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Review I fell in love with the 8-series when it first debuted in 1991, and dreamed of owning one. Purchased my mid-life crisis car in 2000, and I have been in driver heaven ever since. Handling, handling, handling, on rails! Sinks into the road at high speed (tops at around 160, and yes, I got a ticket). Just drove cross-country with it and it was much more fun than flying first class. Averaged 25 mpg for the 3500 mile trip! Now I have to buy an SUV, because this baby will never see snow. Can't say enough about the design and execution. Routine maintenance costs are what you'd expect for a car in this class.
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What options are available on the 1997 BMW 8 Series?
Available BMW 8 Series 1997 Submodel Types: Coupe
Available Trims: 850i, 840Ci
Exterior Colors: Brilliant Red, Lazure Blue Metallic, Madeira Black