BMW 8 Series

BMW 8 Series (1989-1999)

BMW is world-renowned for the level of luxury and elegance that it offers. Ever since it first emerged on the market, it has proved over and over again that it knows exactly what it’s doing. Today we are going to take a look at yet BMW 8 Series from the brand’s past.

The BMW 8 Series Grand tourer was introduced in 1989. There’s a very common misconception that the vehicle was a successor to another vehicle, however that is completely untrue. The 8 Series was developed as a completely new model. What differentiated the car from the brand’s other models at the time was its performance as well as the much higher price tag that it came with.

Developed as an upscale model aimed at an entirely different market, the vehicle offered a great level of luxury. The attention to detail in its styling was incredible and although the car’s design could be seen as too “simple”, it was actually quite sleek and bold, which gave the car a luxurious aesthetic.

The car’s performance was also quite impressive. Available with a variety of either V8 or V12 engines to choose from, the car was rather powerful.  It was capable of reaching a limited top speed of 160 mph (250 km/h). The de-limited version however, could go up to 196 mph (316 km/h).

A variety of different production models of the 8 Series were available. Each offered something slightly different, therefore depending on what the customer was after, they had the option to choose the model best suited.

The 8 Series injected a little variety to the brand’s line-up and attracted a completely new market.

The car experienced a successful production run of 10 years, during which nearly 31,100 examples were built in total.

There’s no denying that the 8 Series will forever remain part of BMW’s history. It was fast, elegant and quite sporty at the same time, which made it the perfect car.

Are you a fan of the 8 Series? Let us know your thoughts on the vehicle. If you’re an owner of BMW and would like to sell your car, visit and get extra cash for your classic BMW 8 Series car.


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