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      06-11-2019, 02:48 AM   #45
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Is see the 8 as a sporty luxury car with not good enough interior design and the S a classic luxury car with inspired design for its intention
I belive few will choose between these and more will go for 8 vs 911 or S vs Bentley continental.
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      06-11-2019, 03:21 AM   #46
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      06-11-2019, 03:32 AM   #47
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Everyone has different taste... for me m8 interior looks like proper car interior, looks very attractive and everything in the right place, but S class interior design raising a question - wtf is going on in that car..., is that a car interior or some contemporary TV stand with attached car steering wheel, oh wait and that 8:3 radio lcd tv makes

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Is see the 8 as a sporty luxury car with not good enough interior design and the S a classic luxury car with inspired design for its intention
I belive few will choose between these and more will go for 8 vs 911 or S vs Bentley continental.
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      06-11-2019, 05:56 AM   #48
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M8 is the clear winner!
Mercedes-AMG are clearly focused on people who are either half dead or can't drive or both....their interiors look like luxurious coffins...⚰️
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      06-11-2019, 06:56 AM   #49
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I think this might be the first M where I prefer the M-performance derivative to the full on M model - at least to look at. I quite like those side carbon vents and the proper quad exhausts but otherwise I think the M850i looks better. Be interesting to drive them back to back and see if the the full-M is worth the extra money.

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      06-11-2019, 08:16 AM   #50
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Is it me or does the M badge on the M8 look out of place? Almost as if an afterthought. M850 badging looks perfect.
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      06-11-2019, 09:01 AM   #51
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8 series including m8 appeals to kid inside you while the S to the grown up. No matter of opinions the fact is that the S has classic lines and the 8 sporty looks. Chances are that people spending over 100 grand on a car are not 18 any more therefore as I mentioned the S 63 has beautiful styling for its intention.
I am not disconsidering the 8. Its a very nice car but design wise... a bit uninspired interior compared with competitors. The 6 was better looking inside to my eyes. Today tough, we are spoiled with choices and I will also choose at my age the 8 but that does not mean I am blinded by BMW to praise their designs when lately they could have done better.
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      06-11-2019, 10:18 AM   #52
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Not sure why you think the 8er interior is for kids. Yes it looks less "luxury", but not childish, immature, boy-racerish or whatever. Rather a tidy (not sure if this is the right word) and clean design with straight lines, not much bling bling. It definitely depends on the preferences.

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      06-11-2019, 11:30 AM   #53
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S63 looks like a boat next to the m8
I believe the m8 is ~400lbs lighter than its competitor. Somehow someone will still say it's heavy
It's 4600 lbs. It is still heavy. It's just not as heavy as it's competition.
4600 lbs? The cars curb weight is 4295.
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      06-11-2019, 01:05 PM   #54
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Actually not a fan of the S Interior anymore. Maybe its me, but the 8 Series looks more professional and clean.
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      06-11-2019, 02:24 PM   #55
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It's 4600 lbs. It is still heavy. It's just not as heavy as it's competition.
no shit and the sky is blue and bmw's are expensive
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      06-11-2019, 04:04 PM   #57
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S63 looks so great on the inside and the front. Too bad about the rear.
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      06-11-2019, 07:20 PM   #58
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First thx for taking the time excellent pics

The 8 and the M8 are pure sex and muscle the exterior styling of both these cars is a step in the right direction
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I am so torn man...... many of you have heard me tear into BMW ref there interiors i have thought long and hard trying to pin point what it is i don't like cause they are very nice interiors..... and i think is it because there bland........... i don't want it to look like every other BMW you know just something special for the supposed KING of BMW.
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Merc has some really nice interiors. I saw an e class wagon with some special 10k interior option that was just stellar. Just don't see that level of "fancy" in the BMWs. But I'd much rather drive a BMW!
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      06-12-2019, 01:34 AM   #60
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Lol that moment when in some angles the 850 looks more ///M than the actual M8.

Proper fail IMO - it needed way more pop to distinguish itself from the 850.
A good example is 650 and M6 , you can tell those two cars apart from miles way but this is just .... bleh
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There's a significant price difference between the Turbo and the M8. No doubt they are NOT competitors. One is a super car/exotic and the other is a luxury sports car. Very different classes.

Both cars look great here, but I'd probably have to test drive both before deciding if I was in the market.
Neither is an exotic. The 911 Turbo is a high performance sports car. My point is that the M8 is being marketed as such, even though its a fast GT. If they marketed this as a GT, no one, including myself would complain about the weight. Just like no one complains about the weight of an AMG or an Aston Martin.
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that's a brain damaged person. it's direct competitor is the s63 coupe.
You mean BMW marketing is brain damaged for calling this a sports car? If so I agree!

This car highlights the biggest problem with BMW today. It has given up trying to compete with Porsche and started competing with Benz. In doing so, it's lost 99% of real enthusiasts in the last decade.
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You mean BMW marketing is brain damaged for calling this a sports car? If so I agree!

This car highlights the biggest problem with BMW today. It has given up trying to compete with Porsche and started competing with Benz. In doing so, it's lost 99% of real enthusiasts in the last decade.
it's always up to the consumer to make their own decisions. if someone is dumb enough to believe it's a sports car that's on them. take the information at hand, do your own research, and make your own conclusion.

the 1% must really be on the forums then huh
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it's always up to the consumer to make their own decisions. if someone is dumb enough to believe it's a sports car that's on them. take the information at hand, do your own research, and make your own conclusion.

the 1% must really be on the forums then huh
A few that are still driving the older, real BMWs are. Not for that much longer would be my prediction.
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      06-13-2019, 03:03 AM   #65
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There's a significant price difference between the Turbo and the M8. No doubt they are NOT competitors. One is a super car/exotic and the other is a luxury sports car. Very different classes.

Both cars look great here, but I'd probably have to test drive both before deciding if I was in the market.
Neither is an exotic. The 911 Turbo is a high performance sports car. My point is that the M8 is being marketed as such, even though its a fast GT. If they marketed this as a GT, no one, including myself would complain about the weight. Just like no one complains about the weight of an AMG or an Aston Martin.
The TTS is a super car. It's built in comparable numbers as a super/exotic, same price range well equipped, and performance is on par or better than most exotics in its price range (570s, 488, huracan, etc). These are the cars the turbo was built to compete with. Not an M8 or an S63.

I agree with your perspective though on why weight and size is an issue here.
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      06-13-2019, 12:30 PM   #66
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Great image gallery!

The M8 fixes the hideous diffuser/exhaust tips of the 850 and now the rear end look much better.

I like both the M8 and the S63; they both have design strengths. The MB greenhouse is definitely better though. More spacious, no B-pillars, airy and luxurious, at least compared to the 850's tight interior.
Sitting in both cars in night/day.

But the S-Coupe was not designed to be a sports car; rather it is a quick cruiser and the interior/seats reflect that.

We are planning to switch to the M8 when our E63s lease is up. Hopefully we will see a CG at that time.

That said I can't see the M8 Comp be a big seller at a $13k markup.
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