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Test Drive: BMW 550i Sport and Pontiac G8 GT

5-series, Videos | September 1st, 2008 by 5

A few months ago when the new Pontiac G8 GT came out Pontiac was going nuts on how much better it was then the BMW …

A few months ago when the new Pontiac G8 GT came out Pontiac was going nuts on how much better it was then the BMW 5-Series, particularly the 550i. I did an article about the Pontiac versus the BMW. Well, I have the whole truth for you. While up in Chicago, thanks to Bill Sullivan Pontiac in Arlington Heights, IL, we were able to test drive a brand new 2009 G8 GT.

I won’t tell you what I thought of either car, I’ll just let you watch the videos. And when you get to the walk around of the G8, please turn up your sound… Sorry for the low volume.

Enjoy,

550i Sport

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2Tevei4A1Y[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZb1tH_LRkY[/youtube]

G8 GT

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdRG2asbamA[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efeq-5jUsyY[/youtube]

  • http://www.streetdrift.net/ Sam

    The Pontiac is great value for the money, no doubt about that…. but if you can afford the 70 grand why not go for something more refined? just my 2 cents :=)

  • vtsung

    Is this 550i comes with the V8 4.4 TT? With the driving experiences of 07 S8 for quite a while, I actually like my 08 535xi more than anything else! To me, the inline 6 TT gets its best place under 5er’s hood ( I got 335xi too ).

  • http://www.rawautos.com RawAutos

    @vtsung: It is actually a Naturally Aspirated 4.4L V8. The TT will come in the next 550i. But, yes, the TT-I6 is flawless. It provides so much emotion when you run it, you just get a great sense of pride in driving it, alone.

  • Jack Johnson

    Have a 2007 550 sport, love it! I want to add a more aggressive exhaust note. Any suggestions?

  • Rippedtobits

    Holden spent 1 billion on the Commodore SS-V! The G8 is a superior styled Commodore G8. The G8 is the price of a 1, accelarates like a 3, handles like a 5, and has the room of a 7! THE ULTIMATE CAR! AND…this will really get you…more exclusive THAN ANY BMW! I see well over 20 times the 3s and 5s on the road. And any young man driving an M3 or M5 head NEARLY snaps off his shoulders when I drive by… But, I know I am not going to change anyones’ mind. Afterall, this site is only visited by BMW owners, that have to consistently reassure themselves of their correct desision of their money spent!

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