Photo Comparison: BMW 8 Series Concept vs Aston Martin DB11

8 Series, News | May 25th, 2017 by 9
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Now that BMW has presented us with its latest 8 Series Concept, the Bavarian brand finally has a proper Grand Tourer. Sure, there’s the 6 Series Gran Coupe and the 5 Series Gran Turismo, but those don’t count. A GT car should be a big, front-engine coupe with a long hood, short rear deck, serious power and seductive styling. A proper GT car is something like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe, Ferrari California and Aston Martin DB11. So we thought it a good idea to compare the design of the new 8 Series with the Aston to see how BMW’s latest attempt compares to one of the best in the world.

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It’s actually remarkable how similar the two cars are. Both feature such similar proportions that are classic GT car. Both hoods extend out far from the cabin and dive toward the ground at the front. Out back, both cars have incredibly short rear decks and both feature thin taillights. It must be said, though, that the Aston’s circular exhausts are significantly better than the weirdly trapezoidal ones. Now, if you asked me if the 8 Series was as good looking as the Aston Martin DB9, I’d laugh at you. The DB9 is perfect. This new DB11, though, isn’t the prettiest of Astons so these two cars are very close, in terms of looks. But it’s interesting to see how similar they are as well.4314D8B3 5265 4178 8210 6545076ADA7B 830x830

Inside, the BMW 8 Series takes the win, hands down. Yes, it’s just a concept at the moment, so it’s not the definitive cabin for the production car. However, it’s still better than the DB11’s. Again, if this were the DB9, it’d be no contest. Sitting in a DB9 feels like putting on a perfectly tailored Savile Row suite. The DB11, by comparison, seems cheap and bland and just not nearly as premium or bespoke as Astons of the previous generation. The 8 Series, though, seems expensive, high-tech and even minimalist in a way that feels special. Plus, it has better tech and it’s not even production-ready yet.

Overall, I actually think the BMW 8 Series can hang with the Aston Martin DB11. Admittedly, the DB11 isn’t one of the brand’s best attempts but it’s still a very pretty thing. But, if it were my money, based on both the exterior and interior, I think I’d go for the BMW.

9 responses to “Photo Comparison: BMW 8 Series Concept vs Aston Martin DB11”

  1. jason bourne says:

    The interiors of both cars are lame, but exterior-wise, the Aston Martin wins, unfortunately.

    • Central Lifestyle says:

      You are right that the interiors could be better. I expected more from BMW. The Range Rover Velar has set a standard for interior that other car makers now have to benchmark in their own ways. But you’re wrong on the exterior claim, as the 8 series is by far the better designed, better proportioned, and better looking one.

  2. Michael Corliss says:

    The BMW concept is horrid. Very disjointed design.

    • guest says:

      Yes, internet rendering of a concept always the best way to assess metal sculpture. 8er makes S Class seem large, dull.

  3. Ofentse Letsholo says:

    I’d still pick 8 over DB11 and DB9… I guess I’m in love 😍with this car.

  4. Giom says:

    This comparo is a good testimony of how good this concept looks, because, the Aston is gorgeous. However, bias aside, the 8 takes this one.

  5. A.F.S. says:

    To me, an S Class coupe always looked like a stretch Honda Accord Coupe,,,this new 8 has style!

  6. Sameer Patel says:

    Aston Martin is way way better than BMW as in respect of the interiors , in respect of the engine and everything when we compare aston martin is way abve thn bmw
    if you dont believe do check out the link below to know more,-deliciously-aston-martin

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