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      08-23-2019, 07:40 PM   #1
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M8 Competition Convertible at BMW Club - Monterey Car Week

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I went to the BMW Club/Test Drive event during Monterey Car Week last week. Caught a few snaps of the M8 Competition convertible that they had on display.
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Gorgeous car.
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Here are a few more photos and an under the hood shot!
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Thanks for posting.
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I could never understand how such a massive car could have such a useless back seat. The 3 and 4 series convertibles of the past even had usable back seats. For some reason the 6 series and now this new 8 (which let's be realistic about is just the new 6) continues the same tradition. I hope this new one drives better than the last also. The old F13 M6 convertible was a decent touring car but one of the worst drivers cars I had ever experienced. Hopefully it mirrors the F90 M5s driving dynamics because that thing is just blissful.
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Nice car. I do not like convertibles tho. At all! Only way I would drive one is if a hottie was in passenger seat. I'll take an M 8 Coupe in Alpine White please. .
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Gorgeous car, terrible color combo! Seriously who thought Orange on Black/Yellow looked good together?!?
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I could never understand how such a massive car could have such a useless back seat. The 3 and 4 series convertibles of the past even had usable back seats. For some reason the 6 series and now this new 8 (which let's be realistic about is just the new 6) continues the same tradition. I hope this new one drives better than the last also. The old F13 M6 convertible was a decent touring car but one of the worst drivers cars I had ever experienced. Hopefully it mirrors the F90 M5s driving dynamics because that thing is just blissful.
It'll likely still be more of a GT car, especially considering how heavy it will be.
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that's a good looking sled! said it before and ill say it again, would love to cruise this beast up the HWY 1
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The previous gen 6-series was such a beautifully timeless design. I'm still not convinced that the 8 is any sort of improvement. Granted, what I'm saying is completely subjective, but from what I've gathered reading forums and attending various launch events, I may be in the majority.
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That gear selector!
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I'd trash it like a cheap rental on the track
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The evening photos look much better. Nice car.
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I like the design of the car. Looking forward to see other colors.
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Gorgeous car, terrible color combo! Seriously who thought Orange on Black/Yellow looked good together?!?


It is the yellow-brown part that makes it look bad, but if the owner likes this color combination and probably don't care about good color combinations based on the general taste, then good for him as the most important is his view and what he values .

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I could never understand how such a massive car could have such a useless back seat. The 3 and 4 series convertibles of the past even had usable back seats. For some reason the 6 series and now this new 8 (which let's be realistic about is just the new 6) continues the same tradition. I hope this new one drives better than the last also. The old F13 M6 convertible was a decent touring car but one of the worst drivers cars I had ever experienced. Hopefully it mirrors the F90 M5s driving dynamics because that thing is just blissful.
I don't get it too how some luxury car manufacturers made and still make higher end 2 door 4 seater coupes that are as long as full size sedans but they have nearly useless rear seats that can hardly afford 2 average-sized adults.
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Gorgeous car.
Except for that rear end. Ugh
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Doesn't look $170K
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The previous gen 6-series was such a beautifully timeless design. I'm still not convinced that the 8 is any sort of improvement. Granted, what I'm saying is completely subjective, but from what I've gathered reading forums and attending various launch events, I may be in the majority.
Color and the way pictures were taken have a significant effect on the perception of how something is. That colour combination of orange exterior, black with yellow-brown parts interior and yellow calipers on a convertible with the roof down looks bad (not my taste). I see the current boxy, sharped-line design more of a change rather than an improvement from the 6 series, and it suits the 2 door coupe well but the curvy 6 series design suits the 4 door version better, and I agree that the F06, F12 and F13 are among the best ever looking BMWs so far (if not the best). Initially, I was not that impressed with looks of the 8 series, but with time, I saw what makes it desirable for a sports coupe in terms of looks - the sharp lines and squarish design, but for the 2 door coupe only, that too the one with a solid roof, so no cabriolet . I am not too keen on those fake rear vents though; why put fake air vents when they could have included real ones .

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Beautiful car including the colour.
One major reservation though: not too keen on the deeply sculpted/overdone rear end. I would much prefer to see more of a simple & streamlined elegance there.
In addition, that model also shows to me that BMW is having a continuing difficulty in an aesthetically pleasing placement, size and design of the rear deck spoiler.
One more nit picking observation: I feel red brake calipers would harmonize better with that particular body colour. In a pinch, even black calipers would work better than the yellow ones, as at least they would not clash with that orange colour.

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Doesn't look $170K
Agreed! And for being a comp pack, couldn't have BMW picked out better wheels??? No thought process there!
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