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BMW 8-Series

Classic cars: BMW 8 Series

The 8 was the most technologically advanced car of its More than two decades you;re looking at a classic at home in 2012

When BMW the 8 Series, the world cruelly it as too expensive, too heavy, too complicated, and not good at being a sportscar

More for us, we say, because much of those criticisms do true, the 8 Series was never to be a sportscar at any rate. It’s a GT in the sense, and at the time it was the greatest GT on the

The 6 Series was getting seriously in the tooth in the late Eighties, and for the Frankfurt motor show, BMW out the biggest number in its designation yet. The 8 Series was to be based on a new coupé platform, instead of bits and bobs with cars like the 6 Series and carry a price tag higher even the ‘flagship’ 7er.

To the growing dimensions, BMW stretched the car in all compared to the 6er, and draped the drive chassis completely in steel, for want of a lighter material (this was the Eighties, This made the freshly 850i tip the scales at 1.8-tonnes, was gargantuan in the day, although BMW a 50:50 weight distribution nestling a gigantic V12 engine that sloping bonnet.

Many cars also with the optional electronically dampers, which automatically to road conditions much many of today’s luxury do.

Inside, the 8 Series broke BMW tradition with a more dash design, but Munich few when it fitted the 850i every extra under the such as a standard car phone, player, heated seats a memory function and on-board not the kind of stuff you usually up when talking about

Yet many turned away the fabulous 850i due to the extremely engine and those same interior and exterior goodies made the car so desirable to curious buyers in the first place.

BMW 8-Series

a midlife power hike to in the 850Ci couldn’t really the fate of the V12 GT, which is why the V8-engined ‘baby’ 8 Series is where the man’s money is. Both the and the 840i can be had for as little as 10 grand in the but also climb up to 60 grand and in tandem. This is because it comes to the 8 Series, condition much more than and the badge on the back.

Numerous reputable BMW specialists in can also ensure that 8 Series remains in good but do a complete check regardless of you’re risking it with a or taking the sensible route the 840i before cash hands.

Find a cared-for and the ‘notorious’ electronics shouldn’t much concern. The same for the misunderstood V12, which stay away from because of its lack of power and for fuel. In fact, the V12 is bulletproof because it’s so unstressed, but the problem is simple maintenance, isn’t very simple the head needs to come off for the smallest jobs.

The 4.0-litre V8, which at 282bhp nearly as much power as the V12s, is common and so are its spare Try to stay away from ones with Nikasil linings, and you’re looking at more than regular

No, the engines and electronics as opposed to opinion really aren’t the here. Instead, that be the automatic transmission, which and will fail regularly. If looking at a high-miler, make it’s been completely and if your eye is on a mint low-mileage keep in mind that need to set aside up to15 for a … replacement once you get to 100,000km.

But seeing as the most expensive late-model 8 Series on the localused-car is only 46 grand, you can’t complain about maintenance of a king-of-the-road BMW Grand Tourer for money.

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