
BMW M8 coupe is a fast car and can do 0-100 kmph in just 3.3 seconds. The BMW M8 is priced at Rs 2.18 crore. Other than the newly purchased BMW M8, Shikhar Dhawan owns several luxury cars from Brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Range Rover and so on.