Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The BMW M8 isn’t cheap; the coupé comes in at well into six figures, and the convertible is even pricier. Surprisingly, the Gran Coupe is the ‘bargain’ of the range, undercutting the regular coupé by a four-figure sum. If you’re weighing up your options, you can buy a Mercedes S560 Coupé or Cabriolet or a Porsche 911 for much less, but then any M8 is small beer next to the cost of an Aston Martin DB11 or Bentley Continental GT.
And if you have an eye for investments, the 911 will retain much more of its value after three years than the M8. The DB11 will have lost over half its value by then, though, and the S-Class’s value will have plummeted.