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      10-08-2019, 11:15 PM   #45
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This car has the same power output and likely torque numbers as the F90 but is 100lb heavier - how does it have quicker numbers to 60mph?
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      10-08-2019, 11:23 PM   #46
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This car has the same power output and likely torque numbers as the F90 but is 100lb heavier - how does it have quicker numbers to 60mph?
More loading up on the torque converter? Or perhaps the M5 beats its rated number by a huge amount, the M8 only beats it by a little bit?
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      10-08-2019, 11:37 PM   #47
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Who is the M8GC's window "kink" named after?
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      10-09-2019, 12:16 AM   #48
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Beautiful car!
Much more useable for family, but damn there goes $160K

Rather get M5 and X5 together for that price but there is a car for everyone

I just saw M8 in person last week and I must say interior is gorgeous
I agree with you. Beatiful car. Rather get an x5 and m5.
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Lol 140k car and you still have to pay extra for cooled seats. Not to mention the competition package is laughable for the price you pay, 14k more for 17 bhp. Ugly.
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Stunning car. Well executed yet not immune to the significant risk of depreciation during the first 2-3 years of ownership - surely to be ignored by early adopters.

Still - this is a gorgeous car which requires some practical perspectives to be turned off before running to the bank.
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The car is pornographic
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      10-09-2019, 03:24 AM   #52
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I saw the M850i Gran Coupe in the showroom when I picked up my car from service about 10 days ago. It is indeed a gorgeous package and the full blown Ms should be even better in person. That said, for $140-150k, hands down 992S stripper model with enough change leftover for a (relatively) pedestrian American SUV, heavily discounted of course.
For the money I would mosey right on over to Porsche and drive off in a GT3.
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      10-09-2019, 04:07 AM   #53
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$160k

Lmao!

And to the person that mentioned depreciation - you've got to be kidding me. I fully expect to see a used M8 GC for around $100k in a year. Half the value in about 2-3 years.

Looks great, but you're paying for badge and a slightly rare car that looks fairly similar to a standard 8 series GC.

This is literally used manual GT3 money. There's so many other options to this car that are arguably better. I'd rather a Panamera or be RS6 with money to spare than the M8.

Oh well. Maybe the M8 will be fun to own in a few years when early adopters are done with their leases
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BMW, like Audi, (and creeping closer every year, Benz)are two brands that operate within the consumer insecurity sweet spot. Snake oil auto-manufacturers. Pseudo luxury....a la...features no one really needs or uses, tech-OCD cockpits, minimal utility yet a premium price. Heavy depreciation and gotcha-packages to literally force you to spend more. No doubt this car is beautiful but unless it comes with alpaca throw rugs, an umbrella stowed in the door and a champagne chiller in the rear, $160 ( before taxes, fees, and cost of the loan) they are seriously losing their mind. I bet the average speed in this “performance-luxo sedan-coupe over the course of ownership won’t exceed 60 mph. Ha! This chit is getting out of hand but, the wildest thing about all of this, consumers really can turn to only two other brands, Benz and Audi. And within these two choices, as an alternative, you might only have 2-4 choices. And we think we have choices.

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I must say I never like the GC, but man this is a sexy car!

Anyone knows what color this is? I think it's too purple-ish for Aventurin Red.
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I can't find any of these colors on the current indivualizer! Help!

https://visualizer.bmw-individual.com

Alpine White
Barcelona Blue Metallic
Black Sapphire Metallic
Brands Hatch Grey Metallic
Donnington Grey Metallic
Marina Bay Blue Metallic
Motegi Red Metallic
Sonic Speed Blue Metallic
Almandin Brown Metallic (Individual)
Ametrin Metallic (Individual)
Aventurin Red Metallic (Individual)
Dravit Grey Metallic (Individual)
Frozen Bluestone Metallic (Individual)
you can find it under "special colors" when you press on body paints.
Some of them are considered standard body paints on the website so watch out.
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      10-09-2019, 05:59 AM   #57
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I think this part of front bumper ruins the whole car. BMW should fire the guy who designs this
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Very nice but I still prefer my M6 GC.
Hands down, the 6GC looks sexier, more sporty and far more aggressive.
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OMG yes please

some will say its pricey but hard to say that unless you have driven it and or experienced it in person maybe when people do, the price is worth it it is a lot of money though so I expect the car to be pretty over the top in every category
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BMW, like Audi, (and creeping closer every year, Benz)are two brands that operate within the consumer insecurity sweet spot. Snake oil auto-manufacturers. Pseudo luxury....a la...features no one really needs or uses, tech-OCD cockpits, minimal utility yet a premium price. Heavy depreciation and gotcha-packages to literally force you to spend more. No doubt this car is beautiful but unless it comes with alpaca throw rugs, an umbrella stowed in the door and a champagne chiller in the rear, $160 ( before taxes, fees, and cost of the loan) they are seriously losing their mind. I bet the average speed in this “performance-luxo sedan-coupe over the course of ownership won’t exceed 60 mph. Ha! This chit is getting out of hand but, the wildest thing about all of this, consumers really can turn to only two other brands, Benz and Audi. And within these two choices, as an alternative, you might only have 2-4 choices. And we think we have choices.
I mean, ok. Are you thinking we'll see M8 GCs in every parking space at the grocery store? These are insanely niche vehicles and they'll command a premium for the right buyer. BMW Audi and MB are keenly aware of their target market.

You have the choice not to buy a brand new uber premium GT car.
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Lol 140k car and you still have to pay extra for cooled seats. Not to mention the competition package is laughable for the price you pay, 14k more for 17 bhp. Ugly.
To be accurate, in addition to more power and torque, the Competition model also adds a different suspension setup, Individual Full Merino Leather / Alcantara interior, 20" forged wheels, M Sport Exhaust, Extended Shadowline exterior trim, and a TRACK mode for M Views.

Seems to me the totally different suspension setup, forged wheels, full-Merino interior, exhaust, and "tune" is about right for $14k what do you think this option should cost? $6k?
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I think this part of front bumper ruins the whole car. BMW should fire the guy who designs this
I agree, i hated this from first time Ive seen it. Looks way too aftermarket
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Could we please show all the specs using the metric system as well moving forward?
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Who is the M8GC's window "kink" named after?
I'm calling it the Hooydonk kink
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No air suspension, no rear axles turning. Bye bye M8GC. Stick with my Panamera Turbo.
Funny you say that. Very true. I will give the looks though to the BMW, I think it's stellar but with that logic, your right, I bet the P is still the better drivers car.
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I mean, ok. Are you thinking we'll see M8 GCs in every parking space at the grocery store? These are insanely niche vehicles and they'll command a premium for the right buyer. BMW Audi and MB are keenly aware of their target market.

You have the choice not to buy a brand new uber premium GT car.
I don’t get your point. The Mini Cooper is a niche car. So is a Hummer.
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