RE: New BMW M8 details revealed

RE: New BMW M8 details revealed

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mylesmcd

2,082 posts

165 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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needs the V12,

Thread closed.

steve1386

55 posts

118 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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Hard to see the point of this in the real world, apart from the willy wavers that will want to say they have the "M8".

I imagine it will have a considerable cost hike over the M850i, for little gain out on every day roads, and for most of the time will be the better car in terms of an all-rounder e.g. comfort / quietness etc.

The point of the M3/4/5 is that they offer so much more in terms of performance vs. other models in their series (in this country at least), but I can't see the benefit of the M8 justifying it's premium.

spookly

2,253 posts

41 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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So..... a Gran Coupe?? Is that a 3 door hatchback?

Robert-nszl1

382 posts

34 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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It doesn't look quite as ugly as the Z4 on the other thread, but the BMW front grill is now just comically awful, and the back looks like someone drove into it. It's probably very accomplished, but I'd imagine the depreciation will be as rapid as the 0-60...I can't really think who this is aimed at either. If you have that sort of money, I'd have thought you'd almost certainly stretch up to a Conti GT, or Aston, even if they were slightly used

hondansx

3,532 posts

171 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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This is just an M6, with the marketing guys trying to get us excited with the old 8 series name.

Who would really buy one over a new, upcoming 911? You'd have to be brave.

nicholasm

140 posts

131 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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Jonny TVR said:
They are awesome .. my f90 m5 is. I was sceptical about the 4WD but my god in typical English weather it plants the power to the road giving you ability to use all that power unlike my similarly powerful RWD 599 Ferrari
Stop showing off in front of your friends.

(Nice garage) biggrin

E65Ross

23,179 posts

158 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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AdamD said:
Mr Whippy said:
When everything is made into an M, and M has no meaning.
Except somewhat ironically their two seater sports car...
Yeah I know what you mean. BMW M has their history with 2 seater sports cars, and absolutely no history with larger cars (like the M3, M5, M6).

E65Ross

23,179 posts

158 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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GranCab said:
Another 2 tonne fast pudding from BMW ..... rolleyes
Yep, a 2 tonne GT car to (try) to compete with rivals like the S63 AMG.

Big, powerful version of big GT car is heavy shocker.

iphonedyou

7,577 posts

103 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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Anybody else read the RE: comments solely for the bullst bingo you can play in the comments below with everyone hating every car ever reported on?

Mastodon2

12,877 posts

111 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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Awesome, but the marketing is pure toss. This won't be an even vaguely pure driving experience - the whole point of these mega cruisers is to make a super comfortable, powerful car for long distance driving. Even if virtually no one buying them does any significant distances in them.

Of course, the luxuries add weight and the size of these sort of cars has ballooned and all that takes away from the "pure" experience. Now I'll freely admit, I think this sort of car is awesome and if I was a lottery winner I'd have something like this in my garage, but if I wanted a thrilling and "pure" drive for an evening on the empty roads of Northumberland I'd walk past my two tonne V8 luxury cruiser and get into my Radical RXC.

832ark

848 posts

102 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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PH said:
There's never been a Motorsport Division BMW 8 Series - the 850 CSI was as close as the E31 generation ever got -
The 850CSI has a WBS chassis number which IS a BMW M chassis number rather than a regular BMW AG one. A Motorsport Division 8 series is EXACTLY what an 850CSI is.

Oily76

93 posts

57 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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iphonedyou said:
Anybody else read the RE: comments solely for the bullst bingo you can play in the comments below with everyone hating every car ever reported on?
Yep! Read the article, look at the photos, think 'wow, that looks great' then read the comments and surprise surprise no, apparently it's sh*t.

skylarking808

260 posts

32 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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I will take the one with the stickers on thanks wink

rare6499

285 posts

85 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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Difficult to tell but the rear bumper looks like it might have fixed the awful stock one, transforming the rear of the car...looks nice this.

JohnGoodridge

521 posts

141 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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mylesmcd said:
needs the V12,

Thread closed.
yes

Missed opportunity for a true flagship. N74 > S74 with pumped up the turbos to give about 800hp. That would be awesome, if enormously hefty. This spec makes it more like an M5 coupe, nice, but not really very interesting.

GT119

846 posts

118 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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When I woke up this morning, surprisingly, the sun rose in the east.
Did anyone really expect this car to be anything other than a very expensive/fast/comfortable/heavy flagship BMW aimed at wealthy (Chinese or American) buyers.
If so, my guess is I could count on one hand how many of those people would be in the target buyer pool.

CP12

3,154 posts

38 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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iphonedyou said:
Anybody else read the RE: comments solely for the bullst bingo you can play in the comments below with everyone hating every car ever reported on?
Only reason I read the comments, full of people who will say how crap XXX new car will be then jump into there Peugeot 206 to go to the shops...

Lozw86

603 posts

78 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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JohnGoodridge said:
yes

Missed opportunity for a true flagship. N74 > S74 with pumped up the turbos to give about 800hp. That would be awesome, if enormously hefty. This spec makes it more like an M5 coupe, nice, but not really very interesting.
800hp?

Why would they do that?

Which of their competitors are doing it?

0.1% of BMW drivers might buy it


TwinExit

428 posts

38 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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steve1386 said:
Hard to see the point of this in the real world, apart from the willy wavers that will want to say they have the "M8".

I imagine it will have a considerable cost hike over the M850i, for little gain out on every day roads, and for most of the time will be the better car in terms of an all-rounder e.g. comfort / quietness etc.

The point of the M3/4/5 is that they offer so much more in terms of performance vs. other models in their series (in this country at least), but I can't see the benefit of the M8 justifying it's premium.
It's called the "upgrade path".

The M8 is another step in that BMW ladder.

9 series and the M9 to follow...



Charlie Michael

2,740 posts

130 months

Friday 9th November 2018
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Oily76 said:
iphonedyou said:
Anybody else read the RE: comments solely for the bullst bingo you can play in the comments below with everyone hating every car ever reported on?
Yep! Read the article, look at the photos, think 'wow, that looks great' then read the comments and surprise surprise no, apparently it's sh*t.
Not just me then - bet most of the moaners aren't in a position to buy one new anyway. So why moan?

If you don't like it then fine, but unless you are a potential customer, BMW just don't care about your opinion.