by Larry LaRose on Jun 18, 2009 Vehicle: 1992 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe
I've had the car for about 1 week so far, but have always admired and yearned to get into one some day. That day has now come due to a very soft market for older V12 coupes. I paid about 10% of the once princely sum of 100K here in Canada. The car has just 40,000 miles and is near perfect in every way. The car is astoundingly beautiful. It's 10 times more visually pleasing than the 2009 Mercedes CL550 or any other large coupe save for the DBS. Remember, this car is 17 years old. BMW should re-hire whoever had the design input of this car. (although, truth be told, I drive a modern Z4, which I thought was satan-ugly 6 years ago). The Z4 is now beautiful, so what do I know??
by Jim S on Sep 5, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe
The 8 series is a super-coupe, the king of the heavy cruisers of the autobahn. Although heavy, it still responds well to driver input and was a major departure for BMW in that it was a heavy coupe with all the creature comforts. In town it is a little ponderous, and sometimes shows its 4100lb curb weight. However, on the highway, it shines. The E31, as it is known in the BMW world, has a timeless and artistic form that draws a crowd of admirers wherever you stop. The main question I've gottn about my now 14 year old car is, "is that the new model?" Truly a beautiful and unique automobile.
by K Elliott on Mar 9, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 BMW 8 Series 850i 2dr Coupe
Dinan Engineering took the car
and "supercouped it". Significant
engine and suspension modifications
done resulting in a very different
automobile than what came out of the
factory. Original auto is very nice,
however, somewhat underpowered. A
true GT car, for the right driver
there are few more pleasing
automobiles on the road. But, should
something go wrong...get out your
checkbook and it won't be pretty.
BMW's most expensive coupe gets a few tweaks for 1992. Models equipped with an automatic transmission now have a shift interlock to prevent the car from unintentionally being shifted out of "park". BMW's Electronic Damping System is improved for 1992 as well, offering greater diversity between the sports and comfort settings.
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