BMW M8 Convertible vs Bentley Continental GT — Can the M8 Punch Above its Weight?

Drive a BMW M8 and also you’ll shortly understand {that a} sports activities automotive it isn’t. Despite all of the model advertising and marketing that’s gone into the M8, calling it a correct efficiency machine, the precise drive contradicts such claims. It’s no unhealthy automotive by any means. Far from it. It’s simply not a sports activities automotive. Instead, it’s a high-powered, uber-muscular GT automotive designed to cross continents in a single sure. However, can it truly compete with the different high-powered GT automobiles it seemingly tries to hold with?

In this new take a look at from Auto Express, the BMW M8 Convertible is tasked with taking over the all-new Bentley Continental GT Convertible. Not as straightforward process, as the new Conti is an excellent grand touring automotive. However, the BMW M8 does have an enormous value benefit, ringing in at nearly £40,000 ($49,395) lower than the Bentley. So the M8 simply must be about pretty much as good as the Conti GT, for lots much less cash, to win.

The BMW M8 is the sooner of the two, utilizing its 4.Four liter twin-turbocharged V8, with 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, to rocket to 60 mph in simply 3.Three seconds. Whereas it takes the Bentley 4.zero seconds flat, utilizing its 4.zero liter twin-turbo, 542 horsepower V8. There is a W12-powered model of the Conti GT however the V8 might be the one to get, due to its decrease weight, extra fascinating noise and related efficiency.

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Having mentioned that, straight-line efficiency is about all the M8 is healthier at. The Bentley rides far, much better than the Bimmer, which is to be anticipated if we’re trustworthy, and it truly will get shut sufficient, dynamically, that you simply’d have to actually push the automobiles exhausting to note the place the lighter Bimmer is sharper. Where the Bentley actually shines is in its specialness, although.

BMW fanboys will complain that the Bentley makes use of a Volkswagen Group engine and it does (it’s shared with Audi and Porsche) however none of that issues. What does matter is how gorgeously trimmed and well-made the inside is, its magic pillow-like journey and he method it drives extra gracefully than the BMW M8.

The BMW M8 Convertible is an excellent automotive but it surely appears as if BMW M must make up its thoughts. On one hand, it’s extraordinarily quick, surprisingly agile and comes pack with tech. However, it’s simply not up for too spirited of driving, as it will a lot somewhat want to cruise at blistering speeds for so long as potential. Yet, regardless of being a GT automotive at coronary heart, it’s not as snug as you’d count on it to be. So it’s an excessive amount of of a GT to be a correct sports activities automotive however too sporty to be the greatest GT automotive. BMW M wants to select a lane and keep in it if it needs to compete with the massive canine.

[Source: Auto Express]

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