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      Yesterday, 11:10 AM   #3103
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I know its sedan vs coupe, but still, photos like these just make the F8X look even better.
Couldn’t agree more stein_325i . The lines on the G8x looks so disproportional when compared to the f8x. Nothing seems to flow correctly. The f8x just has a certain presence when compared to its new sibling.
And its gonna look even worse with a front plate. There is simply too much going on.
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      Yesterday, 11:33 AM   #3104
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And its gonna look even worse with a front plate. There is simply too much going on.




I'm usually not one to complain about front plates as they are required here but they do really just make it a even more messy design.
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      Yesterday, 01:18 PM   #3105
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According to the G8X forums, there are apparently people who have somehow taken delivery and driving before the release. But we still can't get reviews for another two weeks :
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A review would really be nice to see. Why is a simple review of a car that's already at dealerships and having rogue deliveries still a mystery?
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A review would really be nice to see. Why is a simple review of a car that's already at dealerships and having rogue deliveries still a mystery?
The driving experience is just so good that reviewers are having trouble putting it into words. Plus the challenge is to have a review without using the word 'grill'.
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I'm usually not one to complain about front plates as they are required here but they do really just make it a even more messy design.
I'm super terrible at photoshop, but I decided to take a few minute to play with the front end ... like could you have a huge license plate cover that would essentially cover up the horrors:



And as I was struggling with the rubber-band tool I was thinking, "Damn. I just might be BMW designer material!"
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I'm super terrible at photoshop, but I decided to take a few minute to play with the front end ... like could you have a huge license plate cover that would essentially cover up the horrors:



And as I was struggling with the rubber-band tool I was thinking, "Damn. I just might be BMW designer material!"
If you make the grill taller you got an Audi right there!
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Kies is out with a short drive

Not a review... but he does drive it around and talk about it.

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Not a review... but he does drive it around and talk about it.

I can't say I agree much with the design but that's subjective but the G82 looks better than the G80 to me, anyway Tommy's comment is close how I feel about this too, at least from that video

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1. Different is good but different has to be calculated. This one is not
2. Rear diffuser looks terrible
3. Side grills are fake
4. Wheel design looks awful
5. Rear quarter section looks goofy.
6. Sounds great
7. I will miss the carbon strut brace
8. Single piece crank hub!
9. Interior looks just okay
10. Manual transmission kudos!
11. Slow electronic seats...I saw the fast forward there lol.
12. Sleeping man sleeping option is a must!
13. I dig the aluminum trim
14. Seats have no holes. Come on!! lol expandable thigh sections are great.
15. You need a manual in your life
16. Not as fast as stage 1 f80? This makes me happy!!
17. Rev matching rocks. I use it all the time
18. Inside sounds similar to f80. No??
19. No mention of the heavy weight??
20. Floating rear caliper is made because of no manual handbrake. But Porsche figured it out so not sure why BmW cannot
21. Manual is the way to go!
22. $77k gets you lots of other cars...juuuuuuuust saying
I don't think it sounds particularly good or impressive either as it feels somewhat tame to my MPE but audio from videos is hard to gauge correctly a lot of the time and I really don't care as much as him that it's coming in Manual cause I'd get a Competition if anything which has a stupid ZF.
I'm over the crankhub worry but a single piece is a nice peace of mind if you're going to go ham with tuning I guess, but now that BMW seems to hate it even more I'm not sure how easy that'll be.

And that he said it feels more like a .5ish stage F80 and not fully stage 1 is to be expected with weight to power ration as well I guess.

I need to see someone drive it hard and not spend 80% of it talking about exterior and interior which is not flattering to me at all.
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I don't think BMW wants any reviews of this thing
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I don't think BMW wants any reviews of this thing
Agreed! COVID didn't stop the M2 CS and other models from being reviewed so I can't think of another genuine reason.
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Not a review... but he does drive it around and talk about it.

So it's good at things I don't care about like infotainment gesture controls and long road trips. He didn't sound overly excited about it, more like let's not piss off our hosts.
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So it's good at things I don't care about like infotainment gesture controls and long road trips. He didn't sound overly excited about it, more like let's not piss off our hosts.
You got that vibe too, right? Like it seemed like he was going to say ďummmmm... itís ok...Ē but instead of itís ok, he said, this makes me miss a manual. Shoot, thatís a comment you can say by driving any manual vehicle if All you own is an auto. Thatís the difference of a car that has to GROW ON YOU and a car that you are genuinely excited to drive and possibly own. Think all the glowing C8 reviews when they first were previewed.
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It's as though he had a gun to his head to make it a point to talk about how progressive the grill is, the "real" diffuser that is a million times better but has these weird square cutouts. He knows what a real diffuser is, that's not a real diffuser. Who cares about smoked reflectors, really that's what blew your hair back about this car?

