BMW 8 Series vs Mercedes S-Class Coupé: The Battle of the Coupés

After months of waiting for luxury car enthusiasts, BMW has finally revealed its BMW 8 Series Concept at this year’s Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este, which took place between the 26th and the 28th of May.

Since its official reveal, the upcoming 8 Series Concept Car has been seen a traditionally big, sporty and luxurious GT car that is in a good position to contend with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé.

The rivalry between BMW and Mercedes is a classic in the automotive world, so every time a new BMW is launched, it is inevitable to compare it to its Mercedes-Benz counterpart. If you’re looking to buy a car and are considering a coupé vehicle or simply have a thing for luxurious cars, keep reading for our take on the BMW 8 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé.

BMW 8 Series

BMW 8 Series

What's it all about?

The new BMW 8 Series is essentially the coupé version of its predecessor, the BMW 7 Series, but with a more dramatic look. It seems significantly smaller and lower than the Mercedes S-Class with a lot of vertical design lines that make it feel a bit more aggressive. This gives it that sports car feel, while keeping it elegant. BMW has also stepped up it terms of technology on this one. Just to give you an example, it comes with powerful 'laser' headlights, which will allow drivers to see much further than with traditional ones.

What’s it like to drive?

Although the BMW 8 Series will only hit the market in September, we expect it to give you a very sporty driving experience. BMW’s CEO Harald Krüger referred to it as ‘the pinnacle of sports performance’ and pretty much guaranteed that it will ‘demonstrate that razor-sharp dynamics and modern luxury can go hand-in-hand.’ Basically, if you’re looking to drive something with a bit of an edge, that can give you an exciting experience, both on a country road or the motor way, the BMW Series 8 may be the car for you.

What’s it like on the inside?

There are a lot of vertical design elements to the interior that almost makes it feel like a cockpit. The sporty feel definitely transpires in the low driver seat and the lightweight carbon fibre buckets covered in supple leather. BMW was clearly aiming for the seats of a high-end sports car. The Series 8 is also more technology-packed than previous models with a fully digital centre console flowing to the instrument panel and new gesture technology that allows you to control some systems simply by moving your hand.

The Creditplus verdict?

If you’re looking for a GT that is high-tech, a bit aggressive and sporty, but still elegant and luxurious, the BMW 8 Series is the car for you. All the luxury BMW has accustomed us to plus just the right amount of edginess.

Mercedes S-Class Coupé

Mercedes S Class Coupé

What’s it all about?

In one word: luxury. The S-Class Coupe is known as one of the best and more elegant GT cars in the world – and rightfully so. It looks great, it’s fast and it’s extremely comfortable. It has a clear luxurious and expensive presence to it and very high standards in terms of safety and technology. On the outside, it’s undeniably a big car with an elegant and classic look. It’s a vehicle that exudes elegance every step of the way.

What’s it like to drive?

The Mercedes S-Class Coupé is famous for being able to give you one of the most relaxing driving experiences you can get. Some even say that when you drive one of these, by the end of your journey you’re likely to be more relaxed than when you got behind the wheel. It is extremely comfortable and smooth-driving and can give you that luxurious limousine feeling in a compact and elegant package.

What’s it like on the inside?

Mercedes S-Class Coupé has got a lot of horizontal design elements, which makes its interior feel more spacious than it actually is. It also has a traditionally luxurious feel to it as the technological elements blend in quite nicely with its elegant and simple lines. While it certainly doesn’t give you the sporty and high-tech feel of the BMW 8 Series interior, it has got an undeniable class and comfort to it that tie in quite nicely with its solid build.

The Creditplus verdict?

If you’re looking for a coupé that bets on luxury more than performance, but is still technically advanced and solidly built, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé is probably the car for you. It’s comfort and elegance, in the best Mercedes style.

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