Rumors of the BMW 8 Series’ Big Comeback ebb and flow, and here’s another one: a two-door version of the big, executive 7-Series could be on the way.
Studies reveal that millions of Americans every month waste time at work on Jalopnik. So where do Jalopnik writers waste their time at work? Bring A Trailer, of course. And when I took a break to ogle this gorgeous 2002 BMW M5, ex-Jalop supremo Matt Hardigree showed me how I can do one better: a Euro-spec 1993 BMW M5…
BMW has been busy collecting 8-Series vehicle monikers with trademark applications including the “M8" title, with a “BMW insider” spilling to Auto Express plans for a luxury GT car to take on the new Mercedes S-Class Coupe.
The car above is a BMW 850i. It has a V12 engine. How did BMW make this vast powerplant? They combined two inline sixes, and this made for one particular peculiarity.
What does it really mean to be a “luxury flagship,” anyway? For BMW in 1989, it meant this: 12 cylinders, two doors, 300 horsepower, a 4,000 pound curb weight, and an aggressive wedge design. This is the 8-Series, and it is one BMW’s best failed experiments.
The late, lamented BMW 8 series was like a coupe version of the top-spec BMW 7 series limousine. Is it really gone, or did it just get a Rolls Royce badge?