I like the design of this 8 GC series.

May 01, 2022,18:32 PM

A beautiful car, possibly the most beautiful of all four seater coupés.
An 850i is plenty of umph .

There is no journey too long in this car.
Enjoy your trip!

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10 months into it. Greta would hate me. But hey .... quite like the M850i Grand Coupe, particularly for my 444km drives to Frankfurt and back.

 By: HSTE : May 1st, 2022-16:42
Next 10 days, I will drive to Frankfurt .... and back, to Geneva ... and back and ... to Frankfurt and back. So ca. 2500km. Good car for this kind of drives. Cheers, HSTE ...  

This one....

 By: InHavenPro : May 1st, 2022-17:11
is actually one of the few in the current (massive) BMW line-up that I actually like. It is also helped considerably by the fact that you optioned it in the most desirable exterior-interior color combination possible . Great shot, happy & safe travels... 

I like that caramel interior too!

 By: patrick_y : May 1st, 2022-17:57
I'd probably specify a dark blue exterior and a caramel interior. Since in the USA, you're probably not able to specify green unless you do a custom build at the factory. What a machine! I miss my V8 5 series now! I had a 545i BMW that I enjoyed immensely... 


 By: InHavenPro : May 1st, 2022-18:14
I drove a mid 2010s 545i and it felt absolutely excellent for that type of luxury sedan package - even better than I had anticipated. With that said, my all-time favorite BMW still remains the E90 M3 (NA V8) which I had for the introductory 2008 MY, custo... 

Mid 2010s 545i?

 By: patrick_y : May 1st, 2022-20:54
Was this Mid 2010s BMW 545i in the European market? In USA they had a 550i and a 535i in mid 2010s. Both being great cars. But the 50i engine at the time wasn't a very reliable engine unfortunately, but great linear power delivery. The 35i was a bit bette... 

You're correct,

 By: InHavenPro : May 1st, 2022-21:03
it must have been the 550i trim. I've simply forgotten as this was back in 2016, it was one of those loaner cars while my vehicle was serviced. I couldn't possibly manage to imbue any more praise than you already have on that marvelous S65 engine. The ver... 

You're welcome!

 By: patrick_y : May 1st, 2022-21:21
That was a nice machine!

Wow! Nice machine!

 By: patrick_y : May 1st, 2022-17:39
I would've settled for the 840i. But the M850i is all the more better! My AMG says hello and wishes it could stretch its legs. Unfortunately in the United States, the police will stop you if you go over 120 KPH, our speed limits here in California are onl... 

Thanks for your post. I indeed do my regular 240 to 260 km/h. The speed is capped at 260 km/h. Which is "sufficient". I once had ....

 By: HSTE : May 1st, 2022-17:56
..... my Bentley Continental GT Speed and once or so went to 320 km/h. But that's quite a lot. And not really relaxed drivig. I think the beauty of driving is that you cruise at times on almost empty streets, no speed limit (Germany) and your 200-250 km/h... 

I believe it! Relaxation is key.

 By: patrick_y : May 1st, 2022-18:04
You're exactly right! When I drive, I'd probably want a heart rate that's relaxed and yet alert. A car that gives me a very nice and relaxed heart rate, even at high speeds, is invaluable on long trips. I can't say from my mountain of experience, since in... 

BMW is really making great cars now...

 By: patrick_y : May 1st, 2022-17:53
Reliability is up. And the bottom structure of this car is now all aluminum with aluminum double wishbone front axle suspensions. Compared to the multi-link strut suspension and steel subframe, this is a remarkable improvement. Double wishbones are especi... 

I like the design of this 8 GC series.

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 1st, 2022-18:32
A beautiful car, possibly the most beautiful of all four seater coupés. An 850i is plenty of umph . There is no journey too long in this car. Enjoy your trip!

I really like modern BMWs.

 By: MichaelC : May 10th, 2022-12:56
I equate my relationship with a brand like this to say a newbie in the world of Panerai. They may love new references, and not understand the history. I'll readily admit that is me and BMW. I could not tell you the differences between E series models, but...