37: BMW 8 Series
Big, bold, and very expensive are three aspects you could use to describe the 8-Series Gran Coupe. Why on Earth the company calls this behemoth sedan a coupe is beyond us, but nevertheless the Gran Coupe has appeared again. The powerful sedan is much larger than the 7-Series, in a design attempt that is trying to give the appearance of a coupe. If you’ve always wanted a sport sedan that feels a lot lighter, then this concept might work. Fortunately for the Gran Coupe, it doesn’t and the car feels weighed down. The technology and the overall fit and finish feels dated when you compare it to other luxury sedans on the market. BMW calls this their most powerful sedan but that could be construed in several different ways.
The Gran Coupe has long been a vision of the BMW lineup but the company has never been able to nail a specific model down. With the Gran Coupe, there is a new design that offers a lot of promise, unfortunately, at this point, it’s better off waiting. Expensive sports cars can invoke our deepest passions when it comes to driving a car. However, many of these cars are more of a status symbol than something practical to own. BMW has done a lot of good with the 8 Series redesign but there is still a lot that the automaker needs to improve on. For now, the BMW 8-Series is worth avoiding altogether.