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      10-25-2018, 03:27 AM   #1
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M850i reviews are in

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Maybe a bit disappointing hope the M8 is more of a drivers car

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review...ve-2018-review

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/8-...es-2019-review

https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-re...e-2018-review/

https://www.evo.co.uk/news/21868/bmw...pe-and-porsche

https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/bmw/8-series
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Interesting that the steering has little feel because the prototype that car and driver drove was claimed to had good feel.
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Overweight!
It's not a sports car. It's S Class Coupe and Continental competition. It could weigh 7,000 pounds and literally no buyer would care.

If you want a sports car you're so far from the target with this thing.
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To be fair, it is 4,400lbs. Not sure how they're gonna make the M8 any lighter. The M850i is the Aston Martin Vanquish of BMW's. More a status symbol and comfortable GT Touring car than a sports car. The M8 will still bit a smidge faster than the F90 M5 though.
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Overweight!
0-60 in 3.6 seconds and is more than 200lbs lighter than the s63....

please think before you post.
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      10-25-2018, 12:21 PM   #8
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Got to remember this is more geared towards the guys who'll never push this car to its limits. I don't think this was meant to be a drivers car, rather a status symbol car.
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Overweight!
It's not a sports car. It's S Class Coupe and Continental competition. It could weigh 7,000 pounds and literally no buyer would care.

If you want a sports car you're so far from the target with this thing.
I disagree. There are plenty of GT cars out there that can perform while being comfortable to drive. I guess that will be saved for the M8 though.
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0-60 in 3.6 seconds and is more than 200lbs lighter than the s63....

please think before you post.
Kids think 0-60 makes a sports car.

please grow up before you post.
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Kids think 0-60 makes a sports car.

please grow up before you post.
Nobody claimed this was a sports car. It's a full size luxury coupe that's lighter than its competition and smaller than the 6 series coupe it replaces. I didn't buy a 6 series because it was a sports car but because it's a comfortable sporty cruiser & I see the 8 series as a potential replacement for it - the 0-60 time is just a bonus.
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I feel sorry for people who buy BMWs as status symbols
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Kids think 0-60 makes a sports car.

please grow up before you post.
where did i ever say i think this car is a sports car? i responded to a comment saying "overweight". 3.6 seconds for 0-60 and it's 200lbs lighter than the s63 that beat it. so in fact it's not "overweight" in its class at all. there are different issues that make it not an appropriate sports car.

please grow up before you post.
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0-60 in 3.6 seconds and is more than 200lbs lighter than the s63....

please think before you post.
Kids think 0-60 makes a sports car.

please grow up before you post.
The 8 series isn't meant to be a sports car. GT car.
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Nobody claimed this was a sports car.
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where did i ever say i think this car is a sports car?
Apologies. You did not say that. And we agree that the 8 is no sports car.
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Should have made a lighter weight 6 series...
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The M850i looks like an heavy boat and looks bad from all angles...

A total fail for me!
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Should have made a lighter weight 6 series...
I'm a huge fan of the BMW brand, but I just can't understand why they (or anyone else, apparently) can't do what Porsche has done. Consider the 9114S, Porsche's closest performer to the M850. It weighs 1100 pounds less than the BMW. That's a crazy number. Exterior dims are much smaller, but the front seats are only marginally smaller. And both cars' back seats are equally unusable. The only real-life advantage for the M850 is the ability to fit a set of golf clubs in the trunk. Is that really worth another 1100 pounds of weight?

I know it's a first world problem, but I'd kill for the love child of my M4 and my 911!
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Got to remember this is more geared towards the guys who'll never push this car to its limits. I don't think this was meant to be a drivers car, rather a status symbol car.
And a beautiful status symbol at that 😊
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0-60 in 3.6 seconds and is more than 200lbs lighter than the s63....

please think before you post.
Kids think 0-60 makes a sports car.

please grow up before you post.
Nowhere does that post state this person thinks this is a sports car.

Only that it is fast and that it's 200lbs lighter than a competitor.

Why don't you relax...
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Got to remember this is more geared towards the guys who'll never push this car to its limits. I don't think this was meant to be a drivers car, rather a status symbol car.
And a beautiful status symbol at that 😊
Exterior wise most definitely. I feel like interior wise it's pretty boring compared to the interior of the X5
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