BMW M8 Cabriolet Gets The dAHLer Treatment

Lowered ride height, carbon aero package, swankier wheels and more oomph are among the highlights.

Sprucing up already fast BMWs is the kind of project that tuners love to undertake. The latest creation from Switzerland’s dAHLer is a classic case in point. Christoph Dähler’s team took an F91 BMW M8 Cabriolet and gave it the “Competition Line” treatment. Of course, the same can be applied to the M8 Gran Turismo and the M8 Gran Coupe.

First, the power. The standard BMW M8 packs a 600hp 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. The M8 Competition has an extra 25hp on tap. dAHLer offers two states of tunes for the powerplant – one that has EU/Swiss homologation certification and complies with guidelines of the WLTP Euro9 standards, and the other that does not. dAHLer uses a sports filter or a carbon fibre air intake with centre and rear mufflers made from stainless steel. The rear mufflers boast four 100mm tailpipes with black ceramic coating.

Those who want to legally use the tuned car in the EU must settle for a maximum output of 700hp/870Nm. However, those who aim to use it outside the EU borders can raise it further to 740hp/880Nm. dAHLer also offers an electronic exhaust valve control and the removal of the top speed limiter.

Like the two outputs, the Bern-based tuner offers two in-house-developed chassis-lowering setups. The first uses sport springs, which drop the height of the front axle by 20mm and the rear by 10mm. Alternatively, one could opt for a coilover suspension configuration, which was also developed in-house by dAHLer. This is a more sophisticated option wherein the driver can adjust the height and stiffness in the compression and rebound stages.

When it comes to visual upgrades, the tuner offers a range of wheel options. For instance, the 21-inch CDC2 forged rims come with 275/30R21 (front) and 305/30R21 (rear) rubber. Another design option is the CDC1, available in 21 (cast) and 22 (forged) inches. Supporting tyres for both are available. For an extra fee, dAHLer will even paint the rims in any colour or provide them in the front-polished “dAHLer edition”.

Besides the wheels, the tuner also has a carbon fibre aerodynamics package. That ropes in a front spoiler lip, rear apron and side skirt attachments. Similarly, one could customise the interior with leather and Alcantara. dAHLer also has accessories on offer, including its own branded foot mats.

So, do you dig dAHLer’s take on the BMW M8 Cabriolet?

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