1996 BMW 8 Series Consumer Review: .....almost
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1996 BMW 8 Series - Consumer Review

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850Ci Coupe (5.4L V12 5-speed Automatic)

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By Melrin4SC on

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1996 BMW 8 Series 850Ci 2dr Coupe

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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.

Best Features

Beautious lines and classy styling, in which btw, form follows function almost perfectly. Suspension and steering are best ever in a production car. Electronic Dampening Control shocks set on sport are great for a 4,500 pound car.

Worst Features

Optimum speed for economy sesm to be abotu 76 mph which yields about 22.5 mpg on the level at ISA conditions. 0-60 would be even better also if you shorten the final drive and optimum speed would drop to about 65 mph.
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