RE: New BMW M8 details revealed

RE: New BMW M8 details revealed

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C.MW

166 posts

15 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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The rear looks like someone's crashed into it. Very fussy to say the least. Where is your classic proportion gone bmw...

saxy

179 posts

70 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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BMW the ultimate powerful fat pig of a machine.

I’d take the M5 over this. It’ll be lighter and at least it has an excuse for being heavy for being a good family car.

Or even better, just get a M2.

BFleming

1,380 posts

89 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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The F90 (or 'current') M5 weighs in at 1855kg (the previous F10 was 1945kg).
No official figures on the M8 yet, but the M850i tips the scales at 1890kg. The M550i by comparison is 1810kg. So 80kg on top of the M5 means a likely M8 weight of 1935kg.

NJJ

180 posts

26 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Never mind the car, which has presence I guess, but where were those pictures taken? It looks like the new M6 has been nicked from the factory and driven straight into a poor man's Amazon distribution warehouse awaiting Christmas delivery!

1974foggy

190 posts

90 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Its a bit - "Meh". Id just have a nice M4 .

E65Ross

23,143 posts

158 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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I think it'd help if people judged this car as a super GT car rather than something like a mid-engined supercar.

On an extreme level it's like saying "that Rolls-Royce Wraith is stupid, it needs to be mid-engined"

garypotter

1,024 posts

96 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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I feel BMW has missed a trick as previously mentioned is that a new M6...

kmpowell

1,934 posts

174 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Electronicpants said:
NJJ said:
Wonder how long before we get the M8 Competition?
Well if the M5 is anything to go by, any minuet now. hehe
It's here already... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doJ9bphxxKU

HighwayStar

2,554 posts

90 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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kmpowell said:
Electronicpants said:
NJJ said:
Wonder how long before we get the M8 Competition?
Well if the M5 is anything to go by, any minuet now. hehe
It's here already... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doJ9bphxxKU
Bravo laugh

GhellopeSir

41 posts

26 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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I've always loved the M6, looking forward to buying another one!

WCZ

7,145 posts

140 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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heavy, full of driver aids, rumored to be £120k, looks fairly boring, not actually that powerful in this day and age, etc

no ty

I'd rather have an extra 4hp (604hp) and save £50k and get an e class amg

Vee12V

839 posts

106 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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It's just vulgar. Especially compared to the original 8-series.

Herbs

4,781 posts

175 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Vee12V said:
It's just vulgar. Especially compared to the original 8-series.
Vulgar?

It may be many things, but that isn't something I would level at it to be honest. confused

(except the chintzy gear knob if they decide to keep that)

Oily76

93 posts

57 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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S Class coupe competitor in 'not an Alpine A-110' shock...

Looks good to me, reckon I'll prefer the GC though. Might as well have some practicality with your power and presence, it isn't a Caterham after all.

f1ten

1,860 posts

99 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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I agree with many on here so we really need another S class coupe or Aston db11 contender ?
By virtue of this being quite a busy sector it will depreciate heavily.

It’s also far too heavy and it’s over priced... the 850m or main Petrol mode is 100k base price which is mad.
Having said that a 992 carerra S is basically 110k pretty much base spec. So a gts will no doubt get to 130k whenever it arrives.

I guess it depends if you need rear seats or not but it’s a pretty niche market.


HighwayStar

2,554 posts

90 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Oily76 said:
S Class coupe competitor in 'not an Alpine A-110' shock...

Looks good to me, reckon I'll prefer the GC though. Might as well have some practicality with your power and presence, it isn't a Caterham after all.
Is it an S Class Coupe competitor? It's almost a metre shorter.....

MG7

92 posts

139 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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kmpowell said:
Electronicpants said:
NJJ said:
Wonder how long before we get the M8 Competition?
Well if the M5 is anything to go by, any minuet now. hehe
It's here already... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doJ9bphxxKU
The car in the photos already seems to have 'Competition' badging. The strip under the 'M8' is unreadable but looks the same as that on the M5 and M2 Competition.


E65Ross

23,143 posts

158 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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HighwayStar said:
Oily76 said:
S Class coupe competitor in 'not an Alpine A-110' shock...

Looks good to me, reckon I'll prefer the GC though. Might as well have some practicality with your power and presence, it isn't a Caterham after all.
Is it an S Class Coupe competitor? It's almost a metre shorter.....
A metre? It's about 15cm shorter.

jonah35

3,651 posts

103 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Will drop like a stone

Buy a 66 plate m6 instead and save a hundred grand

jonah35

3,651 posts

103 months

Wednesday 5th December 2018
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Will drop like a stone

Buy a 66 plate m6 instead and save a hundred grand