The BMW 8 Series Was Made To Slide In The Dirt

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Here’s a good idea. Do you own a BMW 8 series? Or are you interested in buying the new one? Take it in the dirt!

Look, we understand that this big beautiful 850i is a recent classic, with its sleek good looks, big magical V12 and relative rarity. That’s all the more reason you should get sideways in the yard.

There’s a certain sadness I feel whenever I see a car that doesn’t get driven or played with. There’s such wonderful potential for these big 8 Series cars to lay down beautiful rear-wheel-drive slides on roads or off. Unless you’ve got some kind of low-mileage, one of one museum piece on your hands, you should probably take it out and enjoy it.

Look up the nearest rallycross and get sideways, 8er-owning amigos. This could be you, making big beautiful slow-mo-captured slides in the dirt! Except, um, you might want to close the sunroof if you don’t want a dirtvalanche pouring into that little crack.


Bonus: the Yamaha WR450F sending it off a jump at the end of Big Bimmer Hoonage Time here is pretty rad, too.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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I can’t agree with this guy’s choice of wheels. The 8 series needs a 90's wheel, not M6 knockoffs.