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      09-11-2020, 01:48 PM   #1
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what a gorgeous car in this color!
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The coupe looks better, but I have to admit the GC still does a good job aesthetically
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watched this, this morning. I love these cars.
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Lol I can watch Matt review pretty much any car and love the review. He's that awesome.
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M8 Gran Coupe review

Here's my review on Sportscar365.com if you want to check it out:
https://sportscar365.com/autos/test-...on-gran-coupe/
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Carwow has become (since a while) a reference for me when checking out any car review. I find his reviews fair and unbiased and he points out relevant details for any type of potential car buyer.
M8 looks amazing and yes THE 8 is allround a very attractive car. Whereas with the F06 model I did prefer the Grand Coupé, this time around with the 8 I do prefer the "shorter" version.
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I hate its looks (especially in that joke of a color) but you can't argue with its performance. This car goes !
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I hate its looks (especially in that joke of a color) but you can't argue with its performance. This car goes !
It certainly goes... and far more so with a simple piggyback (0-60 in 2.5s being one such result).

I wasn't a fan of the looks until I mocked up my own mods in Photoshop and sold myself on the car. I've posted these A LOT but I'll post them again here since I can't understand how any car lover could 'hate' how this looks with just springs, spacers and wider tires. Of course, looks are entirely subjective and I was not a fan of the stock look either... this is how it should look from the factory in my opinion.
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Well damn! Matt recommended to "avoid" it. I think the M8's price tag got to him
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Well damn! Matt recommended to "avoid" it. I think the M8's price tag got to him
I have more context here than most and agree with Matt on numerous points. Take UK road suitability--it just doesn't work in England. Our village roads were built in some cases, 400+ years ago and can't be expanded because of these annoying little things called houses. The car's too wide and too long if you live in the UK countryside or want to frequent it.

The way BMW sells the 'options' in the UK is the *THE* definition of nickle-and-diming. Here in the States, it's a few packages and you're done. So yet again, I agree with Matt but that's a 'market' issue, not a product.

On the suspension: I thought it was stiff, too, when I first drove the Comp. Then I let 7psi of air out of my (new Michelin) tires (down to 33 psi at ambient 50f) and it made all the difference. The car wanted 40psi square--WTF... concrete!

On the M850 being the great all-rounder... I'd probably agree and I only say probably because I don't have enough wheel-time with one. However, I genuinely use the 'M' functionality and wouldn't give up the driving pleasure I derive from it (both road and track) and its configurability given the choice.

For someone new to the brand, I suspect the M850 would check all the boxes without any argument.
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Well damn! Matt recommended to "avoid" it. I think the M8's price tag got to him
I have more context here than most and agree with Matt on numerous points. Take UK road suitability--it just doesn't work in England. Our village roads were built in some cases, 400+ years ago and can't be expanded because of these annoying little things called houses. The car's too wide and too long if you live in the UK countryside or want to frequent it.

The way BMW sells the 'options' in the UK is the *THE* definition of nickle-and-diming. Here in the States, it's a few packages and you're done. So yet again, I agree with Matt but that's a 'market' issue, not a product.

On the suspension: I thought it was stiff, too, when I first drove the Comp. Then I let 7psi of air out of my (new Michelin) tires (down to 33 psi at ambient 50f) and it made all the difference. The car wanted 40psi square--WTF... concrete!

On the M850 being the great all-rounder... I'd probably agree and I only say probably because I don't have enough wheel-time with one. However, I genuinely use the 'M' functionality and wouldn't give up the driving pleasure I derive from it (both road and track) and its configurability given the choice.

For someone new to the brand, I suspect the M850 would check all the boxes without any argument.
Yea I can barely wait to take delivery of mine (build week 40). Matt's "avoid" recommendation didn't change my impression of the car one bit.

What's interesting is how many comments on YouTube that said now they know they want the M8 after watching the CarWow review even though he said avoid.

And yea the M850 is a beast in its own rights, but I need that extra .5sec push
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I hate its looks (especially in that joke of a color) but you can't argue with its performance. This car goes !
Just spoke with an M8 and it hates the way you look too.
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I would agree stick with 850 if I want 4 door I don't want that hard to start with...
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Just spoke with an M8 and it hates the way you look too.
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It certainly goes... and far more so with a simple piggyback (0-60 in 2.5s being one such result).

I wasn't a fan of the looks until I mocked up my own mods in Photoshop and sold myself on the car. I've posted these A LOT but I'll post them again here since I can't understand how any car lover could 'hate' how this looks with just springs, spacers and wider tires. Of course, looks are entirely subjective and I was not a fan of the stock look either... this is how it should look from the factory in my opinion.
Love. What color?
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It certainly goes... and far more so with a simple piggyback (0-60 in 2.5s being one such result).

I wasn't a fan of the looks until I mocked up my own mods in Photoshop and sold myself on the car. I've posted these A LOT but I'll post them again here since I can't understand how any car lover could 'hate' how this looks with just springs, spacers and wider tires. Of course, looks are entirely subjective and I was not a fan of the stock look either... this is how it should look from the factory in my opinion.
Love. What color?
// deleted since I was an idiot

It's frozen dark silver.
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I hate its looks (especially in that joke of a color) but you can't argue with its performance. This car goes !
Just spoke with an M8 and it hates the way you look too.
Hahahahha.

To each their own.
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Grills are still strange to me, I prefer F-gen grills or G-gen 5 series grills, 8 series coupe proportions are perfect, whereas the 8 GC is a bit odd towards the back... Stunning car nonetheless, but looks are not for me I guess; though can't argue against that performance
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