Before we get down to the finer details regarding the “2019 BMW 8 Series vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe: Which is best?” question, let’s look at the broader picture. Both cars are full-size, high-luxury coupes. If buyers wanted anything bigger and plusher, they’d have to consider a Bentley or Rolls-Royce.
The 8 Series is all-new for 2019, while the S-Class Coupe (based on the flagship sedan) has been around for some time. This partly explains why there’s only one variant from Munich so far, as opposed to three out of Stuttgart. This could, however, work in BMW’s favor. Both makers offer convertible versions, but that’s for another time. Right now, let’s compare these fixed-roof slices of fabulousness.