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      12-19-2018, 10:33 AM   #1
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Carfection BMW M850i & 840d Road Review by Henry Catchpole

Henry Catchpole reviews the NEW BMW 8 Series, in M850i and 840d version, on road. Is the car worth £100K?

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      12-19-2018, 11:05 AM   #2
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Sounds like an average car based on his assessment.
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We must have been listening to two different videos then
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LOL Catchpole

But seriously, car seems purposely meh so that the M8 will sell better. I hope that's the case.
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Sounds like an average car based on his assessment.
We must have been listening to two different videos then
I guess so, because he did not seem overly enthused about the car.
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Henry Catchpole makes a review of a mediocre car enjoyable to watch. One of the most insightful, articulate, and refreshingly down to earth car reviewers out there today. No gratuitous showmanship or arrogance either.
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Henry Catchpole makes a review of a mediocre car enjoyable to watch. One of the most insightful, articulate, and refreshingly down to earth car reviewers out there today. No gratuitous showmanship or arrogance either.
i agree but the smile on his face said it all he truly loved DRIVING the car. i think is only real complaint
was the phony exhaust, price and rear comfort. One thing these reviewers are telling me is to wait on Gran Coupe.
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That was a good review, very likeable chap
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Would this be more like a 5 series or 7 series?
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He absolutely nailed it on the interior. There's nothing "expensive" about the interior like there would be in a high end car. You don't get that "wow" feeling when you sit in the car. It's just a newer 6 series with the predictable BMW interior materials.

I can't speak for the actual driving dynamics of the car because I haven't had the chance to drive it just yet but the reviews seem to praise the actual drive of the car. Although reviews still say that the steering is numb but direct.
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He absolutely nailed it on the interior. There's nothing "expensive" about the interior like there would be in a high end car. You don't get that "wow" feeling when you sit in the car. It's just a newer 6 series with the predictable BMW interior materials.

I can't speak for the actual driving dynamics of the car because I haven't had the chance to drive it just yet but the reviews seem to praise the actual drive of the car. Although reviews still say that the steering is numb but direct.
I feel like BMW lately has been putting themself into a tight spot. They want to compete with the likes of Audi & Merc in terms of luxury but still be sporty at the same time. From the video I can tell it's good quality but the sporty atmosphere the interior is trying to convey is just ehh.
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I finally saw one in the flesh today in the showroom....meh. My first impressions of the images was Mustang. After seeing it in person, I now think of a Mustang GT. Maybe a very well appointed one, but still it comes to mind. I'm sure it's a very well sorted car, but it hasn't exactly received rave reviews...mostly above average.

My money would go to a decent Porsche 992 C2S...yes, probably $10k more...but worth it.
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Sounds like an average car based on his assessment.
The guy likes Porsches, what do you expect
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I feel like BMW lately has been putting themself into a tight spot. They want to compete with the likes of Audi & Merc in terms of luxury but still be sporty at the same time. From the video I can tell it's good quality but the sporty atmosphere the interior is trying to convey is just ehh.
That's why they have 97 different cars available
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I feel like BMW lately has been putting themself into a tight spot. They want to compete with the likes of Audi & Merc in terms of luxury but still be sporty at the same time. From the video I can tell it's good quality but the sporty atmosphere the interior is trying to convey is just ehh.
That's why they have 97 different cars available
None of it has a wow factor though. Especially 4 series and down & X4 and down, their literally all the same
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None of it has a wow factor though. Especially 4 series and down & X4 and down, their literally all the same
The M140i and M2 are unique I think. My M6 with the DCT has much more of a wow factor to me than the F90 M5 or the M850i but we'll see what the M8 brings.
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None of it has a wow factor though. Especially 4 series and down & X4 and down, their literally all the same
The M140i and M2 are unique I think. My M6 with the DCT has much more of a wow factor to me than the F90 M5 or the M850i but we'll see what the M8 brings.
The interior design of all BMWs is similar and it is only the quality of materials used that differentiate them. It seems this trend will continue with the new design language.
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None of it has a wow factor though. Especially 4 series and down & X4 and down, their literally all the same
“Literally”, are they?

Kwality commentary, there
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