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1996 BMW 8 Series

   
 
BMW 8 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 282 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

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  • What's New for 1996

    The high-performance 850CSi has been dropped. The remaining 850Ci and 840Ci models now feature the speed-sensitive variable assist…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (3 total reviews)


Wonderful to own and drive

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Vehicle: 1996 BMW 8 Series 850Ci 2dr Coupe

This car gets heads turning, fair at the gas pump, sleek to drive and is easy to handle. The best to own, hope you get one!




.....almost

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Vehicle: 1996 BMW 8 Series 850Ci 2dr Coupe

a few minor tweeks and this would have been the best prodcution car ever produced,... period. But unfortunately it is a bit too heavy. But several great firsts and innovations came out on this car before all others. 5 speed Steptronic, EDC and DSC, better than AST+4. reduce empty weight by about 900 pounds would make it so much more drivable, and almsot tossable with the '96 on drive train. But still gets surprising fuel economy for a car this heavy.



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Bmw 850 csi

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Vehicle: 1996 BMW 8 Series 850CSi 2dr Coupe

a really very fast car.... excellent acceleration... presice brakes also... the style looks very classy too



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 1996 BMW 8 Series Review

What's New for 1996

The high-performance 850CSi has been dropped. The remaining 850Ci and 840Ci models now feature the speed-sensitive variable assist steering system previously available only on the 850Ci. The 840Ci gets two upgrades previously exclusive to the V12 model: the Steptronic automatic transmission and bird's eye maple interior trim. A slightly larger displacement for the V8 engine results in more torque (310 lb-ft vs. 295 lb-ft) at lower rpm but horsepower remains at 282. Both models receive a redesigned audio system and automatic-locking retractor seatbelts to better accommodate child seats.

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