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What is Better BMW 8-Series or Ferrari 550?

Do you want to find out what car wins: BMW 8-Series or Ferrari 550? Our research came up with 6 factors to buy BMW 8-Series - it's beating Ferrari 550, according to the specs. Nevertheless, Ferrari 550 provides 12 strong pluses that make it wonderful buy instead of BMW 8-Series. We gathered info about the cars to introduce a pure match of Ferrari 550 and BMW 8-Series. It will help you find the more efficient choice - compare two cars before making decision. BMW did everything to present 8-Series as the best vehicle in its competitive section. Though Ferrari doesn't lag behind and includes its best technologies in 550. If you had the chance, which car would you buy?

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BMW 8-Series Ferrari 550

6 reasons to buy BMW 8-Series

Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 198 g/mile vs 329 g/mile 66% or 131 g/mile
Less noise level 72 dB vs 73.6 dB 2% or 1.6 dB
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 6 years vs 2 years 67% or 4 years
More painted surfaces warranty 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
More standard warranty - Years 3 years vs 2 years 33% or 1 years
Other specs
More seats 5 vs 2 3

12 reasons to buy Ferrari 550

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 12 vs 8 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

485 bhp vs 286 bhp

357 kw. vs 210 kw.

41% or 199 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 568.5 nM vs 420 nM 26% or 148.5 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.3 sec. vs 7 sec. 2.7 sec.
More top speed 199 mph vs 155 mph 44 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 12.3 mpg vs 21.11 mpg 72% or 8.81 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 18.2 mpg vs 29.69 mpg 63% or 11.49 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 7.9 mpg vs 14.1 mpg 78% or 6.2 mpg
Emissions
Higher european emission standard EURO 3 vs EURO 2 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 114 liters vs 90 liters 21% or 24 liters
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
Other specs
Less weight 1690 kg vs 1895 kg 12% or 205 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons BMW 8-Series vs. Ferrari 550

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 5700 RPM vs 7000 RPM 19% or 1300 less rpms.
Engine capacity 4398 cm3 vs 5474 cm3 20% or 1076 cm3 less
Cylinders location V8 vs V12
Camshaft DOHC vs QUAD CAM
Fuel supply Fuel injection vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 5 vs 6 1 less
Dimensions
Length 4780 mm vs 4550 mm 5% or 230 mm shorter
Width 1885 mm vs 1935 mm 3% or 50 mm narrower
Height 1340 mm vs 1277 mm 5% or 63 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2684 mm vs 2500 mm 7% or 184 mm more
Front tires size 235/45R17 vs 255/40 ZR18
Rear tires size 265/40R17 vs 295/35 ZR18
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)