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1997 BMW 8 Series Coupe

 
 

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BMW 8 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.4 L V 12-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 322 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 BMW 8 Series

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  • Pros

    Attractive shape, decent performance.

  • Cons

    Why buy this German two-seater when you can get a Porsche 911 for the same price?

  • What's New for 1997

    Engine displacement is bumped up, making the 1997 840Ci and 850Ci a bit stronger than last year's models. BMW's five-speed Steptronic is…

 
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What they should have built

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Vehicle: 1997 BMW 8 Series 850Ci 2dr Coupe

This is not your father's 850. A stock machine was given to Steve Dinan and $45,000 later, a twin-turbo super coupe was delivered. Suffice it to say that all of the performance short comings were eliminated as there now lurks a 525hp, 550 lb.torque well mannered V12 waiting to be driven. Less then 50 V12s were altered and of the 8's, most were automatics (not as much fun as the 6 speed but very well behaved). This combination of raw power, slot-car handling, and technology, all brought together in what is perhaps the best looking vehicle that Munich has ever produced, is hard to beat.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 1997 BMW 8 Series Review

What's New for 1997

Engine displacement is bumped up, making the 1997 840Ci and 850Ci a bit stronger than last year's models. BMW's five-speed Steptronic is now standard on both models.

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