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The 2019 BMW 8-Series is a super-luxury coupé. With the use of strong and lightweight materials in its construction, the 8-Series is able to have good fuel-efficiency and not comprise on its safety standards. On the other hand, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GT is a coupé that is equipped with the V8 turbocharged engine and it surely packs a punch in performance.
Here is a comparison between both cars.
Design & Style
The 2019 BMW 8-Series has BMW’s signature driver-focused dashboard, providing comfortable reach to the controls. BMW has consistently focused on building quality in their interior and this is where the 8-Series shines. The dashboard is trimmed in upmarket leather and the edges are trimmed in chrome metal pieces, giving every surface a solid and expensive feel. With the multiple adjustments for the steering wheel and electrically operated driver’s seat, it provides much comfort for long drives.
The interior of the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GT looks as showy as its exterior. With the wide array of controls, it can be quite intimidating to use. But once you have familiarity with these controls, they work great in modifying your drive to your liking. With the multiple seat and steering wheel adjustments, it is really easy to get comfortable in the GT. Our only qualm about the GT is that the gear selector is placed nearer to one’s elbow than hand, this makes adjusting the gear to be rather awkward especially when parking.
Technology & Safety
BMW’s excellent infotainment system is shown on a 12.3-inch display and can be controlled using gesture controls, the conventional rotary dial or using the touch-sensitive screen. There’s an intelligent Personal Assistant installed as well. This can be used to do simple tasks and change certain controls within the car. In addition to the mandatory safety features in most cars, the 4-Series has a wide range of hi-tech safety systems in place. Traffic assistant, Lane departure warnings and cruise control are some examples of the additional safety features.
While the MBUX infotainment system in the GT is snappy, it still pales in comparison with BMW’s iDrive and Audi’s MMI infotainment systems. Other features installed include climate control, DAB radio, satellite navigation, Bluetooth and the ability to connect to your smartphones. The roadster version of the GT also has a wind deflector and Merced’ Air Scarf system installed in them. PRE-SAFE system, Adaptive Highbeam Assist and Active Brake Assist are some of the additional safety features installed in the GT.
For a better comparison, we will compare the base versions of both models. With a standard eight-cylinder, 4.0-litre engine, the 2019 Mercedes Benz AMG GT reaches a maximum output of 515 horsepower. The 2019 BMW 8-Series has an 8-cylinder, 4.4-litre turbocharged engine that produces a maximum output of 523 horsepower. The 8-Series is the more fuel-efficient car in this comparison, having higher fuel mileage as compared to the GT.
The Bottom Line
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is an excellent car and offers many new features and design improvements from its predecessors. However, the car pales in comparison to the 2019 BMW 8-Series in many categories – better design, better infotainment system and better performing engine. The 2019 BMW 8-Series is just that much better.
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