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1997 BMW 8 Series Coupe

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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

Review of the 1997 BMW 8 Series

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  • Safety
  • 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 now standard on both models.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Wonderful to own and drive

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Vehicle: 1996 BMW 8 Series

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

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.



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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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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