BMW 8-series · photos, packages and modifications

In 1989 BMW launched the new supercar of the 8 series which was based on the new e31 platform of automobile. Basically the car was designed to compete the Mercedes Benz S-class and SL-class in the sector of premium coupe. Officially launched in the 1991 in the IAA Frankfurt Auto show after two years of the model's production, it was designed as a 4 seat configuration. The model sported a new exterior compared to the 6 series models and was equipped with a V12 powerful 5.0 litre engine that promised 300 horsepower. The new model came with a manual 6 speed gearbox which in the earlier entry level cars was available with the 3 litre V8 218 hp engine. The weight also added on owing to more luxury items fitted in the car. BMW also based on the model of 8 series developed a secret model which was an M8 high performance version built to compete Ferrari in the sector of sports car, however the production was later dropped owing to no market support.

A table of all modifications of BMW model 8-series

Total modifications: 9
Model name Body type Door Po- wer Trans- mission 0-100 km Max spd Fuel Fuel rate
BMW 8-series 1996 - 1999
840 Ci
  2 286 hp 6, Manual 6.6 s 250 km Petrol 12.8 l
840 Ci
  2 286 hp 5, Automatic 7.0 s 250 km Petrol 12.8 l
850 Ci
  2 326 hp 5, Automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 14.0 l
BMW 8-series 1993 - 1996
840 Ci
  2 286 hp 5, Automatic 7.4 s 250 km Petrol 11.4 l
BMW 8-series 1992 - 1996
850 Ci
  2 299 hp 6, Manual 6.8 s 250 km Petrol 13.0 l
850 Ci
  2 299 hp 4, Automatic 7.4 s 250 km Petrol 12.9 l
850 CSi
  2 380 hp 6, Manual 6.0 s 250 km Petrol 18.0 l
BMW 8-series 1989 - 1992
  2 299 hp 6, Manual 6.8 s 250 km Petrol 13.0 l
  2 299 hp 4, Automatic 7.4 s 250 km Petrol 12.9 l
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