Originally Posted by Jim W
Pretty decent (yet amateur) pot-shot at BMW. If I had the money, I'd still take a 550i or M5 over a G8.
Don't get me wrong the G8 is still nice, but its not a BMW. The continual comparisions to the German lux sedans and the G8 baffles me.
I definitely would NOT take a 550i over a G8. You say the constant comparison between the G8 and BMWs baffles you. Why? The car, first of all, LOOKS alot like a BMW both outside and inside. The inside of the G8 is a near clone of last gen BMW 5 Series, particularly the dashboard. That starts people comparing. People were comparing the looks of the 300C with BENTLEYS, now THATS a much more unlikely comparison.
So now that the G8 LOOKS very BMW, it also PERFORMS very BMW. In fact, it OUTPERFORMS BMW. At half the price. NO BRAINER. Very obvious to me why they're compared. To me they're equally as luxurious as well. Quality materials, excellent fit and finish, advanced electronics, outstanding chassis, great engines. Whats the G8 lacking? The ridiculous iDrive - and thats OK with me.
I challenge someone to show me something substantive about how the G8 lacks compared to the 5 series. It doesn't have super expensive leather or burled walnut? Pshh..thats cool with me. The 5 series sure as hell doesn't have $25,000 worth of greatness over the G8. And THAT is why I would buy a G8 over a 5 Series.
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