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The 2021 BMW 8-Series is designed as a grand tourer and in this, it does an outstanding job. This large sedan is great to look at and rides equally well. As you would expect from a BMW, ride quality is superb and the vehicle delivers a sporty ride. With ample space in the cabin and a large trunk, you can depend on the BMW 8-Series to be an everyday car as well. The 2021 Bentley Continental is also a large sedan that is equally decked out with luxurious features. With the signature Bentley design, this is a car that offers superb ride dynamics even despite its large size. Let us compare these two cars and see how they stack up against each other.
Design & Style
The 2021 BMW 8-Series comes with jaw-dropping good looks, having been retouched for 2021. The kidney-shaped grille is more prominent than ever and the car hugs the road like a true sports car. The large wheels and contoured body round up this car’s good looks. The interior is equally well decked out and practical. Everything is exactly as you would expect it to be and within arm’s reach. On the other hand, the 2021 Bentley Continental is just as equally well decked out. Top-quality materials line up the cabin with plush seats and a roomy cabin. Due to its large size, however, the 2021 Bentley Continental can be a little sluggish on acceleration.
Technology & Safety
When it comes to tech features, you get a host of these in the 2021 BMW 8-Series. Such features include a 12-inch infotainment display that supports smartphone integration as standard (both Apple and Android). The system can also handle voice and gesture commands, making it easier to operate while driving the vehicle. Wireless charging, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring are also standard in the 8-Series. The 2021 Bentley Continental also features a variety of tech as standard. These include a 12-inch infotainment display and much more. The thing to remember here is that this car is priced north of $200,000 on the basic trim, which means that you pay nearly twice the price of the 2021 BMW 8-Series to get the same tech and ride quality.
The 8-Series comes decked out with a twin-turbo V6 engine that offers plenty of power to the 8-Series. Those looking for more can upgrade to a V8 version. Ride quality is superb and the car is composed around corners even when carrying a full load. Transmission is via a silky-smooth 8-speed automatic transmission and cabin insulation is excellent. The Bentley Continental is equally impressive with V8 and V12 variants being on offer. Power is plentiful and ride quality is superb. The large boxy shape of the Continental does mar the ride dynamics a little but this is unlikely to bother most drivers.
The Bottom Line
The 2021 BNW 8-Series and the 2021 Bentley Continental are both superb cars that deliver an outstanding experience. The BMW 8-Series however offers far better value for money. It comes with comparable features and performance for far less than the Bentley. This makes it a clear winner in this comparison.
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