With a 600-horsepower V8 under the hood, the M8 Convertible will be one of the ultimate drop-top performance machines on the roads after it hits showrooms this fall. The 4.4-liter powerplant delivers up to 625 horsepower in M8 Competition spec, with torque remaining at 553 lb-ft for both.
0-62 mph happens in 3.4 seconds in the stock M8 Convertible, dropping to 3.3 seconds in Competition guise. Top speed is electronically-limited to 155 mph, but with the optional M Driver’s package, buyers can raise the limit to 189 mph.
Weighing in at 4,587 pounds, the M8 Convertible needs serious stopping power which comes courtesy of M compound brakes or optional M carbon ceramics. An adjustable brake-by-wire system also enables drivers to choose between comfort and sport modes, the latter providing a sharper braking feel.
Where the coupe gets a carbon-fiber roof, the M8 Convertible comes with a folding power fabric roof. Inside, the M8 looks like an inviting place to be, with leather upholstery 3D-quilted sport seats and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster along with a head-up display and 10.25-inch infotainment screen.
M badges, a rear spoiler, and sports exhaust with unique tailpipes sets the M8 Convertible apart from its 8 Series brethren.
The M8 Convertible starts from $143,495 (almost $10,000 more than the M8 Coupe), and $156,495 for the M8 Competition Convertible.