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BMW 8 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 12-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 296 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1991 BMW 8 Series

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  • What's New for 1991

    BMW's replacement for the 635CSi, the 850i offers V12 power, a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Standard traction control, a driver airbag, antilock brakes and power head restraints are a few of the safety features found on this expensive BMW coupe. A four-speed automatic transmission is optional.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
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  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Living with a legend

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Vehicle: 1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe

Painted in non-factory Lamborghini yellow and with M5 18 inch "parallel" chrome rims, it looks simply stunning. Since I live in Acapulco, my son living in San Diego keeps the BMW garaged and serviced. The 850 is driven every other day, and I personally get to use it for a week every two months or so. There are few cars for any amount of money, that offer this fabulous driving experience. A real head-turner, even in La Jolla people just stop and stare. The rear seat, once you get in, is extremely comfortable, and regularly drive around with 4 passengers. The 850 is so quiet and stable that it is easy to go 100 MPH without noticing. In Sport Mode, performance is awesome.



1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Like wine & cheese -

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Vehicle: 1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe

Fifteen after the production of my BMW 850i-V12-sixspeed, appreciation for this vehicle continues to grow. Over the years of having several new vehicles, import & domestic, none have deserved or earned the rights to a parking spot in my garage like the 850i. This vehicle was so advanced for its time that until recent years many manufacturers couldn't or didn't offer options that were standard on all 850s. Undoubtedly, given advancements in engineering & technology, the modern car will improve. Faster, lighter, more frills on the dash to play with... But nothing compares to the sound and feel you get when behind the wheel of 4500 lb coupe, roaring V12 engine, & winding open road. Nothing!!!



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Whiplash inducing head-turner

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Vehicle: 1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe

I bought this vehicle used with 110,000 miles on it, and proceeded to drive her from Utah to texas, without a single hickup. The drive through the mountains of Wyoming,Colorado ans New Mwxico was an exhilirating experience of a lifetime, in a vehicle born for that express purpous. With a combination of excelent handling, strong upper RPM power, and un-matched good looks, this car is trusted and treasured companion.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

A bargain supercar!!!!

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Vehicle: 1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe

I wanted to have this car from the day that it came out. This is not the fastest car, not the best car of it's time. But this is a car that still turns heads. People even ask me if it is a bran new BMW. It does have a great design, and it still has fetures that are top of the line. Performance is superve specially at mid speeds. I can drive at 120 MPH and feel like I am doing 70. The torque on the V 12 is amazing. Well, the down side is the MPG, it gives me about 13 MPG average. But as a weekend car, you cannot beat the price of this rockets, for what they represent.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Bmw 850i

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Vehicle: 1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe

Exelent well build sports car, a true cruiser



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

One hot ride!

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Vehicle: 1991 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe

I was a little concerned about maintenance costs of what was once a very expensive car going on 13 years old, but I have been very surprised. Very solid, reliable, and what a head turner. Decent fuel economy for a V12 at about 18 mpg with the 6 speed manual.



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Full 1991 BMW 8 Series Review

What's New for 1991

BMW's replacement for the 635CSi, the 850i offers V12 power, a six-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. Standard traction control, a driver airbag, antilock brakes and power head restraints are a few of the safety features found on this expensive BMW coupe. A four-speed automatic transmission is optional.

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merc1
merc1
08-03-2005
While I've always liked BMWs they have slipped behind Audi in design, imo. My favorites of the past are the original 6-Series Coupe, 1989-1995 5-Series and the 1991-1997 8-Series, which I'm most lik?...



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