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      10-02-2019, 12:17 PM   #1
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8 series convertible version kills the sleekness of the coupe

I saw both in my neighborhood and the coupe looks so much better from the back due to how the roof flows into the back. The convertible version makes it look too squarish from the back
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For this series, the coupe is the best of the trio in terms of look and presence
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I agree the fastback look is much needed. I understand the convertible but too many compromises, the worse is the cowl shake and flex over the coupe.

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I've got the coupe, but I'd still take the convertible it still looks great, but no need as we have the JCW in convertible.
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I agree the fastback look is much needed. I understand the convertible but too many compromises, the worse is the cowl shake and flex over the coupe.

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What do you mean cowl shake and flex?
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I agree the fastback look is much needed. I understand the convertible but too many compromises, the worse is the cowl shake and flex over the coupe.

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What do you mean cowl shake and flex?
The loss of rigidity due to lack of roof causes the chassis to flex and twist. When crossing railroad tracks you feel it as vibrations and flexing think of it as a twisting motion front to back. All convertibles have it, but shorter vehicles like a boxster or 911 are much better plus they are built from the ground up as a roofless design. The M6 had it especially after I went from the coupe. It also rattled more and the dash had lots of squeaks over time. It's the trade off for a roofless vehicle.

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