Yeah, I told my wife the same thing... with the V8 and AWD, I can just imagine how much better the car would be. Still, even with the 6, it was a fantastic drive. On the negative side, initially I hated all of the buttons and the U/I in general, but by the end of the week, I had generally acclimated to it with only a few lingering issues (like the door lock button, which seemed silly).
Originally Posted by Leslierc
I spent a good deal of time testing a base Pana and I certainly agree with your assessment that the car is a lot of fun. You can imagine how much better this car performs with a V8 under the hood and all wheel drive. Since you've become we'll acquainted with the Panamera, I'll most definitely look forward to your thoughts in comparison once you've broken-in your 650ix GC. By the way, the specs you've posted for your GC suggest that it's going to be a real head-turner!
We'd driven the 5 to the airport, so I went from driving the Pan for a week to jumping in our 5 once we got home. Talk about a let-down. However, driving my 6er Coupe this morning restored my faith. I know that I'll be thrilled with the GC when it comes in. I just also now know that if I ever leave BMW, I have a soft place to land.
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