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      09-27-2019, 04:35 PM   #23
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I am not a big fan of the 8 series, but this looks really great. And i just figured out why. Every 8 series has the M pack on it, which gives it the typical BMW air intake which spoils the look of the front. This one has the trapezoid inverted, which feels much more natural with the rest of the front. Let's be honest here, the 8's face is heavily inspired by the AMG GT. At least the basic lines of it. But then that air intake ruins it. Here the M8's air intake follows the AMG GT and the 8 Concept and it all works well.

I remember one poster saying that the 8 looks better without the M pack and now it all makes sense.

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Just got bigger and changed the badge from 6 -> 8
Except the 8 is actually smaller than the 6. Thanks for playing, though.

P.S. if you're going to just regurgitate negatives you read somewhere else so you sound informed, at least make sure they're accurate.
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      09-27-2019, 04:45 PM   #25
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Except the 8 is actually smaller than the 6. Thanks for playing, though.

P.S. if you're going to just regurgitate negatives you read somewhere else so you sound informed, at least make sure they're accurate.
I dont mean to support him, because that joke is aweful, but you hit something that irks me a lot about the 8. It's not as roomy as an S Coupe, so it cant compete with that, but it's also nowhere near the sportscar that the 911 is. So basically you have a smaller 6 series with a little bit better driving dynamics but its back seats are a joke. It's neither here, not there, so... unless you fall for its looks, arent you gonna go for the more luxurious S or the sportier 911, depending on your tastes?

But i digress.
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Finally a non-Competition
Exactly! It's nice to compare against the M8 Competition (some shots below):

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M8 Comp looks much better IMO. I'd pare down the options and buy the M8 comp same price as the M8 in the OP thread
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      09-27-2019, 05:56 PM   #27
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Except the 8 is actually smaller than the 6. Thanks for playing, though.

P.S. if you're going to just regurgitate negatives you read somewhere else so you sound informed, at least make sure they're accurate.
The M8 Coupe is shorter yes, 2827mm wheelbase vs the old 2851mm and 4876mm length vs 4898mm.

Curiously though, the Gran Coupe used to have the same wheelbase as the F10 5 series, but the new 8 GC has a 3023mm wheelbase (vs the F90 M5 at 2982mm which makes it closer to a 7 short wheelbase I think, perhaps this is why the SWB G11 7 isn't available in the states?
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      09-27-2019, 05:59 PM   #28
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I dont mean to support him, because that joke is aweful, but you hit something that irks me a lot about the 8. It's not as roomy as an S Coupe, so it cant compete with that, but it's also nowhere near the sportscar that the 911 is. So basically you have a smaller 6 series with a little bit better driving dynamics but its back seats are a joke. It's neither here, not there, so... unless you fall for its looks, arent you gonna go for the more luxurious S or the sportier 911, depending on your tastes?

But i digress.
I wish my M6 had about 1 or 2" extra in the wheelbase. Referencing my post above, I do think the M8 Coupe would be a better car for me if it had about a 2900mm wheelbase to make it a real 4 seater.
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The new 6 looks nice
that was so funny i fell off my dinosaur
Still true though.
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      09-27-2019, 08:21 PM   #30
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160k
Exactly....
there is always the M8Comp GC . hmmm 200k ?
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      09-27-2019, 08:39 PM   #31
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Just got bigger and changed the badge from 6 -> 8
Except the 8 is actually smaller than the 6. Thanks for playing, though.

P.S. if you're going to just regurgitate negatives you read somewhere else so you sound informed, at least make sure they're accurate.
Smaller than the last F12 (2850mm) but bigger than the old E64 (2781mm) seems they pretty much split the difference for this new 6 (2821mm). BMW Marketing strikes again. Thanks for playing.
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Smaller than the last F12 (2850mm) but bigger than the old E64 (2781mm) seems they pretty much split the difference for this new 6 (2821mm). BMW Marketing strikes again. Thanks for playing.
Riiiiiight, because the original 6 is the one he was referring to. Not the one from 2018, the one from 30 years ago. 🙄 GTFO with that BS.
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160k
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there is always the M8Comp GC . hmmm 200k ?
Hmmmm, I can't drive a long ship
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Yeah looks great.

For a maximum 110k.

No way in hell is this vehicle worth paying 160k for it
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I dont mean to support him, because that joke is aweful, but you hit something that irks me a lot about the 8. It's not as roomy as an S Coupe, so it cant compete with that, but it's also nowhere near the sportscar that the 911 is. So basically you have a smaller 6 series with a little bit better driving dynamics but its back seats are a joke. It's neither here, not there, so... unless you fall for its looks, arent you gonna go for the more luxurious S or the sportier 911, depending on your tastes?

But i digress.
I think that it has a place in the market for that very reason. Not everybody wants something as low, stiff, and cramped as a 911. And the S coupe is on the complete other end of the spectrum; too large and fluffy, and neither the exterior nor interior look sporty.

This car aims to strike a balance between the two extremes. Unfortunately, the steering sucks nuts. I drove it at a local BMW event and [like nearly every BMW] the powertrain is killer, the styling is beautiful, the ride/handling balance is on the sporty side, but the steering is feather light.
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This is a very special car. Not a fan of convertibles - yet this vehicle stands on its own.
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there is always the M8Comp GC . hmmm 200k ?
8GC is cheaper than the 2 door variants across the board. Even the 6GC was priced between the coupe and Convertible.
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The chrome outline emphasizes the mammoth kidney grille. Not a fan, certainty for an M car. The M8C is the one to have between the two, no question.
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there is always the M8Comp GC . hmmm 200k ?
8GC is cheaper than the 2 door variants across the board. Even the 6GC was priced between the coupe and Convertible.
8gc cheaper than 8er
5er has in the past been cheaper than 6er
3 series cheaper than 4er


Sedans are cheaper because BMW traditionally has charged more for fewer doors as they feel that the coupe styling is worth more.

This extends right into the X lineup where you pay more for the swoopier styled and less practical X2, X4 , X6 than the X1, X3, and X5 respectively.
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Who is spending 160k on this ?

Pretty much anyone who orders a M8 comp. my coupe has a MSRP of just over $170k. Look at the prices of the S63 coupe/vert which are more like $160/180k to start and you know. Add BMW service, a very reliable daily driver (compared to say Aston Martin...) and you know. My M6 never gave me a single issue in 50000miles.

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Extended traffic jam assistant alone for $1700?
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