Mr AMG did the same thing, kept talking about how it harped back to the CSL. No it doesn't it does not have the purpose of the CSL, so BMW stop the using social media to convince us. Even the people you are "using" to convince us aren't convinced. I don't remember reading a story in Car and Driver about the radio in the CSL when I was a kid. Because who cares about the dam radio look at the car!

///Marketing is trying to brainwash car enthusiasts, at least that how I feel. I just don't like the car, and I'm REALLY trying to. Every time I try I see another review it's either reading from the same marketing narrative or has zero true passion. Yea is F8x 1.5, that says it all. At least you can make gestures at the infotainment system while drifting though a corner yelling like a loon trying to peg the drift meter. Yeah thanks BMW, that's what he boldness I was looking for in my next car. At the end of the day at least it comes in a stick, I'll give them that!

I'll give it a chance to see what it's about and go find one to drive, if the dealership doesn't have it hidden behind velvet ropes and the excuses. I know it won't be pretty, but hopefully it drives better then it looks.

Speaking of looks anyone see the thread in the G80 forum in which a G80 is parked next to a members F82? The entire thread past that picture is mostly about the F82 😂
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Speaking of looks anyone see the thread in the G80 forum in which a G80 is parked next to a members F82? The entire thread past that picture is mostly about the F82 😂
They should all be banned

Itís kinda funny really, but that G8X color is garbage too and not really helping it.
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Agreed! COVID didn't stop the M2 CS and other models from being reviewed so I can't think of another genuine reason.
To be fair, the M2cs was launched in November 2019, over a full year ahead of the G8X, and we haven't seen many reviews until this summer. BMW seems slow to put their cars in the hands of journalists in general.
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Nothing in the segment? Giulia QV? RS5? Porsche 911 (i dont know the prices in your country)
Even the new C63 will be better in design. Despite is 2.0l hybrid...
No way I’d get an Alfa or Audi, I only drive manuals so those along with MB are out. A standard 911 is way too much for what you get compared to an M4, and honestly I only like the Porsche GT cars. Thanks for the suggestions though!
100% on board with this sentiment.
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Not a review... but he does drive it around and talk about it.

I watched the video and itís painful to look at this car in white as it really makes it look that much worse.

Honestly I canít even find 1 exterior design element from G8x that I prefer over F8x.
- Front is a disaster
- Hood a disaster
- Side character line gone
- Hoffmeister kink gone
- Fake side vents
- Huge wheel gap with less aggressive stance
- Huge overhangs especially rear
- Rear tailights are meh and very derivative. I wish they used the unique OLED tails from M4cs
- The black rear diffuser is grotesque and looks like an Ebay special especially in that gloss black finish.

I did find one element I prefer actually- the exhaust tips are nicely done, good size and proportional to overall car. The F8x ones were too small as they had to leave room for Mperf upgrade. I also like the headlights.
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There seems to be a M3 6 speed local to me, so I will see if I can drive it.

I will say I am impressed with the numbers on the tuned S58s. The chassis and "experience" is what I'm curious about. Other than the design, hopefully this is a only BMW marketing disaster.
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Honestly I canít even find 1 exterior design element from G8x that I prefer over F8x.
Maybe the wider wheels with their ability to fit wider rubber. But that's just another attribute that contributes to the car's weight gain. Besides the obvious aesthetics, the added claimed curb weight is the biggest downfall for me. I mean, the F8x grew in size over the E9x but it managed to trim a few pounds via engineering ingenuity. Not so anymore. I beat a dead horse here but whatever. It needs to be reiterated.
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Honestly I can’t even find 1 exterior design element from G8x that I prefer over F8x.
Maybe the wider wheels with their ability to fit wider rubber. But that's just another attribute that contributes to the car's weight gain. Besides the obvious aesthetics, the added claimed curb weight is the biggest downfall for me. I mean, the F8x grew in size over the E9x but it managed to trim a few pounds via engineering ingenuity. Not so anymore. I beat a dead horse here but whatever. It needs to be reiterated.
size and weight ... this is not m3 anymore
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