1997 BMW 8 Series Consumer Review: What they should have built or

1997 BMW 8 Series - Consumer Review

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What they should have built originally
By KElliott on


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.

Best Features

0-60 in under 5 seconds, top speed 185.

Worst Features

BMW should have made these on an OEM basis.
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