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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 Porsche Panamera is one of the most luxurious cars around
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 materials used on the 2019 Porsche Panamera is of high quality and has an absolutely luxurious feel. The pedals and steering wheel are positioned in line with each other and the low-lying seats definitely gives a sports car feel to the cabin. With the electrically adjustable driver’s seat and multiple adjustments to the steering wheel, it is easy to get comfortable in the Panamera.
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.
Many of the Panamera’s controls are found on a touch-sensitive panel on the dashboard. While it looks fantastic, lacking physical controls can be annoying as one has to constantly look down to adjust the controls. The infotainment system that is displayed on a 12.3-inch high-resolution screen is intuitive and provides many of the standard services. The 7.0-inch screen that replaces the analogue rev-counter is a great touch to the dashboard and provides satellite navigation and driving information.
For a better comparison, we will compare the base versions of both models. With a standard six-cylinder, 3.0-litre engine, the 2019 Porsche Panamera reaches a maximum output of 330 horsepower. The 2019 BMW 8-Series has an 8-cylinder, 4.4-litre turbocharged engine that produces a maximum output of 523 horsepower.
The Bottom Line
The 2019 Porsche Panamera 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 and more practical dashboard. The 2019 BMW 8-Series is just that much better.
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