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BMW 8 Series 1989 Review

BMW unveiled its 8 series to mark presence in the upper class Coupe segment somewhere in 1981. However it took 5-6 years for the production model to rule the streets. Equipped with great style and performance figures this series has lot of potential to serve its buyers in the best way. Let us have a look at the BMW 8 Series 1989 review to know about it better BMW 8 Series 1989.




  • Engine: 5.0 liter 12 cylinder
  • Power: 300 hp
  • Torque: 450 hp
  • 0-62 mph: 6.8 seconds


  • Engine: 5.6 liter 12 cylinder
  • Power: 381 hp
  • Torque: 550 hp
  • 0-62 mph: less than 6.0 seconds


  • Engine: 5.4 liter V12
  • Power: 326 hp


  • Engine: 4.0 liter V8
  • Power: 286 hp


The interior of BMW 8 Series 1989 was indeed a landmark for other automotive makers in the industry. It was all loaded with comfort, luxury and many innovative features. Sitting over seats that came with integrated belt system you can have a perfect control over the electrically adjustable steering column. This setup came with memory function and was undoubtedly the first in its kind. Automatically dimming rear-view mirror was another organ inside adding to the better ride experience while remote controlled central locking and onboard computer were adding to the safety and entertainment segment. For the first time ever, interior of BMW 8 Series 1989 brought multiplex electrical system enabled with data transfer and subsequently adding to performance figures of the models. The already sloppy looking model gets more advanced with its retracted front and rear side windows while adding to your comfort were the automatically adjustable windows with lowering and rising feature that gets activated with opening and closing of doors. This subsequently reduces the noise level through improved sealing.


The exterior of BMW 8 Series 1989 was also a way ahead through its looks. Starting with the front fascia you’ll notice the BMW’s trademark kidney grille sitting amidst the sleek retractable headlamps adjoined in sloppy hood were a never before seen feature. The front end of BMW 8 Series 1989 resembles to the bond cars which you see while he is on his way to a luxurious party. Moving towards the rear end there wasn’t much but the smooth lines and absent B Pillar would gradually gain the eyeballs and mark a separate entity of the series. In all the exterior of BMW 8 Series 1989 can be called as luxurious, elegant yet sporty amalgamation of engineering and art.


The BMW 8 Series 1989 offered four powertrain options, the list begins with a 5.0 Liter 12 Cylinder model generating total output of 300 hp and peak torque of 450 nm paired to either six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Mounted inside the 850i of BMW 8 Series the model weighed around 1790 kg and could accelerate to 62mph from standstill in just 6.8 seconds. Second in the list is an updated version of same displacing 5.6 liters and cranking total output of 381 hp and peak torque of 550 nm. Named as 850CSi, the model could propel from 0-62 mph in less than six seconds. Third drivetrain option is with the BMW 8 Series 1989 850 Ci model, which rolled with total thirst of 326 hp coming out of a 5.4 liter V12 engine while the last one was a 4.0 liter V8 generating 286 hp of total output.

BMW 8 Series 1989


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