1991 BMW 8 Series User Reviews

1991 BMW 8 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Pär writes:
1991 BMW 8 Series 850i Review
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Great looks, fun to drive, exellent handling

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Expensive to own

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Gas Guzzling Super Car — First I was caught by the looks, but after the first test ride I was really impressed. 0-100km/h took 6.7sek although weight is nearly two tons. The M70 B50 motor V-12 Engine(is so powerful (300hp) and has great torqe (450nm). The machine is a technical masterpiece and works like a clock. The BMW business's idea was to compete with Lufthansa but then we had this oil-crise... Maintenance is difficult if you not are an hardcore electronic engineer and costs are high if you let the BMW-mechanics do all the work. Parts are not cheap: New exhaust pipes and mufflers cost me $1524 A new clutch kit $2062 Ownership is also a nightmare cause of expensive insurance and fuel consumption. If you drive like granny maybe tou get away whith 13liters/100km but you dont want that, so be prepared: It guzzles easily 25-30liters/100km and during racing and drifting gas mileage computer stops at 39liters. Use your imagination. But if you are economically independent like me: -This is the ultimate car!

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DLB8Freak writes:
1991 BMW 8 Series 850i Review
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The car is great looking
Decently fast

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DLB8Freak
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Sexy Beast — This car looks good parked or speeding down the freeway. Many people have never seen this car before, people think my 8 is 4 or 5 years old. I get asked questions about the car every day. Everyone wants to see the engine. For a V12 it only has about 300 horses. Its a heavy car with a heavy big engine. A V12 in today’s cars are way faster and lighter. Regardless, this isn't a car you see on the road everywhere. There are a million people with the same cars, unless you have the fastest model with all the bells and whistles its just another car. But when a classic car is on the road especially a car people aren't familiar with you will definitely get a look or two. When it comes to maintenance I do extensive research (google) on whether or not I can do it myself before taking it to a mech...they see dollar signs when you mention a car like this! There are good 850s out there, just research before you jump into one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
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If you have to have one of the most exotic BMWs out there it has to be an 8 series V12 6spd!

Cons

Be sure the previous owner did all the things you don't want/can't afford to do!

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A Bmw That Very Few People Know What It Is Or Even When They Were Made. — One of the most exotic cars I have ever owned. With that comes a hefty maintenance price tag though. I love this car and have no qualms about the costs over the years now that I look back on them, however, now that I can look back on all the expenses, if I were to do it again I would make sure I had someone that knows the 8 specifically look over the car prior to making the big leap and buying one. Nevertheless, if you do end up owning one, be prepared to answer lots of questions about them, because they definitely do draw a lot of attention!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jonathan writes:
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Style, that's about it

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Expensive bills, expensive bills, did I mention expensive bills?

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The Great Land-shark Of The 90s — A luxurious yacht dressed up as a car. Smooth and solid power delivery, mediocre in the corners. Appearance, need I say more? Cost of ownership, more than I can afford Build Quality, excellent except for anything electrical, including wipers. Some rather poor plastics in the cabin, but the leather is apparently very high quality. Excellent drive train though, beautiful V12 and even the 4 speed auto is very capable, tall gearing too.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Taryn writes:
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appearance, originality.  

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not many parts for these cars.   and expensive labor costs.  

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High End Luxury Sports Coupe. — very cool which came with V12. limited production and hard to find now. very unique and a blast to cruise in and take to high speeds on the interstate.

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Bo176 writes:
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EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CAR

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very expensive spareparts.

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Bmw 850 — This is still in my eyes the most beautifull coupe ever build. Its a very nice and smooth ride and I would really love to buy one again though I would aim for a 1998 edition. The car is very spacious and the water still comes to my eyes when I imagine the sound when I turned the egnitionkey...click...brrrr. woooww.... FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!

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Alejandro writes:
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It is beautifull safe handles amazingly and is just way smooth on the road

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Needs more power for the amount of weight and engine size

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E31 V12 Review — Great performance Excelent build quality and fantastic appearance, The cost of ownership is quite high. Besides that it is always a joy to drive this car. Not such a good car to have as a daily driver. The way the car drives feels and just makes you cruise on the highway makes you want to do more.

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David writes:
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Rare GT car, V12, 5 seconds to 60, and is a chick magnet.

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Once you drive it, everything else will seem insufficient

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Engineering Marvel — Great GT car with a V12 that will set you back in your seat. One ride in this vehicle and you will be in love. it is a 6 time Best in Show car in California Washington and BC. currently has Stage two full DINAN suspension and sway bar. DINAN rev limiter eliminator and performance chip. Full Cat-back exhuast, stainless steel braided brake lines, BBS wheels and 30% tint. Lets Drive.

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Beautiful Grand Tourer By CharlesSD

This car draws a great amount of attention, and deservingly so. It looks fantastic, and also because of how rare they are most people have no idea what it is. It also looks misplaced for being over 20... Read More

Heavy Car By Wonjae

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Rare And Fun By maxx850

Very rare and stylish car, its a blast to drive. Inspite It's 2 ton weight, performance is still very respectful. Very smooth V12 engine with a great sound. The six speed manual transmission is smooth... Read More

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