The new Setup button on the centre console enables direct access to all available setup options for five vehicle parameters.
Pressing the button brings up a Setup menu in the Control Display, which offers an overview of the vehicle settings currently engaged. The driver can then activate their desired mode for the engine, suspension, steering, brakes and M xDrive – in a single step in each case – via the touchscreen or the iDrive Controller.
Drivers can now set engine characteristics, such as EFFICIENT, SPORT and SPORT PLUS, chassis variants, as well as the settings for the M specific steering, M xDrive all-wheel-drive system, and the new M braking system.
Two setups can be stored permanently, including engine sound, gearshift characteristics, driving stability control and Auto Start Stop function.
M Mode Buttons.
In addition to the Setup button, the new BMW M8 also allows the gearshift characteristics of the eight-speed Steptronic transmission to be adjusted using the Drivelogic button and the engine sound to be varied via a separate button on the centre console.
The M Mode button can be used to alter the responses of the driver assistance systems and the screens in the all-digital instrument cluster and Head-Up Display. M Mode also allows the driver to activate ROAD and SPORT modes, while the new BMW M8 Competition Coupe and BMW M8 Competition Convertible also come with a TRACK setting.