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BMW celebrates the 8-Series [VIDEO]

The Great 8

BMW has released a new promotional video that celebrates the 8-Series.

Built between 1989 and 1999, the 8-Series was the company's flagship coupe and the first production car with a drag coefficient of less than 0.3. Besides being extremely aerodynamic, the 8-Series had a "pillar-less" design and was the first BMW to come equipped with dynamic stability control.

While the model was equipped with a variety of engines over the years, the range-topping 850CSi had a 5.6-liter V12 that developed 380 HP (279 kW).  This enabled the car to hit an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

As we have previously reported, BMW is considering a new 8-Series coupe which be influenced by the Gran Lusso Coupe concept. Nothing is official but a source said "We want to send out the message the future is not all about electric cars but also traditional models with real emotional appeal."

Source: BMW via Carscoops
Published Jul 2, 2013 1:00 pm By Michael Gauthier
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Han Solo
It is the Ultimate Driving Machine...I can see it now...the next Generation 8 Series coming to life...I just hope it is NOT based on the Grand Lusso Coupe Concept as it doesn't have the Character and Soul of the previous BMW 8 Series (E31)... It is not a true reincarnation of the Best Car that was ever made...
Jul 4, 2013 12:22 am
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CaptIgo
I had one till 5 years ago, calypso red 850Ci mint condition. I miss the thing, great car! So much character, handling and road presence, specially from the back with 275 R 18 wheels... I miss the sensation of firing up the V12 and the feeling that the engine is within hands reach from the seat, right behind the console with AC and radio. And it almost actually is, swept back to the cabin, great feeling! Really looking forward to see the Gran Lusso Coupe in its presented form as reincarnation of the 8 series!
Jul 3, 2013 7:39 am
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Giom
Where can I find that book!?
Jul 3, 2013 5:38 am
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LWE7
I find these videos from BMW about their older creations wonderful !
Jul 2, 2013 5:00 pm
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RuleZ
As probably the biggest BM' fan, I'd love the 8-Series to come back. But I have a feeling that they would ruind in if they were to bring it back! The E31 is, in my opinion, the best looking car ever made!
Jul 2, 2013 1:56 pm
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DBaskov
You can certainly forget about them making it look anywhere close to that design. Unfortunately, if they do bring back it probably won't look as sporty and low, instead it will end up being a big bulky boat.
Jul 2, 2013 2:43 pm
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Han Solo
I totally agree with you... it is definitely the best car that was ever made...It is the Ultimate Driving Machine...
Jul 4, 2013 12:13 am
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DTM
Classic
Jul 2, 2013 1:29 pm
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CoyRoy
bring back the 8-series!!!!!!! It will kick the CL's (s-class coupe) butt!!
Jul 2, 2013 1:15 pm
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Dude von Dudenstein
No it won't!
Jul 2, 2013 1:37 pm
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SnakesInMyPants
doubt it.
Jul 2, 2013 10:05 pm
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