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      01-25-2020, 03:21 AM   #23
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Is your house one of eight?🙂
Hmmm just ordered six of these. I hope they accept monopoly money.
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I'm just imagining that people will try to flip these for a profit. Get ready for attempts at $250k resales with 1000mi on the clock 😂
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I'm just imagining that people will try to flip these for a profit. Get ready for attempts at $250k resales with 1000mi on the clock 😂
That happened with one of the new Ferrari's years ago at a dealer in Greenwich Ct.

Then they change the policy to lease only.
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BMW M8 Gran Coupe "First Edition" Customer Pre-Order Program to launch on February 18th.

In celebration of the Launch of the M8 Gran Coupe, BMW will be facilitating a pre-order program of 49 units of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe "First Edition". Similar to X7 and M5 35 Jahre, the pre-order program will run on bmwusa.com. It will open on February 18th and is first-come, first-served!

https://www.bmwusa.com/limited-editi...t-edition.html
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I'm just imagining that people will try to flip these for a profit. Get ready for attempts at $250k resales with 1000mi on the clock 😂
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BMW M8 Gran Coupe "First Edition" Customer Pre-Order Program to launch on February 18th.

In celebration of the Launch of the M8 Gran Coupe, BMW will be facilitating a pre-order program of 49 units of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe "First Edition". Similar to X7 and M5 35 Jahre, the pre-order program will run on bmwusa.com. It will open on February 18th and is first-come, first-served!

https://www.bmwusa.com/limited-editi...t-edition.html
February 18th... This is ridiculous...

Why can't I place my order now...
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Not at all impressed. Silly price for what is just more of the same. I mean the steering wheel, dash display, and electronic gauge pod is identical to that on a pedestrian three series.

It's the same engine, same transmission, the same wheels, brakes, tranny... just wrapped up into a slightly different (bloated) new package.

What dumb dumb is going to pay 200k for this?

This is nothing more than a marketing ploy... one of eight.... COME ON.
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Yea ill just sell my house so I can buy one of these.
Would be a comfortable and fast house!
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      01-25-2020, 04:26 PM   #28
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Not at all impressed. Silly price for what is just more of the same. I mean the steering wheel, dash display, and electronic gauge pod is identical to that on a pedestrian three series.

It's the same engine, same transmission, the same wheels, brakes, tranny... just wrapped up into a slightly different (bloated) new package.

What dumb dumb is going to pay 200k for this?

This is nothing more than a marketing ploy... one of eight.... COME ON.
The same asshats that paid for the M6 GC in the special silver color, forgot the code name for that
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Those lights

Is it essentially this car, 1 of 8 in the UK.


Is it just me alone whom always kills the volume on Shmee videos as his voice is annoying?
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Those are not words uttered in combination with BMW, Mercedes or even the majority of Porsche models. In fact, just about any car.

Cars are simply a pleasurable and enjoyable way to waste money
Agreed and hence why I'll stick with my M850i from the car perspective of my vices as I'll take a huge loss on it no questions asked but am enjoying every drive. On the flip side my primary vice is horology (aka watches) and if done right no depreciation and in many cases increase in value.

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Just looked at the site; sure looks like a non-comp. model.

Those will likely be sold at a discount from the "near" get-go like the M5 FE's.
I am with Noushy on the color scheme; it somewhat worked for the prototype but here it feels dated...

The one thing I wish BMW would do for any numbered editions is to actually number the cars like limited art.
No. 23/400, 24/400, etc. That would actually make it a bit more special...
Agreed as checked the website as well and it looks like a non-comp model. In regards to the numbering they should indeed do that as with my primary horology vice (aka watches) everything I have in a "special edition" is uniquely numbered, e.g. #3 of 60.
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I stick to my m5 first edition, at least it has frozen paint
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The same asshats that paid for the M6 GC in the special silver color, forgot the code name for that
And why call people names? Just because they have money and they can choose to buy what they like, and you have to call them names? People like you need to grow up. If a person can afford and he likes it, let him buy it. If I had that money to throw I would consider buying one as well.
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I stick to my m5 first edition, at least it has frozen paint
Stunning!
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Not at all impressed. Silly price for what is just more of the same. I mean the steering wheel, dash display, and electronic gauge pod is identical to that on a pedestrian three series.

It's the same engine, same transmission, the same wheels, brakes, tranny... just wrapped up into a slightly different (bloated) new package.

What dumb dumb is going to pay 200k for this?

This is nothing more than a marketing ploy... one of eight.... COME ON.
I actually think that the central console of the 3 series looks better than this cluster@@@@.

But seriously, is it so hard for carmakers to build a few different steering wheels for the different cars in their range? I cant believe that the steering wheel, our connector to the car, is the same in the 2 series minivan and this halo car. WTF.
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Is it just me alone whom always kills the volume on Shmee videos as his voice is annoying?
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I like the interior color scheme of the 1 of 8 UK version personally... Regardless, gorgeous car...
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Those lights

Is it essentially this car, 1 of 8 in the UK.


Is it just me alone whom always kills the volume on Shmee videos as his voice is annoying?
His voice is definitely an acquired taste but he is always pleasant and not as arrogant outright as some of the other "car-tubers".

He is aging as fast as his cars go it appears however. Either that or time is moving quicker for me, lol...
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The same asshats that paid for the M6 GC in the special silver color, forgot the code name for that
And why call people names? Just because they have money and they can choose to buy what they like, and you have to call them names? People like you need to grow up. If a person can afford and he likes it, let him buy it. If I had that money to throw I would consider buying one as well.
A+ pearl clutching. Sorry but being rich isn't a solid defense against criticism for bad taste and frivolity.
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I'm just imagining that people will try to flip these for a profit. Get ready for attempts at $250k resales with 1000mi on the clock 😂
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I'm just imagining that people will try to flip these for a profit. Get ready for attempts at $250k resales with 1000mi on the clock 😂
That happened with one of the new Ferrari's years ago at a dealer in Greenwich Ct.

Then they change the policy to lease only.
Miller?
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I can't imagine how much these will cost and how much the same Porsche panamera would be cheaper.
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BMW M8 Gran Coupe “First Edition” Customer Pre-Order Program to launch on February 18th.

In celebration of the Launch of the M8 Gran Coupe, BMW will be facilitating a pre-order program of 49 units of the BMW M8 Gran Coupe “First Edition”. Similar to X7 and M5 35 Jahre, the pre-order program will run on bmwusa.com. It will open on February 18th and is first-come, first-served!

https://www.bmwusa.com/limited-editi...t-edition.html
How would this be a special enough to be a collectable car at this price point? For the same money I could probably buy a used exotic. In about 3 years this will be a CPO ride worth 50% and at the 5 year mark would be worth about 25% of msrp. Fancy toy... yes. Special... not so much. I’ll see what my $50k-$100k can buy me on the used market.
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How would this be a special enough to be a collectable car at this price point? For the same money I could probably buy a used exotic. In about 3 years this will be a CPO ride worth 50% and at the 5 year mark would be worth about 25% of msrp. Fancy toy... yes. Special... not so much. I’ll see what my $50k-$100k can buy me on the used market.
It most likely would not be anytime soon, but maybe 20-30 years from now (if they even still sell gasoline lol).
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His voice is definitely an acquired taste but he is always pleasant and not as arrogant outright as some of the other "car-tubers".

He is aging as fast as his cars go it appears however. Either that or time is moving quicker for me, lol...
Agreed on the always pleasant and not as arrogant. Why I appreciate Mat Watson as well vs other "car-tubers".
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Check out this 1 of 8 video of the first edition manufactur individual.
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