Big sporting compartment BMW 8-Series (E31) 1991, prices and equipment

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In 2014, its 25-year anniversary marks became iconic coupe BMW 8-Series (E31), debuted in 1989 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. For the Bavarian automaker, this model has become in many ways unique. Some mistakenly believe that BMW 8-Series E31 is the successor to the 6 Series coupe first generation E24 body, but actually it is not. “Eight” is completely independent development, besides the car is bigger, more powerful and much more expensive models of the junior series.
Overall length BMW 8-Series is 4 780 mm, the value of the wheelbase – 2685 width – 1854, height – 1 341 Coupe has a stylish design with a tapered silhouette. Retractable headlights integrated into the hood and B-pillar is absent (and door frame). For its time on the BMW 8 Series (E31) was used a lot of innovative systems, among which are integrated into the seat belts, electrical adjustment of the steering column with memory positions, multifunction trip computer, and automatically lowers the glass at opening the door and climbing back – at closing.
Coupe eighth series was the second post-war car, get twelve-engine (the first was “seven” 750i, which introduced two years earlier). Initially, under the hood of BMW 850i is located 5.0-liter V12 with 300 hp (450 nm). As for the engine, transmission offer 6-speed manual or 4-band automatic. From zero to hundreds coupe BMW 850i, under the weight of two tons, accelerates in 6.8 seconds., And top speed is limited to 250 kilometers per hour.
In 1993 there was a modification of the 850 SCi, which is unofficially considered to be the BMW M8 (because of the nameplate on the motor M Power). Here, the working volume V12 increased to 5.6 liters, and its return reaches 381 hp and 550 Nm of torque. This engine is combined exclusively mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, enabling acceleration from zero to hundred in 6.0 seconds. Even a year later, there were 850 versions and 840 Ci Ci. The first equipped with 5.4-liter V12, developing 326 hp and the second received a 286-strong V-shaped “eight” volume of 4.0 liters, the buyout in mid-1995 was replaced with a 4.4-liter V8 rated at 299 “horses”, working with a pair of 5-TR.
In addition, the company also built several prototypes, including this BMW M8 convertible on the basis of 850 Ci, and the 830i with an initial 218-strong three-liter “eight”, but none of these projects have not received the green light. Production of BMW 8-Series (E31) continued until 1999, for the time managed to produce 30,621 copies of a coupe, a third of which with an engine V12. It is noteworthy that at the time of the sales model in the early nineties, its price was 70,000 dollars, and in 2012 to the value of used copies reached about $115,000. Buy a used BMW 8 Series (E31), according to the release, condition and mileage can be from $10,000 to $17,000.

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